Friday, May 21, 2021


Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 17

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Dan is described as the northernmost city of the Kingdom of Israel. The children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem. The Danites, finding their inheritance too small, decided to enlarge its boundaries by the sword; and, having conquered Leshem (Laish), they planted a colony there, calling the new settlement by the name of Dan. Seen here is one of the remaining walls of the ancient city of Dan and the Scripture cut into the metal is Joshua 19:47.

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Key Verse: 2 Kings 17:18

Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them from His sight; there was none left but the tribe of Judah alone.

God gave the 10 tribes of the north every opportunity to repent. He sent mighty prophets like Elijah and Elisha, but the leaders and the majority of the people did not listen and change their ways. God does not always strive with us. However, He does seek to move us to Himself in a variety of ways. If we do not respond, the time comes when God must put the emphasis on righteousness and His holy nature must eventually seek justice and judgment. Genesis 6:3 tells us that God said, “My Spirit shall not always strive with man forever.” The Apostle Peter picks up this theme of Noah and God’s judgment in 1 Peter 3:18-22 and 4:1-8. Our salvation is secure in Christ! But in the north of Israel, those who were following God closely were swept up in the destruction and relocation actions of the Assyrian King. War and destruction is happening in our time. It is absolutely essential that we seek to be salt and light in our entire country, as well as the whole world.


Lord Jesus, I thank You for Your ministry to the people who lived in the north such as the Samaritans who descended from those who were relocated there by the Assyrian king. You care about people everywhere! I pray that I will love and seek to bless all people everywhere in every way I can. Most of all, Lord, may I witness to Your Salvation and may I support world missions in a generous and sacrificial way. In Your Name I pray, Amen!


There are Christian missions all over the world. Brian Stewart, for many years the senior foreign correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, tells of his camera operator somewhere in Africa saying approximately, “I wish that just once we could go to a remote place where a missionary does not walk out of the jungle to greet us.” This witness brought Brian back to his childhood faith which he had set aside during his university years. Countries such as South Korea have become powerful missionary-sending countries. It is impossible to follow Jesus closely without caring deeply about world missions.

Yours for living right in God’s sight, sharing God’s love, and teaching in word and deed the person of Jesus Christ,


11 thoughts on “Friday, May 21, 2021

  1. Praise God for an end to the war in the Gaza strip!!! Prayers for the Israeli and Palestinian families who lost loved ones. We pray for continued peace and rebuilding, an end to poverty, for increased employment and vaccinations to curb the coronavirus. We pray for these changes in all the world, dear Lord, and that we would bring change as Christians, that others would know us by our love. His blessings upon you, fellow saints in the Lord. Amen.

    Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” John 3:5 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31

    By Our Love by Christy Nockels (with lyrics)

    • Praise the Lord there has been a cease fire in Israel. I agree with your prayers for both sides.
      On another note, you mentioned that Edward and I were on you mind the other day. We just had a call yesterday from his oncologist. She had the results of his bone marrow test. It is at the stage now were she wants to start treatment in a pill form. We talked about iit and there are side effects of infection. She agrees to wait until after he has his second Covid vaccine. It is on June 29th and she will see him in person on July 13th. That is when the decision will be made whether he wants to do it or not. He is 85 and seems good at the moment, however, his blood could drop quickly that is the concern. He has MDS and Leukemia and she has to decide which one to treat. She thinks the MDS will be the one as she doesn’t want him to get acute leukemia.
      We are taking all this in and trying to have a positive outlook, however there is no cure, just maybe a slow down.
      Appreciated prayers as we deal with the situation. Trusting in the Lord’s mercy.
      Blessings every one, Eleanor M.

  2. Very happy for the Peace Treaty but prayers still very important. One side is claiming victory. Jesus requested that we pray and I believe that is continual prayer. Enjoyed the worship song again Beverlee. I looked it up to forward it & found that Christy had other versions too with different backgrounds!! Blessings all – (HOT day here today in S Ontario!

  3. Amen, Beverlee to your prayer. So glad to hear the war has ended. Many people were praying to God to stop it. Thank you God.

  4. Amen,Beverlee and pray that the treaty takes root.May God bless both sides and punish those who use lies to start trouble.His anchor holds.
    Oh,King Of Kings

    Oh,King of kings make haste I pray,
    That your return will set us free,
    Then take us Home with You to stay
    In love’s vast ocean of eternity.

    You have been the truest of friends,
    A mentor to my searching soul,
    Now is the time that Heaven lends,
    To reap the garden Satan stole.

    With open arms Your bride awaits,
    To be no more of sin’s dark lie,
    As the demon burns with his mates,
    We’re safely Home beyond the sky.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / Sept 06, 2013

  5. Thanks to our Lord God for ending the war in the Gaza strip.
    Continuing to pray for peace in Israel and throughout the world.
    May our Heavenly Father protect us all during this pandemic and
    give us peace of mind, in every situation of our lives, in His Holy Name

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