Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 22
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Key Verse: 2 Kings 22:11
Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the book of the law, that he tore his clothes.
In our reading two days ago, King Hezekiah tore his clothes to show his strong grief. Now Hezekiah’s great-grandson, Josiah, 18 years old, tears his clothes to show his extreme grief because his father, Amon, and his grandfather, Manasseh, had utterly failed to serve the God of the Book, and Judah had, for 57 years, reverted to the practice of false religions. How could this be? Isaiah, such a mighty man of God, had taught and preached over four generations of Kings from Uzziah to Hezekiah. Hezekiah’s son and grandson led the people away from the true and living God, living evil lives. Does this not prove that we are only one or two generations away at any time from the demise of the Church? If we fail to reach the next generation for Christ, a terrible turning away from God happens. Do we do our part with a passion in teaching Sunday School, in mentoring young people, in strong intercessory prayer for the next generation? Do our church services include strong Bible teaching which is contained in the Hymns and songs as well as the sermons? Do we succeed in communicating thoroughly the things of God? We should read again how this is to be done for the eternal good of the next generation…Deuteronomy 6:1-25.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, keep me within the sound of Your Word. I need to hear Your thoughts every day without fail. I pray also that I will be enthusiastic in communicating Your Word to others, particularly to the next generation after me. Please give me wisdom in how I am to do this. I’m here Lord, please use me for Your great cause. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
I’ve just looked at the picture of my great-grandson, Myles Neilson. I often put my arms around Myles when he slows down a bit (he loves his great-grandpa), and I share a story of God’s wonderful love. How thankful I am that, unlike Josiah’s father and grandfather, his parents, Sheryl and Todd Neilson, and his grandparents, the Staceys, love and serve the Lord. Below is a photo of Myles with me that we took in the park next to his home a few years ago. As this picture was taken by his Mom, I was sharing the amazing story of the boy king, Josiah.
I’ve been doing this blog for almost five years now, and those who’ve been with me since the beginning will now be almost through the entire Bible 2-1/2 times, moving back and forth between the Testaments. I trust that no one who participates with me is finding the blog boring or that it has become just another duty. I’m praying fervently every day that the experience will be alive, life giving, and life changing! May the Word of God always be a mirror in which we see ourselves as we really are; a Sword which will cut away those things which weigh us down in our service to God; a Light to guide us into God’s will, keeping us faithful in the way of Truth.
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Yours for God speaking to us every day through His Word to His human family,
Thank You, Father, for the instruction and encouragement today. Thank You for David’s prayer and pictures. Bless all his family and all Your workers today, Father, in Jesus’s name, amen
David ( and his Family) continue to be an inspiration in our lives.🥰
Just saw Norma Jean on Huntley Street. So good to see her.
A Wonderful blessing for David and his great grandson. I have 4 great grandchildren that I have never seen because of distance & the pandemic. (3 were born during the pandemic). I pray for them, of course, but I look forward to seeing them in person rather than on FB! Blessings all on this very warm day.
May God richly bless all.
Amen it was good to see Norma Jean on 100 Huntley Street this morning and I think David for this daily blog David made the comment in his 100 personal words he said I hope anyone does not find my blog boring to that I have to say an absolute no I do not find the daily 100words.ca boring if anything I find it the opposite encouraging uplifting strengthening and and I really enjoy doing the blog each day 😃
Word typo I meant to say thank and not think
I started the blog last year and enjoying it.
Love all your prayers and blessed thoughts.
God Bless You.