Monday, December 24, 2018


Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 17-18

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A young man studies Scripture in a Jewish library situated against the ancient Western Wall of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. This blog is designed to help us do likewise!

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Key Verse: Deuteronomy 17:19

And it shall be with him, and he shall read it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God and be careful to observe all the words of this law and these statutes…


Moses predicted that one day Israel would have a king. The first three were Saul, David and Solomon. It may be that they failed to read the Word of God every day, and the direct result was that they multiplied wives, silver and gold for themselves, and more and more power for themselves. Early in their lives, they served God faithfully and from that time of faithfully fearing the Lord, we have many Psalms and Proverbs. God made one of His “exceeding great and precious promises” (read 2 Peter 1:3-14). Peter writes, “be even more diligent.” Diligence in reading the Word, fearing the Lord, and being obedient to Him will have results… “He may prolong his days….he and his children” (Deuteronomy 17:20).

Then there are the orders to stone certain offenders. We should be glad that Jesus changed the stoning procedure. He said, “Let him who is without sin among you cast the first stone” (John 8:7). Stephen was killed by stoning, and Saul, later Paul, supervised the stoning (Acts 7:58). Paul was, himself, stoned in Lystra (Acts 14:19), but survived. In Heaven, Stephen and Paul have likely discussed their experiences of being stoned. They are, I’m sure, rejoicing that Jesus changed things concerning stoning.


Thank You, Jesus, for Your pure love for the woman who was about to be stoned. You gave her a new beginning in her life. You gave me a new beginning too. Please help me to reaffirm again my commitment to Your instructions to us all, and in particular to leaders. I ask You to give me the grace of faithfulness in reading Your Word, as highlighted in our key verse. Amen!!!!


Frankly, I’m looking forward to getting into our next book, Romans. We’ll arrive there, God willing, on January 6th. The writer, Paul, was a highly educated intellectual. He took all those things we are reading in the Torah and presented the Law in the Jesus way. Hallelujah!

Concerning the temptations of leadership, I did not multiply wives. Thank You Jesus! Nor did I multiply gold and silver. However, I did multiply horses! At one point, the ministry of Crossroads had over 400 horses at 11 Circle Square Ranches, where horsemanship was the main activity. Crossroads has donated most of the Ranches to Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, where they are being carried on today, along with their existing Pioneer Camps. I would encourage my “100 Words” readers to send children and teens to camp next Summer. Christmas Day is tomorrow. What a great idea for a gift. Check out Inter-Varsity’s camps here.

Yours for “prolonged” days for each of us and for our children,


P.S. Here is a link to one of a series of fascinating Christmas videos from 100 Huntley Street programs. Moira Brown recorded these on location in Israel with renowned New Testament scholar, Dr. Craig Evans. The series is called “Unwrapping the Christmas Story” (click HERE for an example recorded at the Church of the Nativity).

8 thoughts on “Monday, December 24, 2018

  1. Ready to watch the link. Thinking of all our loved ones, who have passed, who are rejoicing in heaven. To think they are rejoicing everyday is such a joy! Happy Christmas Eve, fellow saints in the Lord! Oh, how God loves you, so!!!

    So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 NKJV

    Angels We Have Heard On High

    • Yep Beverlee Kay! when I think back to how God removed smokes/booze from me,then broke my leg and He gave me swimming! IT BLOWS MY MIND EVEN TO THIS DAY!
      I pray for all those who want to change their habits that they will call on God to help them! He Will!
      I am able to go to church services because it is the evening! I thank the Lord for this to happen! I am praying the churches will consider holding more evening services for those who have sleep disorders and for all those who work shifts….have talked with the Pastoral Ministry in my town….pray they will have people come forward to lead these services….I am willing….

  2. Thank you,Beverlee.We sang that yesterday in church.It’s going on 6 years since I began this journey.David is still a good teacher and example through this blog.Thanks again to his family for this gift.May everyone have a very Merry Christmas.
    (My father would be 118 today.He was killed when I was 7.Happy Birthday,Dad.)

  3. Curtis,Mitch,Ed and many more need to hear Your Voice Lord! Speak loudly to them;encourage them to pray;ask You to come into their hearts & heal them;bless Shaun;my children & grandchildren;speak to their hearts also, TY Lord,
    bless our service;bless my bank account to overflowing and beyond;would like to clear debts & help family/others WHAT A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT THIS WOULD BE FOR ME LORD! TY
    Yes Lord we thank You for all the blessings of this day……In Jesus Name we Pray amen amen amen

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