Tuesday, December 12, 2017

REMEMBER YOUR CREATOR

Today’s┬áReading: Ecclesiastes 10-12

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

When we see the Creator’s handiwork, our hearts are filled with awe. The First Nations peoples of our land refer to God as “THE GREAT CREATOR,” and have done so since before the European explorers arrived on this continent.

 

Key Verses: Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13-14

Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,

Before the difficult days come,

And the years draw near when you say,

“I have no pleasure in them.”

…Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:

Fear God and keep His commandments,

For this is man’s all.

For God will bring every work into judgment,

Including every secret thing,

Whether good or evil.

 

“A dead fly”… Chapter 10 begins by warning us that a little foolishness like a dead fly (in our soup?) can contaminate much of the good that wisdom has accomplished. The consistent application of our minds and hearts to wisdom, such as this daily blog encourages, will help keep us on track. As 10:4b instructs us, “Do not leave your post!”

In order to help his large family understand the Scriptures, Ken Taylor created a paraphrase called “The Living Bible.” He renders Ecclesiastes 11:4 this way: “If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.” Someone has called this “the paralysis of analysis.” God has given us the ability to asses a situation, make a decision, and move forward boldly.

The final chapter gives us Solomon’s conclusions. The wisdom God gave him is summed up in our key verses. Let’s take time to meditate on “the whole matter!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, You have created me, according to the Scriptures, in Your likeness. Therefore, I ask that I will be conscious minute by minute of Your Presence so that I will fulfill Your plans for my life. You expect me to make my decisions with a confidence that if I’m going wrong, You will steer me by giving me Your wisdom, so that I can make course corrections. Thank You that You give purpose and meaning to my life. I pray in the Name of the One who “set His face like a flint” to go to the Cross for me, Jesus, my Messiah! Amen!!! (read of the decisions of Jesus in Isaiah 50:6-7 and Luke 9:51-53).

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I have often spoken to teens and young people in their twenties from Ecclesiastes 11:9-10, as well as from Chapter 12 verse one. “REMEMBER!” and again in verse six, “REMEMBER!” For my own life I’ve sought to “REMEMBER!” ┬áSolomon’s conclusion, after trying all kinds of things, is clear and concise. I realized as a teen that I don’t have to go through all the things that messed up Solomon’s life! He stated at the beginning of Ecclesiastes, “Vanity of Vanities, says the preacher, all is vanity.” Instead of emptiness, I am full. Instead of a vacuum in my life, I overflow with the Presence of the Lord. As Ephesians 5:18 says, “Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit” (read Ephesians 5:15-21).

Yours for being filled with God’s Presence and for keeping filled 24/7,

David

 

13 thoughts on “Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  1. Amen Solomon and Pastor David. Going to encourage family and friends to read these key verses on fb. God’s blessings on your day saints!

  2. Good morning folks just wanted you to know that the surgery my husband was supposed to have yesterday was cancelled. It is now supposed to be on January 15. Apparently there was no beds available. God is good, now we can celebrate Christmas with his sister and family, who are coming next week from Australia. God’s way are perfect. Amen and amen.
    Ekeanor M.
    PS. It is do wonderful to read Pastor David’s words each day. Thank you Ron and Ann for continuing this blog, and for Reynold’s great pictures.

    • God bless you Eleanor! Ain’t that just like the Lord! To make a way when there was none! that’s part of a song…..
      Lord God we pray that You would bless Eleanor and her husband and family with a wonderful Christmas time together, bless the family coming from Australia!
      Lord we know that life is all in YOUR TIME! We thank you for this pause for the surgery, we know that YOU will present the time for this surgery to happen! Thank you Lord, thank you in Jesus Name we Pray amen amen amen

  3. Have missed the blog when my internet has been down–so happy to be back on this snowy winter day in Prince Edward County. Love Ecclesiastes, today’s message and prayer. So praying for all the saints, today. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV

    Gloria in Excelsis Deo – (Angels We Have Heard On High)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5mdybeyLVc

  4. Magnificent Picture…. looks like The Hand of our Creator on the right side!
    May Today, and the days ahead, abound in His Peace and Love.

  5. Agreeing with David’s prayer and personal comments…”Instead of emptiness. I am full, Instead of a vacuum in my life, I overflow with the presence of the Lord!” Amen!!

    Rejoice in the Lord, and again I say, Rejoice…have a day filled with “The Joy of the Lord” all you saints.

  6. prayers of healing for Mike, he has heart problems, met his wife today!
    prayers for a young man Jered, 26 years old, looking for employment, dealing with a chemical imbalance, pray the Lord will keep him safe and provide a good job! also needs a place to live!\
    Yes God has a good sense of humour! I am looking for someone to rent the back room however this person needs to be stable, good job, dis
    prayers of thankfulness for Deb who has a good job, even better than she had, all Praise and Glory to God Our Father! amen

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