Friday, April 26, 2019

SUCCESSOR

Today’s Reading: 1 Kings 2

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

 

King David’s Tomb is a site traditionally viewed as the burial place of David, King of Israel. It is located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, near the Hagia Maria Sion Abbey.

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

 

Key Verse: 1 Kings 2:3

And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn.

King David’s final words to his son Solomon resembles those spoken by Moses to Joshua (Deuteronomy 31:7-13). Two towering historical people, Moses and David, make for interesting character studies. Great care was taken by the writers of Scripture to be accurate. Most histories written about an absolute ruler are coloured to make the monarch look much better than reality, but not the Bible. It tells it like it really was.
David had a good idea what it will take for his son to have a successful reign. The twelve tribes were filled with people who would be extremely difficult to rule. This was 500 years before democracy arose in Greece. Since Israel had rejected God’s rule through judges, who would be recognized as leaders only when needed, the prediction of Samuel as to the actions of kings was now a reality. The often-quoted statement, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely,” will be shown to be true as we move through the sad history of the next 500 years. Some of what David says is good advice for us too: “Keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways.” Amen!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for grace to obey Your instructions in all matters. With all my heart and mind, I desire to walk in Your ways. In the Name of Jesus, the only One who ever walked 100% of the time in Your ways, I ask this request. Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Five of our Circle Square Ranches were given by Crossroads in 2011 to InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to join with their already very successful Pioneer Camps. The other ranches are now operated by other worthy ministries. It’s time to register our children and our teens at a Christian summer camp. Check out the camp nearest you, run by various Christian organizations across Canada…click here. Or if you’re in the USA, click here. When I first received the vision from God for the Circle Square Ranch ministry, I became convinced that an in-depth work of God’s Spirit and His Word could be accomplished in one week at a Bible camp, more than in any other way, such as seven Sundays in Sunday School. Don’t get me wrong. I’m the biggest fan of faithful Sunday School attendance. But that concentrated week, day and night, at camp is very, very effective. Because of the television opportunities we enjoyed, our registration records showed approximately 60% of the campers came from homes where the children had no church background. From 1978 to 2010, Circle Square Ranches hosted approximately 250,000 children and teens for at least a week each. It has been estimated that as many as 100,000 of these infinitely precious souls made first-time decisions to give their lives to Jesus. I’m praying fervently for a great response this summer at every camp which is committed to serving Jesus.

Yours for future generations of followers of Christ. “Indeed, [One] greater than Solomon is here” (Luke 11:31b),

David

P.S. I recently joined Lorna Dueck live on 100 Huntley Street [2017]. If you’d like to view the interview, click HERE for part one and HERE for part two. You can be a big encouragement to Lorna and her team through your support…click HERE to be a “Game Changer” and help share the Good News of Jesus in Canada and around the world!

16 thoughts on “Friday, April 26, 2019

  1. Could not get the link to open to watch David and Lorna. I remember when Lorna first started on 100 Huntley Street with David. Wow! She couldn’t stop smiling/laughing to become serious in front of the camera. It is so interesting, the things our memory, brings back to us. Fellow saints in the Lord, be filled today by His radiant love and light. May you be a blessing to all you cross paths with. In the precious Name of Jesus. Amen.

    “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people all about this new life.” Acts 5:20 NIV

    Crowder ~ Red Letters (Lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK80AdFdmCM

  2. The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak

    “Is it true that you said you have no fear of God?”

    “Why should I fear my Beloved? Do you fear your loved ones?”

    “So you accept that you have claimed to resemble God.”

    “You think God is similar to you. Angry, rigid, eager for revenge…Whereas I say: instead of believing that the worst in humans can be found in God, believe that the best of God can be found in humans.”

    • amen Beverlee Kay; amen,amen;so true, You think Gold is similar to you…….believe that the best of God can be found in humans…amen amen amen
      I praise the Lord that He would embrace me, He forgives me daily;along with everyone else; He forgives & our sins are no more;He never brings it up tomorrow, our sins are forgiven & forgotten!
      How Great Thou Art! Thank you Lord God; Thank God; amen amen amen
      listening to a song by Beverly Shea……….

  3. I could not get that video to play either,Beverlee.I used to wonder ifit was just me because I have never felt fear of God either because He is a loving Father…He made us in “Our image”.
    The camp figures sound about right.We have a meeting of our (CAMP PAGWEAK) camp Council tomorrow morning.The camp has experienced growth in recent years in buildings and attendance.As Ruth has said,we have been blessed not to have to turn any kids away because of a lack of money.The camp is growing because of faith within the council but local churches are shrinking,sadly.This is where my donations go.I accepted the vice chair position very reluctantly when no one else would step up.(I laughed and expressed my lack of qualifications but ‘something’ told me this would show God’s hand in leading the council.)It would also show faith in God.
    I’m thankful times have changed and we are in a safe land where these camps can flourish.In biblical times that would not have been possible.We are blessed.

    If you right click the interview link then click on the progress bar just a tad from the beginning then the video will work.God bless

  4. Good to watch this interview of David and Lorna and what a faithful servant David was to the end. Thank you for your postings today Beverlee and William. Remember Mother and I taking one of the grandchildren to Circle Square Ranch in Sussex. Thank you Lynda for your birthday greetings yesterday. God bless you saints!

  5. Thank you for this daily bread, always a blessing; I thank you Reynold for the photo of King David’s tomb, its special!

  6. Good afternoon everyone. I have been so behind, but I have finally got caught up.
    Beverlee I pray that God will guide you into his Plan for what you need.
    Irene I pray everything is ok with you.
    Ger Belated Happy Birthday. I see you had a Blessed Day.
    Sah Praying that Jeremy situation will be resolved. Praying that a Godly man will be sent to be your new Pastor.
    Thanks again for all your prayers for Kelly. She will be going back to work on May 1st.
    Let us all pray for the people who are affected and will be affected by the flooding.
    Have a Blessed day all.

    • God bless you Thelma, Jeremy is on his way; yes we trust the Lord will be with Pastor & his wife, she just found out what she has had for years, a little bug in her stomach, a name 6 inches long, it seems these bugs come from well water; PRAISE THE LORD,after years of pain, they finally found some medication that kills the bug and Pastor’s wife is 1005 healed. PRAISE AND THANK THE LORD;
      now working on her brother for healing,he has had the same bug. it truly is a wonderful way to end the week with complete healing for these 2 precious people Thank you Lord God for this healing In Jesus Name we Pray amen

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