Monday, August 30, 2021

WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? HOW?

Today’s Reading: Job 38

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

An aerial view of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea.

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

 

Key Verse: Job 38:4

Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

 

Who? What? When? Where? How? The “WHY?” question is not asked by God in our reading. He may be leaving that to us to figure out. God speaks!!! We must learn to be among those who know His voice. Jesus said, “My sheep know My voice” (John 3:27).

Job 38 amazes me. It speaks of God’s protection of the continents from being inundated by the sea. It infers that the Earth rotates like a potter turning his clay. It seems to refer to the great ice age when the light was withheld from the Earth. It’s obvious that the constellations in the heavens are still the same. The Lord refers to the human mind, which the famous neurosurgeon, Dr. Wilder Penfield of Montreal, declared “is NOT the brain.” Yet we know that the human brain is the most complicated organization of matter in the known universe. The “mind” lives on after the brain has gone to dust. The “heart” (our innermost being, not the pump in our chests) lives forever. Let us spend time meditating and perhaps reading this chapter several times slowly. Listening to it being read online is worth trying, if you haven’t already (HERE is the link, then click on the small speaker icon above the Scripture passage). The New King James translation, which I use, does not yet have an audio recording available on the BibleGateway website. The NIV is also an excellent translation.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I need Your help to even begin to get my mind around the fact of Your greatness. I sing, “How Great Thou Art” (click here for a worship experience). I pray in the Name of the One Who is “Creator,” Who, according to Paul, was the reason all things were created…”All things were created through Him and for Him” (Colossians 1:15-17), Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I hosted a TV series produced back in 1979 which became the first Christian production ever carried by state television across all 15 republics of the Soviet Union. It was designed to create doubts in the minds of those who declared, “There is no God.” The disastrous experiment of atheistic government would not have been possible without some source of intellectual undergirding. Charles Darwin provided that philosophical foundation. The evils of the Nazi regime, as well as the communist regimes, were based on the concept of “the survival of the fittest.” Of course, the Russian language was recorded over my English words and those of my guests. These were thirteen 30-minute shows. The second Christian series carried across the USSR was a children’s program we produced called Kingdom Adventure. More than 1,000,000 letters were received from kids into the Moscow office asking for the colouring book, which explained the way of salvation and invited the children to believe in Jesus and invite Him into their hearts. In my most recent book, This Far By Faith, which was published in June, 2013, I give many more details of this amazing intervention of God into USSR prime time television (pages 105, 109, 112, and 166-172).

Yours, as I’ve written many, many times in my letters over the years, “in Christ’s love and service,”

David

P.S. I love this picture of Myles, one of my great-grandsons, and me. It’s from a few years ago when Myles was starting to ask the what, why, where, when, how, and who questions!!!

9 thoughts on “Monday, August 30, 2021

  1. I was surprised to see that there were no comments posted yet today. As some of you have mentioned, I also look forward to reading all your daily comments. I may not always write because I tend to read the blog late at night and by then you are asleep.
    I pray that you are all having a good day. Lifting you all in prayer.

    Rob, we miss you! Please let us know that you are ok.

    • I am agreeing with you too, Luisa. I miss Rob’s prayers. Just like if Beverlee doesn’t post, I miss her too. In fact I miss all those who usually post when they don’t. You are all like family to me.
      May God bless you all.

        • Yes Nan. I feel the same way. I miss the regular posts and consider all of you to be family.
          I think we all look forward to Beverlee’s posts. She’s usually the “ring leader” who starts the ball rolling. Bless you, dear Beverlee and everyone else. 🙏❤️
          I’m thinking also of Doreen, Eleanor and Edward. Praying for you 🙏

          • Thank you Luisa, but that’s not true. Whoever posts first is the leader on here and that has pretty well been everyone. I am an early riser and typically post as early as I can to get it done and out of the way so I can get to my exercising. Thankful for everyone here and holding all in prayer including you Luisa, Joseph, Eleanor, Edward and Doreen. If I have missed anyone, please forgive me. Amen. 🙏

  2. I am late getting on because with the heat we are having. I try to go for a walk early before it really gets hot! I am taking Bible courses on line as well and I get lessons to do every day. Also, there are great Christian programs on TV. (We are so blessed). I’ve been praying for Judy going through her first procedure today in preparation for the bigger surgery Wednesday. I am concerned about Rob (he rarely missed a day), but the Lord promised that He would never leave us. (Remembering the three men in the furnace and a Fourth joining them). Blessings all. Tomorrow, it seems, we will be getting a little bit cooler and the next day, more so!!!

  3. Amen I come into agreement with the comments today I too Miss the regulars when they don’t post a comment
    Blessings to all each today amen
    I got so blessed for Beverly Kay when she has a link to a song
    And to William when he posts a poem and just others amen 🙏✝️

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