Monday, November 22, 2021

A SWINE’S SNOUT

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 11

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Modern day Izmir, Turkey, is a major port on the Aegean Sea, off of the Mediterranean. The remains of Smyrna can be seen here. Jesus said about the church in Smyrna, “I know your works, tribulation and poverty, but you are rich!” (Revelation 2:9a). Jesus may have been thinking of the words in today’s reading, our key verses! (Proverbs 11:24-25).

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Key Verses: Proverbs 11:24-25

There is one who scatters, yet increases more;

And there is one who withholds more than is right,

But it leads to poverty.

The generous soul will be made rich,

And he who waters will also be watered himself.

 

It’s difficult to pick some of the wisdom contained here when all of these words are of equal importance. Nevertheless, let’s consider four proverbs.

(1) Verse #1 – God is concerned about the butcher who weighs out meat with a thumb on the scale. “A just weight” is God’s standard.

(2) Verse #14 – Do we want to make good and safe major decisions? Then don’t just take the advice of one person. Listen to several people. One person may or may not be trying to manipulate you into doing what they want, and not what is best.

(3) Verse #22 – “A swine’s snout” is so descriptive, particularly for Solomon, a Jew. Pigs are not kosher. “Discretion” is covered in our blog of November 17 (click here).

(4) Verse #30b – It is a wise thing to win souls to the Lord! But be assured that without wisdom in our approach, our body language, and our words, we’ll do more harm than good to the eternal souls of people, all of whom are of infinite value. Therefore, it would be good to read from James 1:5-8. Let’s go ahead and ask God for wisdom, and then win souls!!!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Dear Father God, there is much wisdom in the chorus which I pray now: “Lord, lay some soul upon my heart, and love that soul through me. And may I ever do my part to win that soul to Thee.” In and through the Person and work of Jesus, I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In leading the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. for many years, I have valued highly the counsel of our Board of Directors and CCCI Executives. When I think of major decisions I’ve made, I must expand that to include others in the decision-making process, as Solomon wrote, “a multitude of counsellors.” That would include many of my fellow employees and many supporters in prayer and in the giving of financial offerings. Also, thinking of “a lovely woman,” I want to thank my wife, Norma-Jean, whose counsel has been wise, prayerful and loving. She has consistently shown “discretion.” My children and their spouses have given wise counsel. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! The leading of the Holy Spirit, the support of God’s people, and decisions made have brought CCCI to what it is today; I invite readers to check out the Crossroads website (click here).

Yours for reading the responses of a “Multitude of Counsellors” to this blog!

David

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31 thoughts on “Monday, November 22, 2021

  1. That reading was so awesome today, I prayed with each verse. Father, guide us to be the people You made us to be, in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. Beverlee,
    May your Birthday, and the year ahead, abound in good health and be filled to overflowing, with Joy and Love and Wisdom.

  3. Thank you Crossroads Christian Centre or CCC, for your dedication and commitment to thus nation of Canada including to our first nations people. Father God continue to bless and prosper this ministry Canada will be saved and You will gave dominion from sea to sea. Amen.

  4. Amen to all the prayers and comments, and Happy Birthday Beverlee .

    You bless us all with your comments and songs.
    Praying for the people of Waukasha, WI as they deal with the tragedy at their Christmas Parade yesterday.

    • Amen to your prayer for the community dealing with death and despair; a tragic situation caused by the attack driver. Thank you HJR. ❤

  5. Happy birthday Dear Beverlee: Hope you have a wonderful Blessed day. Enjoy your lunch with your friends at the Mandarin.🤗 🎉🎂
    I really enjoyed the scripture and David’s comments today .
    Eleanor M.

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