Saturday, December 22, 2018


Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 13-14

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


A camel is there to greet tourists at the “Sea Level” sign when you descend from the hills of Jerusalem (2,500 feet above) to Jericho (1,200 feet below). Jesus often made that 24 km journey, as did the “Good Samaritan” in Jesus’ parable.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verse: Deuteronomy 13:3

You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.


“A camel is a horse put together by a committee,” someone jokingly said. At any rate, it may not be good for us to eat camel…it’s definitely not good for the camel! Moses was concerned with the physical health of the people as well as with their spiritual and moral health. The Elders in the Jerusalem church decided that non-Jewish believers should observe only these food prohibitions: “Blood, things strangled, and meats offered to idols” (Acts 15:20). The entire Jewish Kosher system of eating is derived from the last sentence of Deuteronomy 14:21.

Our key verse gives a prohibition which is just as valid today as it was then. There are false teachers and fraudulent prophets everywhere. Second Peter chapter 2 (click here) warns us of the danger, the destruction, and the description of those who would seek to turn us away from the truth of God’s Word. This is why we need to affirm the historical understanding of doctrine, for example, the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed (click here). On the internet there are often side-bar items that ought to be ignored. False prophets, cult leaders, are trolling for a certain kind of fish. Let us not be suckers. These people, who are themselves deceived, will do their best to draw us into their heresies.


Lord God, keep me true to You and in solid Bible teaching. You promised, Lord Jesus, that, “When He, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). Guide me, Holy Spirit, I pray. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!


My all-time favourite course in Bible College was “Doctrines of Salvation.” I took it twice, not because I failed the first time, but because I had a job for a year before college to earn some money, and during the night shift I was required to check the equipment every 15 minutes. That gave me time (with the blessing of my boss) to take some studies by correspondence. The courses I took that way may have had a greater impact on me than the lectures on the same subjects later at college. You may want to do as I did; they now call it “distance education” via the internet. Check it out here with a link to my alma mater.

Yours for learning sound doctrine, and sticking to it,


30 thoughts on “Saturday, December 22, 2018

  1. Good morning, saints. I feel everyone has slept in, this morning, as I have. A light dusting of snow on the ground and cooler temps, more seasonal with Christmas. Raisin bread, waiting to be baked. Three days away from Christmas–the time of our Saviour’s birth. Let us be glad and rejoice in Him!

    “Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has visited and redeemed his people.” Luke 1:68 NLT

    3 Hours of Christmas Music Classics and Holiday Scenery

  2. Some relaxing Christmas music with a crackling fireplace. Click the box in the bottom right hand corner and it will become full screen. Merry Christmas fellow saints in the Lord! May God bless you abundantly in 2019 with everlasting love peace and joy.

    4K Relaxing Fireplace & Christmas Music & Crackling Fire ???? UHD 2 Hours

  3. I bet it smells yummy at your house,Beverlee.Reminds me of the aroma of my mom’s Christmas baking.
    This poem jumped to mind when reading David’s words above.I was a baby Christian when I wrote it and about a year away from subscribing to 100 Words.Merry Christmas to all.
    I Am The Darkness

    I am the darkness and lurk near the edge ,
    I shun the light that all can still see.
    Where my goal is to guide you off your ledge,
    So you will be in darkness just like me.

    I am pretentious and seem like a friend,
    I will teach within yourself that you will find,
    The answers that make your sorrow end,
    But not reveal,this will make you blind.

    I wait in shadows by the fork in the road,
    I may not even know that I lead astray,
    As I will seem to help you with your load,
    And you and I walk down the wrong way.

    I will keep you in sorrow with a soft word,
    That eases the pain but blinds the mind,
    And twist God’s message you have heard,
    So that you also will remain blind.
    GW(Bill) Marshall /Sept 18, 2012

    • We rebuke that darkness, Bill, and give thanks for the light of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Keep poeming, Bill. God’s continued blessings on you. and Merry Christmas!

  4. Wishing everyone of you a Very Merry Christmas! ????
    May you be blessed abundantly in the New Year! ????

    Praying that everyone is safe in their travels and for those getting together with family and friends, may your fellowship indeed be sweet, peaceful and loving!

    Above all, may we worship Our God and give Him His due praise. May our conversation and attitude be pleasing to Him, always!

  5. Yes dear David in heaven, there are people out there trolling steady for chumps like me, sometimes, who will fall for their deceitfulness. Every time I check my Spam folder there’s trollers looking for chumps.
    May God bless you again today dear Beverlee. The bread sounds lovely and inviting and how I love music. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.
    Love the way you can put your thoughts into poetry dear William to get your messages across. Blessings on all dear saints this cold wintry day and can’t say enough, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  6. Yes, Merry Christmas to all my blogging friends and to you Norma Jean and all the Mainse family. This chapter on false prophets shows us how important it is to read and know the Bible, the Word of God and stick to it, discerning when we entercounter any diversion from it. Thank you Beverlee for the music and poetry William. Has been an eventful week, yesterday dealing with all this rain falling on a frozen ground keeping it from flooding around my house. However a good thing, got my internet service updated this morning so I have faster internet. The Lord is good. Can’t believe Christmas is so close. Blessings to all.

  7. Psalm 23b:3 tells us that Our Shepherd “leads me/us in paths of righteousness for His Name’s sake” Thank You Lord for Your promise to keep me/us in Your paths of righteousness. Please keep our hearts and ears and minds alert, discerning the truth from the false. Alert and Alive in You Lord! I pray, Amen!! So that we are not lead astray by the cunning and deceiving spirit.

    Your Word is a “Lamp unto my feet and a Light unto my path!!

    Sunny and bright outside today, though a bit blessed this Lord’s day saints!

  8. Looks like the camel in the picture is all dressed up for Christmas. Thank you Reynold for pictures that correspond with the day’s scripture!! Blessings to you and your family; Have a blessed Christmas and a Joyous and Prosperous New Year!!

  9. Amen to the Prayer for Today and all the comments above.

    Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2019!

    Thanks Beverlee Kay for blessing us with the relaxing Christmas music. Just what we needed. God Bless you.

  10. 100 Huntley Street has a ‘full’ box of prayer requests and not taking any more and in my area they have blocked the prayer telephone lines! Very troublesome indeed!
    Pray for this situation to get fixed TY in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  11. prayer requests on line are not working; also the telephone prayer lines are blocked
    very frustrating; please pray the staff work to get these means of communication working properly in Jesus Name we Pray amen

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