Monday, June 20, 2022

TWO SONS

Today’s Reading: Matthew 21

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On the East side of the Mount of Olives is Bethphage, where Jesus mounted the unbroken donkey colt and started His triumphal entry down the Mount of Olives and into Jerusalem. This beautiful ceiling painting is in the church known as the Palm Sunday Church. On display in the church is a large square rock that is believed to be the mounting block Jesus used to mount the donkey.

Key Verse: Matthew 21:29-30

He answered and said, ‘I will not,’ but afterward he regretted it and went. Then he came to the second and said likewise. And he answered and said, ‘I go, sir,’ but he did not go.

 

Chapter 21 begins with the fulfillment of Prophecy (Zechariah 9:9). The people had all studied the Hebrew Scriptures, and after witnessing this Palm Sunday event (the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on a donkey), they were open to Jesus’ teaching, the Temple cleansing, cursing the fig tree, His authority, and the parable of the two sons. Jesus’ message is very clear. He judges the promise breaker much more seriously than He does the one who was initially rebellious but ultimately obedient. Two sons are in this story. Like the two sons in this story, we may have made and broken promises. We still have a choice. We can repent of the sin of rebellion and dishonesty and do a 180-degree turn towards God’s plan and purpose for our lives.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, which kind of son (or daughter) am I? Father, if I have failed to keep my word to You in the past, please bring it to mind, that I may confess, repent, and be made right before You. Thank You. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

Please join me every day for fresh Bread. The Word of God is living Bread. I am malnourished mentally and spiritually if I fail to read and meditate on God’s Word daily. I need daily nourishment. Then I am strong! It was June 15th, 1977, that we began the daily 100 Huntley Street telecast from that address in Toronto. For months prior to that beginning, I could not escape the message of Psalm 19:2, 3 and 4. It was constantly in my mind. Please read those verses and meditate on them. This appeared to be what God had in mind for television. So after 15 years of a weekly TV show called Crossroads (1962-1977) and several years of the weekly children’s show called Circle Square, we launched into DAILY television. Of course, I considered not doing this. The cost was huge, but God gave me, our Board of Directors, and our team members the grace to obey the “Day unto day utters speech” challenge of Psalm 19:2, and God’s Word went out daily on Canadian television. God responded through the prayers and generous support of His people.

Love and prayers for the grace of obedience,

David

Located at 100 Huntley Street in downtown Toronto, this is the leased building which served as our studio and offices from 1977 to 1992. The lease ran out and sadly it was torn down. The corporate headquarters of Rogers Communications (cable TV, internet services, etc.) is now located here.

 

10 thoughts on “Monday, June 20, 2022

  1. Dear Lord God, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for David and all Your workers. Amen to David’s prayer, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. Amen to David’s prayer. Thank Lord for bringing about this amazing television ministry. Thank you family for keeping it going. Blessings all.

  3. Yes Lord, Thank YOU for your daily nourishment on YOUR living WORD.
    Thank YOU for continuing to guide us through this Blog and the lives and experiences and prayers of ALL Bloggers.

  4. A big Amen to all the above prayers. Also thank you Heavenly Father for giving me Christian parents.. I have strayed many times but so thankful that because I repented , I am forgiven and I am still a child of God…Blessings to all fellow bloggers.,

  5. Thank you Charlene and Beverlee for your prayers on Father’s Day for myself and my family. Indeed, it was a difficult day for us, as is every single day.
    It’s only with God’s help that we are able to carry on without our patriarch.

    It’s been good to hear from you, Beverlee. Thanks for yesterday’s beautiful poem. I am looking forward to your book.

    Blessings on all bloggers.

    • Luisa:Was thinking of you yesterday on Father’s Day. I will continue to pray for you, that the Lord will help you on a daily basis as you and your family go through this difficult time.
      Blessings Eleanor

  6. Thank you very much, Eleanor! I am also praying for you and Edward.
    May the Lord touch Edward and strengthen you, as his caregiver.
    God bless you both!

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