Monday, September 19, 2022

CONSIDER

Today’s Reading: Luke 12

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Wild flowers grow on the wall of David’s Citadel. This structure is part of the Old City walls of Jerusalem and is surrounded by what used to be a moat and angled walls. Built to strengthen a strategically weak point in the Old City’s defences, the citadel that stands today was constructed during the 2nd century BC and subsequently destroyed and rebuilt by, in succession, the Christian, Muslim, Mamluk, and Ottoman conquerors of Jerusalem. It contains important archaeological finds dating back 2,700 years, and is a popular venue for benefit events, craft shows, concerts, and sound-and-light performances.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where Reynold took the photo, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Luke 12:8 & 12:27

Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God….Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

 

Consider the lilies and confess Jesus. We should take the time to smell the roses. When we do, our delight in living will be obvious and infectious. With that joy manifested to others, our communication of Jesus will also be infectious. The saying is, “Better caught than taught”…the teaching will come later (hopefully you’ve encouraged others to check out this blog ). What a chapter this is! I’ve just read it twice. In today’s reading there are only three verses completely in black. There are 56 verses in red print, the words of Jesus. Just imagine, Jesus confessing our names, and then an angel writing them in the Book of Life (Luke 10:20).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord, You are so very good. Forgive me for those times when I have selfishly kept You to myself, not sharing You with others. Please fill me so full of Your goodness that when I open my heart and wear it on the outside, I cannot hold back Your love for others. Your goodness and Your Word will flow out of me. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

It was March, 1978, when Reynold and Ron and I back-packed around Israel. At other times of year, most of the hills resemble a desert because of the lack of rain. However, we experienced little flowers everywhere. Just a little water and the flowers jump from the ground. We sat in the midst of the flowers on the way from Jerusalem to Jericho. What a glorious fragrance! We did as Jesus told us to “consider the lilies.” Also, as I’ve pointed out over the past few days, consider the reliability and historical accuracy of Scripture. We have in the Mishna, the minutes of the Jewish Sanhedrin, the arrest notice for Jesus, but no where is there a denial of the facts of His miraculous deeds. It is as historian Dr. Luke recorded it!!! “TRUTH!!!”

Yours for sharing joyously the best news ever,

David

P.S. Today is Norma-Jean and my wedding anniversary, and below is a photo from our wedding on September 19th, 1958. God had a great idea. One man and one woman together as long as we both shall live!

 

9 thoughts on “Monday, September 19, 2022

  1. Receiving the Light
    “No one lights a lamp and then hides it or puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house.

    “Your eye is like a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is filled with light. But when it is unhealthy, your body is filled with darkness. Make sure that the light you think you have is not actually darkness. If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a floodlight were filling you with light.”

    Lord Jesus, Your Word is always true. Thank You for it. Fill us with Your Spirit so our lives will be radiant. As David prayed, help us share You with others. You are the best thing about us, in Jesus’s name, amen

  2. Amen Rob. Yesterday I came across Queen Elizabeth’s testimony. She is truly born again. Even as a powerful leader she depended on our Saviour to lead her. My husband and I were married in September 1958 also! Looking forward to the day when we will all meet again at Jesus feet. Blessings all

    • Amen Doreen. Watched the funeral procession this morning. Praying for the Queen’s family, staff, and God’s blessings upon all in England and in Canada who are mourning her. Safe in the arms of Jesus. Safe on His gentle breast. Sweetly, thou Queen shalt rest.

  3. Amen to the comments and Happy Anniversary to Norma Jean,remembering all the blessings that God has given.The separation now gives the wine of reunion time to sweeten so that when loved ones taste that wine it will be heavenly sweet.
    May God bless

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