Wednesday, December 23, 2020


Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 15-16

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It would appear that this man sitting among the ruins of ancient Philippi is in need of encouragement. Let’s find someone today who may be discouraged and give him or her a lift.

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Key Verse: Deuteronomy 15:7

If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother…


The generosity mentioned in our key verse will be rewarded. We will be blessed when we open our hands wide to anyone who has need. There is ample evidence that God keeps His promise to the giving person. In verse ten of this chapter it states, “For this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand.” This exhortation is repeated in chapter 16:17, “Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you.” The Apostle Paul refers to the instruction given by the “Pillars” of the Jerusalem church. “They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do” (Galatians 2:10). To practice this as Jesus did, we may want to read Matthew 5:38-48.


Lord Jesus, by the Holy Spirit and the reading of Your Words, please grow in me a generous spirit. You are the greatest Example, by far, when it comes to giving. You gave Your very life for poor humanity. For starters, I give my life to You by giving my life for others. Please bring across my pathway, every day, someone I may help. In Your generous Name I pray. Amen!


I’m meditating just now on God’s promises found in the Words of Jesus: “Give, and it will be given to you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over…” (Luke 6:38). When I read from the Hebrew Scriptures, I recognize that, in His humanity, Jesus is Jewish. No doubt He read the words of today’s reading as a boy. Jesus, as no one else, practiced generous and sacrificial giving. I’m thinking about what Jesus has received as a result. Amazing!!! IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE GREATEST POVERTY IS TO LACK THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS AS SAVIOUR AND LORD!!! I try to watch the 100 Huntley Street telecast daily, sometimes twice a day.  While I was in hospital, I would watch online at It is a lifeline for many people. Will you help me do something extra as a sacrificial, year-end offering to Crossroads? The quickest way to do this is to make a toll-free call to 1-800-265-3100 with a credit card in hand (or give online HERE). I know that you, my blog reader, are doing your best.

Yours to help us all to give as God has blessed us,


10 thoughts on “Wednesday, December 23, 2020

  1. Such wisdom in today’s scripture readings and David’s message and prayer. We thank You Lord for giving everything to us. We give back so others may come to know You, as we do. Ever grateful this morning for His blessings. Thank you Crossroads. I sent in my year end donation and call other saints to do the same. Let us continue to enjoy this ministry and spread the seeds of hope instilled by Jesus’ love for us and God’s Word to us. His blessings be upon you. Merry Christmas.

    Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 ESV

    For unto us a Child is Born

    • Beautiful music Beverlee!
      Merry Christmas to you and all fellow bloggers….Thank you for your faithfulness to this blog and for all your wonderful, thoughtful and uplifting messages!

      May 2021 be a year we all grow in the knowledge and power and love of God!
      (This blog is such a help and blessing to me!)

  2. Thankful for this message today. May you all be blessed fellow bloggers as you reach out to others. Thank you Beverlee and all bloggers for your faithful posts and encouragement. Love the Christmas music too. Remembering singing the song, “Mary, did You Know?” twenty times in our walk through Christmas concert at my home church one year. Was a blessing to sing it. Merry Christmas to all you bloggers!

  3. Wishing all the bloggers a Merry Christmas.
    You all have been an encouragment to me.
    Thank You Maines family for keeping up the blogg.

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