Sunday, December 1, 2019


Today’s Reading: Proverbs 22

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A mother and her children enjoy some moments together at Nazareth Village. The people who demonstrate life as it was 2,000 years ago are dedicated believers in Jesus. Most of them are members of the Nazareth Baptist Church. Rev. Nizar Shaheen, my son-in-law, was ordained as a Minister of Christ in this church. The church operates a school, kindergarten through high school, that has about 1,000 students. Let us pray for this church, and others in Nazareth, as they face some difficult times.

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Key Verses: Proverbs 22:20-21

Have I not written to you excellent things
Of counsels and knowledge,
That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth,
That you may answer words of truth
To those who send to you?


The translation used in this blog is the New King James Version. I hope to do as our key verse says. There is counsel and knowledge here in this daily  blog. There is “certainty of the words of truth.” Amen!!!

Let us consider another proverb found in Proverbs 22:2. “The rich and poor have this in common, the Lord is Maker of them all.” Rich and poor have more in common than this. He is the only Saviour. He is the Judge of the universe and everything in it. He is Lord to all who give Him our lives. No matter how much money anyone has, salvation cannot be purchased by money. No matter how poor anyone is, they cannot be refused salvation, providing they ask in repentance and faith, because eternal life was paid for in full by Jesus Christ on the Cross! Salvation is free to all who come to Jesus and ask to be saved. If we have further questions about our eternal salvation, call our Crossroads prayer line at 1-866-273-4444. A loving caring person will answer. over 1,000 people every day call that number!


Lord God, I’m going back to the key verse again and forming it into a prayer so that I may help others more and more. I also pray again that prayer which rich or poor must pray in order to have assurance of salvation and eternal life. “Lord, be merciful to me a sinner.” I have confidence that You save me because Jesus said so (Luke 18:9-14). Yes! Amen!


I’m using consistently the New King James translation of the Bible. Today I want to tell a story of the giving heart of the largest publisher of Bibles in the world, Sam Moore, the man who, along with God, is the main reason we have the “New King James Version.”

In 1983 my daughter married a young man from Cana of Galilee, the village famous for Jesus’ first miracle, turning the water into wine at a wedding feast. Sam Moore printed 2,000 Bibles in Arabic and embossed the names of Ellen and Nizar on the cover as gifts for all who attended. Nizar, as the heavy-weight boxing champion for the Galilee area, attracted at least 2,000 men, mostly Muslims, to his wedding. The Word of God was put into their hands. Now many of these same men listen to the Gospel daily as Nizar shares the Word of God on television. Sam will be embarrassed to read this here, but I want to honour this man who paid for a wonderful honeymoon for these newlyweds. These are just two more reasons why I quote the NKJV.

Yours for the “Words of Truth” to be made known!!!


16 thoughts on “Sunday, December 1, 2019

  1. Praise our heavenly Father for all the knowledge and wisdom He presents to us daily and in turn we are able to use to bless our fellow man. There is a beloved and troubled friend I ask all bloggers to pray for as he was in the Israeli army at one time and now has PTSD. It seems the hardest person to forgive is ourself. Just for anonymity sake, I’ll name the gentleman Joseph. Thank u, thank u, thank u and may God bless you all today with caring hearts; I ask in Jesus name, shalom.
    Thank you dear Mainse family for continuing this daily bible study as it such a caring esteem to David.

    • Jesus always forgives a repentant heart.Your friend would not have PTSD if he did not have a repentant heart (a conscience). God bless him.

      Forgiveness is a gift we receive,
      And freely we must give it too,
      To prove to Him we do believe,
      Forgiveness also works for you.

      When someone stabs your back,
      Do not turn around to attack;
      But smile and take up his slack
      To show the faith you do not lack.

      When you forgive it then returns,
      For your heart is then lightened
      While given the freedom it yearns
      And your mind is then enlightened.

      Let His healing hand touch your soul,
      Then may His love render you whole,
      For Satan will try to collect a toll
      If faith is weak you give control

      But someone you may overlook
      Is one you may be least kind to;
      For mistaken paths that you took;
      The one you forgive must be you.
      GW (Bill) Marshall/2012

      Forgive Myself

      Does God ever make mistakes,
      Does He regret where He has led
      When each step His child takes
      Dries up the blood His Son has shed.

      Now I fear I am now lost,
      When I try to do what is right,
      For mistakes are the cost
      But it’s His blood that wins my fight.

      So forgive myself I must,
      For,if not,then in vain He died
      And I would yield His trust,
      Then they could say my Savoir lied.

      So get back upon your feet
      And know Satan is a liar
      Cast down in his defeat
      To burn ever in hell fire.

      No,God never makes mistakes,
      But His ways are above our own,
      So know,each child He makes
      Is of the holy seed He’s sown.
      (G.W.)Bill Marshall/23,June,2016

    • Psalm 22: 3. God lives in the praises of His people. I know of someone who was so troubled from the experiences of the past but was totally delivered by attending a church that praised God big time. May God do the same for your friend. May he experience God’s great love.

    • Heavenly Father in Jesus Name Your Word tells us in Psalm 23 that You “Restore our soul” Lord I pray for this troubled young man’s spirit, soul and body to be restored. thank You Jesus, Amen!

    • TY Lord for Lynda D to post this blog; Lord You know Joseph and what he is going through right now, please enter his heart and heal from the inside out; help him to forgive himself; to forgive others;
      I encourage him to seek Acpuncture treatments; they work very well,also I pray he is seeking mental health counselling; it takes time but he will be in a better place of happiness while he seeks counsel; I thank him for serving; the Lord will heal him; The Lord Jesus Christ loves Joseph unconditionally; He will heal; blessings for posting in Jesus Name we Pray amen

  2. Lord God, thank You for this beautiful season. Thank You for coming into this world to save, to redeem, to set people free… thank You for saving me! Please help people everywhere to look to You and be saved. Bless all your workers, help them to be faithful to You and the Truth of your Word. Send out even more (even us) and help us not to forget the reason You have not taken us out of the world – we are to be a light in the darkness around us. Please help us to be good witnesses for You. Help us to throw off the sin that so easily entangles, and follow as You lead, step by step. In Jesus’s name, amen

  3. Please pray for me; I have a room,bath,own entrance for a busy working mature person;non/smoker/no booze/no drugs/no pets/no parties place,perfect for someone who works 2 p.m. – 10 p.m. Pray the Lord sends me the right person in Jesus Name I Pray amen
    Prayers of healing for those is need of a Healing Hand, God bless you and thank you

      • Thank you Teresa for your prayers! Yes Lord please bring the right person for the room across my path;
        Blessings to all and I pray healing to all who are in need of the Healing Hand of our Lord God Almighty;
        I pray the Lord speaks to our radio announcers and TV announcers; let them know that the people appreciate their work in bringing proper programs for listening and watching;
        I pray the Lord blesses their families; their children; I thank the Lord for all His mercies and Grace given to all mankind; in Jesus Name we Pray amen amen amen

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