Friday, December 3, 2021

FRET NOT

Today’s Reading: Proverbs 24

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“The White Tower” is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessalonica, capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece and a symbol of Greek sovereignty over Macedonia. Our key verse speaks of building wisely. Jesus said, “Which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost (Luke 14:28a)?” At the very least, the cost of building our households wisely is the daily practice of reading the Word of God and spending time in prayer.

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Key Verses: Proverbs 24:3-4

Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
By knowledge the rooms are filled
With all precious and pleasant riches.

 

The repetition of the word “lips” stands out in today’s reading. We may have heard the saying, “Loose lips sink ships.” The message is clear. Our words can make trouble (24:2), can deceive (24:28), or can provide a right answer (24:26). The word “evil” is also repeated several times. Firstly, there is a warning against making people who do evil our heroes (24:1). Our children need to be on guard against making people whose lives are a mess, such as some movie stars or some rock stars, their heroes. There are some great and godly people who work in making movies, music, or other areas of life, that we can present to the next generations. Secondly, “Do not fret because of evildoers” (24:19a)! Why not worry about it? Because, “The lamp of the wicked will be put out” (24:20b). When we pray fervently for others, we gain a long-term view of life and, as our key verses tell us, we build our household wisely and fill all the rooms with good things!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for wisdom along with the determination to fill my house with understanding and knowledge, so that I will surround my life and the lives of my family and friends who visit me with precious and pleasant riches…riches of love, joy, peace, truth and all the characteristics of Jesus, in Whose Name I ask these blessings, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

As I came to the end of Proverbs 24, I read, “A little sleep, a little slumber…” I enjoy and thrive on the life discipline of early mornings to which God has called me, and the older I get, I like change less and less (24:21b). Nevertheless, I am determined that I will “fret not!” It was 1993 when Dr. R.K. Harrison went to Heaven. Here is an interview I did with this outstanding man of God and true scholar who was the primary New Testament translator for the NKJV (click here).

Yours for building our households with wisdom and filling the rooms with precious and pleasant knowledge,

David

P.S. I sometimes get a little lonely for our old studio building at 100 Huntley Street, Toronto, where the interview with Professor Harrison took place. Truly this was a building where the rooms were “filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” We moved from there in 1992. Below is a picture of the front of that special building.

5 thoughts on “Friday, December 3, 2021

  1. Very good read & video today. I do wonder about the children of today (most of whom have not had Sunday school for 2 yrs). They don’t get Christian teaching in our public schools and are taught evolution theory, etc. In my day we had after school Bible Club in a house near the school. My kindergarten teacher taught with flannel board stories. I was about 8 in that setting when I gave my heart to the Lord. Very thankful for the opportunity. This pandemic has limited opportunities to meet. I pray for our Day Care Centre nearby that the Lord will make a way for them & families to hear the Truth of the Gospel. Amen

  2. Amen to your prayer Rob.
    Thank God that Jesus came into our world to seek and save the lost.
    Praise our Lord God Almighty in whom we trust, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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