Thursday, December 22, 2022


Today’s Reading: Deuteronomy 13-14

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A camel is there to greet tourists at the “Sea Level” sign when you descend from the hills of Jerusalem (2,500 feet above) to Jericho (1,200 feet below). Jesus often made that 24 km journey, as did the “Good Samaritan” in Jesus’ parable.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verse: Deuteronomy 13:3

You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.


“A camel is a horse put together by a committee,” someone jokingly said. At any rate, it may not be good for us to eat camel…it’s definitely not good for the camel! Moses was concerned with the physical health of the people as well as with their spiritual and moral health. The Elders in the Jerusalem church decided that non-Jewish believers should observe only these food prohibitions: “Blood, things strangled, and meats offered to idols” (Acts 15:20). The entire Jewish Kosher system of eating is derived from the last sentence of Deuteronomy 14:21.

Our key verse gives a prohibition which is just as valid today as it was then. There are false teachers and fraudulent prophets everywhere. Second Peter chapter 2 (click here) warns us of the danger, the destruction, and the description of those who would seek to turn us away from the truth of God’s Word. This is why we need to affirm the historical understanding of doctrine, for example, the Apostle’s Creed and the Nicene Creed (click here). On the internet there are often side-bar items that ought to be ignored. False prophets, cult leaders, are trolling for a certain kind of fish. Let us not be suckers. These people, who are themselves deceived, will do their best to draw us into their heresies.


Lord God, keep me true to You and in solid Bible teaching. You promised, Lord Jesus, that, “When He, the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth” (John 16:13). Guide me, Holy Spirit, I pray. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!


My all-time favourite course in Bible College was “Doctrines of Salvation.” I took it twice, not because I failed the first time, but because I had a job for a year before college to earn some money, and during the night shift I was required to check the equipment every 15 minutes. That gave me time (with the blessing of my boss) to take some studies by correspondence. The courses I took that way may have had a greater impact on me than the lectures on the same subjects later at college. You may want to do as I did; they now call it “distance education” via the internet. Check it out here with a link to my alma mater.

Yours for learning sound doctrine, and sticking to it,


7 thoughts on “Thursday, December 22, 2022

  1. From yesterday’s reading, Deuteronomy 11:22: “Be careful to obey all these commands I am giving you. Show love to the Lord your God by walking in his ways and holding tightly to him.”

    Father, as David prayed from time to time, we ask for the grace to walk in Your ways. Help all Your people to hold tightly to You and to Your Word. Help us to love others also, and share Your Word with them. Thank You, Lord God, for loving us, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. May our Lord and Savior fill you and yours with His love, peace, and joy this Christmas and keep you safe and healthy now and through all of 2023.
    Thank you to the Crossroads team and fellow bloggers for your encouragement, advise and prayers. I am so grateful for 100Words and the many ways God works through you to send out His Word to a hurting world.

    Blessings for a Merry Christmas!!

    • Amen❣️Thank you, Sally.
      May this Christmas be a time when our minds are renewed and His Will is done.
      Faith, Hope and Love in and through all.

  3. Father, in Jesus Name, keep us from false teachings. We desire the pure Word of God. Thank You and praise Your Holy Name. Blessings all this Christmas season. Amen

  4. I always enjoy when Pastors call us to stand and say the Apostles Creed at church services. It is the same as saying The Lord’s Prayer for Christians. We speak it by memory, gathered together in solidarity, with true conviction and reverance for our Lord. His peace and blessings upon you today.

    On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords. Revelation 19:16 ESV

    Traditional Christmas Music

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