Sunday, November 17, 2019

W – K – D – U

Today’s┬áReading: Proverbs 2-3

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

 

New waterways are being cut in Israel at the Dead Sea to advance the production of mineral collection. The countries of Israel and Jordan are finding “hidden treasures” (Proverbs 2:4b) in the area of the Dead Sea. Let us dig daily into the Holy Scriptures with this “digger blog” for the treasures of “wisdom” and “understanding”!

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

 

Key Verses: Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

And lean not on your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He shall direct your paths.

 

In today’s reading, the word “UNDERSTANDING” is repeated 9 times. When someone is teaching a class, he or she may speak with greater volume to make an important point. In teaching by a written message, repetition is a shout! Pay attention! Synonyms for “understanding” are “insight” “comprehension” “perception” “discernment” and “know-how.” It’s what we stand on for the foundation of our lives.

The title for this blog is “W” – wisdom, “K” – knowledge, “D” – discretion, “U” – understanding. Consider the word DISCRETION. The thesaurus gives 41 synonyms; here are some of them. (1) Foresight (2) Prudence (3) Tact (4) Circumspection (5) Vigilance (6) Judiciousness (7) Good Sense!!! Some of the antonyms are (1) Carelessness (2) Disregard (3) Ignorance (4) Negligence (5) Indifference (6) Neglect (7) Poor decisions!!! Proverbs 3:21 teaches us to “Keep sound wisdom and DISCRETION.” And everybody said, “AMEN!!!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for W – K – D – U. I acknowledge You in every area of my life. Thank You for Your powerful promise to guide my every step! I place You at the top spot in my priorities. I commit my ways to You so that my ways will line up with Your ways. I pray this in the Name and in the Power of the One who always did Your will and followed Your ways, Jesus, my Saviour and Lord! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

When my sons, David Reynold (our photographer for the photos up top) and Ronald Wesley (who formats this blog page so that I can fill in the blanks) were 17 & 15, I travelled to Alberta to visit them at the Circle Square Ranch where they were working that summer. I announced that a genuine “Big Foot” had been found a few miles from the ranch. They hopped in the car and we proceeded to a quarry about 10 miles away. To their surprise there was “Big Foot”…a giant digger with the capability to move in a walking motion on its two huge feet! (here is a photo of it I found online…note how small the worker is in comparison to Big Foot!). O.K. I was teasing them, but at the same time I wanted them to experience what was then the biggest earth, gravel, and stone excavator on earth! When I saw the photo which Reynold had chosen to represent digging into God’s Word, I thought of that time! READY, SET, GO! Let’s dig!!!

Yours for daily digging into God’s Word and mining Treasures,

David

8 thoughts on “Sunday, November 17, 2019

  1. TY Lord for this blog! Lord You know how people misunderstand me; help me to deal with this issue; help me to smile, please help the people to ask me if there is anything wrong, it’s getting so sad that others have already made a decision and not even talked to me. help me Lord to forgive, explain if they ask,
    bless the swim classes tonight; bless Jim and Sherrie, heal their bodies completely; remove ALL the cancer; Thank You Lord,
    bless and heal the Mainse family Lord, Thank you In Jesus Name we pray amen

  2. Thank You, Lord, that You know us, that You understand us, that You love us! Even when others misunderstand, when they judge us, even when they hate us, You are faithful, loyal, and good.
    Thank You for keeping us in your care, for keeping on working on us, and for not leaving us in our former condition. You are making us more and more like Jesus, and Jesus is perfect!
    Help us always to choose your ways, even though we so often miss the mark. As the song says, “We need Thee every hour…”
    We commit our families, our work, our relationships, and this world in all its variety to You, Lord God, and ask that You have your way totally. In Jesus’s great name, amen

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