Saturday, December 11, 2021

THE GRAVE

Today’s Reading: Ecclesiastes 7-9

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Half way down the hillside of Mount Zion on the south side of the Old City of Jerusalem there is a Christian graveyard. Many Christian and Arab believers are buried there. The most popular grave to visit is likely that of Oskar Schindler, the industrialist who saved the lives of many Jews in Nazi Germany.

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Key Verse: Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.

 

Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, lived a long life. He had the opportunity to observe the power and majesty of God, as well as the futility and meaninglessness of life apart from God. It’s not hard to observe that Solomon, having received many blessings from God, was not always committed fully to Him. As a younger man, Solomon had worked diligently in building the Temple and in developing alliances with neighbouring countries. Peace and prosperity flourished. In his later years, he turned his attention to satisfying his personal desires for pleasure and wealth, and it began a trend in which Israel eventually turned away from God to embrace the religions of its neighbours. As an encouragement for us to serve God with all our heart, our mind and our strength, we could read Romans 13:11-14.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father God, I pray for the grace to do as our key verse says and serve You with all my might. Help me to never, never, never give up on doing right and in doing it with a passionate love for You and my neighbours. In the Name of the One who did this 100% of the time, the Lord Jesus Christ, I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

In meditating on our key verse, I turned to Luke 9:62 and read the Words of Jesus, “No one, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.” I know my only fitness spiritually is because of my faith in Christ, but here and now by my human free will I have “put my hand to the plough” in a multi-year commitment to this daily blog. Readers can start at any time and 24 months later achieve the most worthy goal of reading, with time for meditation, all of God’s Word to His human family. Take your Bible in “HAND” and read and digest in your innermost being God’s Word. “DO IT WITH YOUR MIGHT.”

Yours for, as Jesus said, “Not looking back!”,

David

12 thoughts on “Saturday, December 11, 2021

  1. Michael Youssef’s prayer for today:
    “Lord, help me to discern Truth from deception. Help me to be grounded in Your Word so that I am ready to stand against the deceit of the enemy. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.”

    David’s comments reminded me of the old song,
    “I have decided to follow Jesus,
    I have decided to follow Jesus,
    I have decided to follow Jesus,
    No turning back,
    No turning back.”

    Father, help all Your people to keep on following You on the path You set before us, strengthened by You yourself, Your Word, Your Spirit, Your protection. Help each one of Your precious people in whatever circumstance they may be in – You know their needs, Lord, and we commit them to You, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Lord, I pray that this Christmas many hearts will receive and welcome You as their Lord and Saviour! May Your light dispel the darkness around us and may Your truth prevail and expose the lies and deception of the enemy!
    Reign in our hearts, our lives, our county, our world! Be magnified above ALL!

    May His blessings rest upon each and every blogger!

  3. Wow! Deep thoughts again today. Thankfully David suggested the Romans 13 reading too. Otherwise I think that song he mentioned prior to this reading, would again be appropriate! (The moaning & depressive song). Staying close to Jesus brings Hope, Blessings, & Joy. Thank You Lord. Amen

  4. Like Doreen said,” Wow! What deep thoughts… Giving thanks for all your Prayers!
    May we “put on The Lord Jesus Christ”- (Rom 13:14)

  5. Thank you Eleanor for your prayers. We are still very much in need of those. Joseph’s condition has not improved.
    I am praying for you and Edward as well as everyone else on our blog.

    I am imagining Beverlee having quiet times of refreshing with the Lord. We miss you and we send our love, prayers and blessings your way.

    • Thanks Luisa I will keep you and Joseph in my prayers.
      May the Lord’s Blessings be on our blogger friends . Those online and those who are still with us but not commenting at this time,
      Always enjoy David’s incite, we have to keep on hands on the plough and never turn back.

  6. Amen to all the prayers. Praying for all those in need whatever their need is, the Lord knows and holds the answers, whether it is health, financial, employment, whatever they may be, please Jesus bring your wisdom and blessing to each and everyone.

  7. I am giving thanks as well for all of your comments and prayers!

    Luisa, that is how I imagine Beverlee as well, I agree her insight and wisdom is greatly missed!
    May the Lord Bless your husband Joseph, and may He give you and your loved ones His strength and peace as you care for your beloved husband.

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