Thursday, September 2, 2021

CELEBRATION

Today’s Reading: Job 41-42

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

 

Pictured above is a homestead in Haran which is now in modern day Turkey. After the Lord called Abraham from Ur of the Chaldees, he settled in Haran for many years (Genesis 11:31; Acts 7:2-4).

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Key Verse: Job 42:10

And the Lord restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.

 

“Behemoth” and “Leviathan” are the names of two roller coaster rides at Canada’s Wonderland just north of Toronto. These creatures have captured the imagination of people everywhere. At the Chinatown parades, an awesome creature that seems to resemble Leviathan snakes its way through the streets. Stories of fire-breathing dragons abound in almost every culture. It does appear that God wants to get people’s attention! His approach worked well for Job and his friends. In sincere humility, Job confessed, “I have uttered what I did not understand” (42:3b). Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar humbled themselves and submitted to God’s instructions for Job to pray for them.

Surprise! Job, who was now about 60 years old, was doubly blessed by God! As we are faithful to God, we can expect that the Lord will bless our “latter days” also. Job’s prayer for his friends was probably a daily discipline in Job’s life. We can learn much from these readings, which conclude today. Tomorrow we move back to the New Testament and Paul’s first letter to the young man, Timothy.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray with all my heart that I will continue learning the lessons Job and his friends learned about You. I sincerely want to hear You well and see You clearly with eyes of understanding. Grant me, I ask You, the discipline and concern necessary to pray fervently and consistently for all who come before me. I pray in the Name of Jesus, the One who went away by Himself every morning to pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

According to the last words of the book of Job, there was a great family party. I find it a great joy to celebrate! From time to time I need to relax, break the routine, and simply enjoy life, family and friends. I confess that most of the time I’m too serious, and through the years I’ve learned to celebrate more. I was thinking of Job’s party described in the last seven verses of the book. He must have enjoyed the festivities immensely! My eldest son, our blog photographer, is the father of Elizabeth, wife of David Lee, who gave our family one of the greatest parties when his Toronto Argonauts football team at the time won the Grey Cup (2012). One of my great-grandsons, James Stowell, who was featured yesterday with his dinosaur cap, put on David’s Grey Cup ring (photo below).

Yours in celebration of God speaking through His Word and by His Spirit!

David

11 thoughts on “Thursday, September 2, 2021

  1. For some reason, in the past 2 days, the blog has not been coming to my inbox?? I have to get to the post by a more complicated way. I would appreciate receiving it directly as in the past 9 years. Keziah, one of Job’s daughters in his new family, is the name of my great granddaughter! She is 11 years old. My friend Judy came through serious heart surgery yesterday & is in ICU recovering. Thanks for your prayers. Blessings all.

  2. Have not received email either but what a blessing to be able to pray for thus awesome ministry. Jesus bless 100 Huntley for there dedication and commitment to bring the word of God through this ministry. A awesome and POWERFUL way to read through the bible in 2 years. Bless 100 Huntley and the Mainse family with your presence in there lives and 100huntley financial supporters for all the ministry areas in Jesus name amen. The later years greater than the early years. In Jesus name amen.

  3. Grateful for this study of Job we have enjoyed together. Praying with thanksgiving for all our blessings. God is so good to us. Continued prayers for Judy. Sure do miss Rob’s wonderful prayers and hope he will return to the blog. His blessings upon you fellow saints in the Lord. Amen.

    Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me,
    bless his holy name! Psalm 103:1 ESV

    10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) – Matt Redman (with Lyrics)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E

    • Beverlee, Amen to your comments and
      prayers. We sure do have many reasons to
      bless our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for
      all His blessings and for saving our souls, Amen!

  4. Around 214 I saved the “100 Words” link (( https://100words.ca/ )) to my toolbar.That is all I use to get my daily nourishment….(The lady who led me to 100 words in 2013 just called and she never received the email yesterday either.)Very rarely does the direct link fail.I’m assuming we are divided into groups governed by ‘when’ we signed on??That would account for only some members not receiving their email notice.The toolbar link is a one-step process…one click and 100 Words is on your screen.
    Repentance seems to stand out in today’s reading.
    Agreeing with all you stated,Beverlee and Nan.May “yall” be blessed

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