Today’s Reading: Proverbs 14
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Key Verses: Proverbs 14: 26, 34
…In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence,
And His children will have a place of refuge.
…Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.
We should consider verse 27 also, “The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life!” The ultimate in respect, reverence, worship and honour is the main ingredient in “the fear of the Lord.” It’s truly a matter of life and death! Choose Life!!!
Before we consider the second of the key verses, let’s back up to Proverbs 14:4a. “Where no oxen are (the stall), the trough is clean.” When we are involved in life, in government, in business, in caring for others, and in the church, life can get messy. It’s really hard to keep everything as it should be. It may resemble the stall where the oxen are housed. The only way to keep from the mess of everyday life would be to live on an isolated island. But then we, ourselves, would be a mess! We need to live in the middle of the action, pulling the load of our families and our communities with strength that comes from God!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, how Your great heart must be broken over the modern slaughter of the innocents by abortion. Have mercy, O God, I pray. Have mercy on our country and on the many nations (ethnos) who live inside the borders of my country. I pray this for Jesus’ sake, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
In Jerusalem I have stood beside the Hinnom Valley, known in Hebrew as “Gehenna” (translated “Hell”). It was here that the bodies of babies were burned in the fires. I’ve just googled the words “burned his children in the fire” (see 2 Chronicles 28:1-3 and 2 Chronicles 29:1-11). Today our government sanctions the throwing of the bodies of the little ones into incinerators. I pray with weeping. God have mercy! O God, I repent on behalf of our land! Ours is a country for which our founders declared in our official motto that You would have dominion from sea to sea, “Ad mare usque ad mare!” Lord God, we need many Hezekiahs in our Houses of Parliament. Have mercy on us, O God!!!
I’m back to thinking about “Oxen.” “Red Ox Point” on the shore of a lake just north of Kingston, was named because 150 years ago a team of oxen outpulled a team of huge work horses. It is said that oxen have a steady pull and when horses try to pull a load that is too heavy, they will start and stop, start and stop. In that case I would rather be an ox than a horse. Steady progress in righting the evils that plague our land will eventually win the day!
Yours for pulling together as a team!
P.S. The picture below depicts the King of Judah about to burn a little life in the fires of the Valley of the Sons of Hinnom, offering a child to be sacrificed to the image of the pagan god Molech. The people of Jerusalem believed that this valley was the entrance to Hell.
I have a vivid picture in my mind. I have seen a horse (horses) stop & start as mentioned. I have never watched oxen, however, complete the job by just keeping on keeping on! A good lesson.
is a connection
to Prov 14.26;34.
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Dear Pastor Daviid was diffinately like the oxen. He never stopped witnessing and he has left us a fine example to follow. Blessings to all. Eleanor M.
Amen Eleanor M.!
The history lesson, today, and bottom picture, is very accurate. Devil worshipers burn babies as sacrifice. Very disturbing–we cast them out. We have the Thrown of Jesus and we bow down and praise our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ–in victory! Blessings fellow saints in the Lord!
And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39 ESV
Home – Chris Tomlin – Worship Video with lyrics
In light of the evil that has been revealed in the US involving the highest levels of the abortion industry,with funding from the US government,I shake my head and wonder ‘why’ so many could support such disgusting laws (throughout the nation…and beyond).Those who supported this change are highly disgusting as well.
David is still a ray of light through his thoughts in this blog.Thanks again,Ron and Ann.God bless
Why did you kill me mommy?
Why do you seek to be defiled?
Why was I killed inside your tummy?
Why could I not be your child?
Why do you call sex ‘making love’?
Why is that lie portrayed to be true?
Why do you hate gifts from above?
Why do you freely do what you do?
Why is sex like shaking hands?
Why can’t you control your lust?
Why do devils from foreign lands
Give us laws while stealing our trust?
G W (Bill) Marshall / 31 July, 2014
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(PEI was the last province to accept abortion after
‘foreign’ speakers were due to arrive from the US
to speak in Charlottetown at a rally about the time
this was written.)
Yes, Lord we have sinned, I pray, have mercy on us, and restore our land, Heavenly Father, I pray this in Jesus Name, Amen!!
My heart was gladdened when I read Ezekiel vision of healing waters flowing from a third temple which maybe becoming possible to see with water systems to be started in 2018 thru Jordan now that Panama Canal project is complete. And the benefits would be available to all residence as an inheritance to all creation Amen. Don marsh has been blessed by your blog