Wednesday, July 14, 2021

NO REMEDY

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 36

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In Jerusalem, you can still see the enormous cut rocks that were thrown down onto the street from the upper walls of the Temple Mount. Evidence is everywhere of the destructions of Jerusalem through the centuries.

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

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 36:16

But they mocked the messengers of God, despised His words, and scoffed at His prophets, until the wrath of the Lord arose against His people, till there was no remedy.

 

Ezra is probably the one who compiled the Chronicles. The book that bears Ezra’s name is our next study in the Hebrew Scriptures. In today’s reading, Ezra starts with the Egypt-Babylon war. Israel was caught in the middle and choice young men like Daniel were taken as captives to Babylon. Then in the final verses, Ezra jumps seven decades to his own story, when he was allowed to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem by King Cyrus of Persia (Iran) who had conquered Babylon (Iraq).

It is sobering to realize that the destruction of the Temple and the city need not have happened. God had repeatedly called His people to repentance. Sometimes they did repent, but finally, God, who has given humanity a free will, was so hurt by rejection that He withdrew from Israel. Jeremiah the prophet, who was ministering at the time, was known as “The Weeping Prophet” as he mirrored the heart of God. “There was no remedy.” How very sad! For followers of Jesus who recognize our rebellious natures, there must be a commitment to a continuing correction of our lives, keeping in line with the Word of God, which we are reading in this blog every day. How absolutely essential is that? AMEN!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I thank You that even in the decline and fall of Israel, You still had a remnant of the people, prophets, and priests who were loyal to You and Your Word. May I be one of these on whom You can count to love and serve You with all my heart, my mind, and my entire being…all that I am and ever will be. I pray for this grace. In the Name of the One who always served You at 100%, Jesus, my Saviour and Lord, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’m thankful that turning around from our own destructive ways to God’s ways is possible. I was reading recently from a book called, The Blessing, by Thomas Trask and Wayde Goodall. This book is excellent in its thorough coverage of the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of God’s people. One person can make a huge difference (click here to find this book). On pages 166-169 there is the story of Steve Crew. His life was a total mess, and but for the grace of God, he would’ve spent years in prison. Instead, he repented, was transformed by Christ, and became a preacher of the Gospel. He was the preacher for several weeks in a church in Brownsville, Florida, when God poured out His Spirit in what became known around the world as “The Brownsville Revival.” It is a fact that God, with the co-operation of His people, does come in power to revolutionize His people. My former co-host on 100 Huntley Street, Lorna Dueck, interviewed the Pastor of that Brownsville church. I recommend that for encouragement everyone should take the time to view this interview. I am greatly encouraged by this story (click here for the interview).

Yours for revival while there is still a “remedy,”

David

More evidence of the past destruction of Jerusalem through the centuries.

9 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 14, 2021

  1. Thank You, Father, for this beautiful day and for putting us in a country with so many things to be grateful for. Help people to recognize Your hand in all our blessings. Bring our country to its knees at Your feet, I pray in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. Looking forward to the next book. Holding Israel in prayer, today and always. His blessings upon all saints. Amen.

    Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12 ESV

    Selah – How Deep The Father’s Love For Us [with lyrics]
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKDujmtyAVk

    • Love this Bible Passage… gives strength in holding onto the Promise.

      Besides All Bloggers Prayers, which are always greatly appreciated, I also pray for protection for all – and especially, in areas where the fires are ‘seen’ and destructive….. ( BC)

  3. Today’s key verse is so very sad. It’s a reminder to us to be obedient to the Lord and follow His precepts. His mercy is so great that He “looks” for ways to restore us back to Himself as seen on verses 22,23. The Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus, the king.
    May you all have a blessed day!

  4. What a great posting today. I loved hearing about Brownsville. I attended a church like that in Etobicoke, Ontario. Marvellous. God intervened frequently. It’s hard to keep all the “kings” straight in my mind. Had to read & listen in several versions! Praying that everyone will be strengthened in the Lord today. Blessings.

  5. My friend is a missionary to Cuba. She is asking for prayers for Cuba. Since Sunday there has been protests in the streets of over 42 cities and towns. The people are desperate. They are hungry, there is no medication, hospitals have collapsed, electrical blackouts for up to 12 hours at a time, gov’t controlled internet silenced, high death rate from Covid. Please add your prayers. Thank you so much.

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