Thursday, October 12, 2023


Today’s Reading: Psalms 78

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).


A teacher brings a class of boys to visit the En Gedi Nature Reserve and loses control, as they jump fully clothed into the water! Here David took refuge from Saul. Perhaps David refreshed himself in this very waterfall. In the Jewish schools of Israel, the teachers do as our key verse says. In Israel the students are called Talmudim (translation = disciples).

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Key Verse: Psalm 78:4, 41

We will not hide them from their children,

Telling to the generation to come the praises of the Lord,

And His strength and His wonderful works that He has done…

Yes, again and again they tempted God,

And limited the Holy One of Israel.


Asaph, The senior worship leader of Israel, composed this beautiful poetry and put it to music. Our reading for today puts emphasis on the responsibility we must carry in making sure that the children, the next generation, know the stories of God’s faithfulness. We must not neglect to also point out the people’s unfaithfulness. This teaching method has often inspired the next generation to rise above the older generation’s level of knowledge to experience God in new and powerful ways. Words put to music often have a greater impact on our lives than words alone.


Lord God, You work within human free will because You made us in Your image and likeness. I pray that I may not limit You by my failure to communicate Your stories I read in Your Word. May I also teach the next generation by recounting, in an effective manner, the experiences of my life. In the Name of the One who, at 12 years of age, listened to the teachers and asked them questions, Jesus of Nazareth. Amen!!!


I committed to publishing dozens of magazines back in the 70’s and early 80’s encouraging the reading of the Bible over two years. Ron has taken us down memory lane by inserting below some pages from an old “New Direction” magazine from 1981, including today’s reading from the Psalms. Between these “New Direction” magazines and the beginning of this blog, we’ve published ten books with the same purpose. Unfortunately, they are out of print and unavailable. All the commentaries were fresh bread, and were not copied from the many previous trips through the Scriptures. Now, is prepared just for you, my blog buddies!

Thanks for joining me faithfully,



4 thoughts on “Thursday, October 12, 2023

  1. Father, as Andre Crouch sang, Jesus is the answer for the world today. Help all people hear Your Word today, I ask in Jesus’s great name, amen

    And, from Michael Youssef today:

    “Prayer: Lord, help me fight Satan by reading Your Truth—resting in and rejoicing in Your Truth. May I be a light in this culture as I immerse myself in Scripture. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

    ” . . . so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).”

  2. Amen Rob and thanks for including words from Michael Youssef.
    Continued prayers for Israel and for all the innocent people being murdered and taken as hostages.
    May this end soon with Israel returning to the Lord and being clear winners with what the Lord gave them being returned to them. Let all our nations realize that unless we return our countries to Godly ways and leadership we too will be under attack by satonic terrorists.
    Lord keep us safe and provide help to those in need and peace to our families

    • Amen to your prayers Rob and HJR, also
      the message from Michael Youssef.
      I continue to pray for peace in all of Israel and
      throughout our troubled world.
      May we all draw closer to our Lord Jesus Christ
      and trust Him for our salvation, in Jesus’ Holy
      Name I pray, Amen.

  3. What a glorious privilege we have to walk with the Lord!! Praying for Israel and the “Peace of Jerusalem” (as per Jesus instructions). I have some Jewish friends (really great friends). Praying for them during this difficult time. May God help and minister to them as they are a special people. Lord open the understanding and the eyes of their enemies too as only You can. In Jesus Name. Amen

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