Thursday, August 22, 2019

GOLD

Today’s Reading: Job 22-23

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Looking from the south end of the Golan Heights on the south east side of the Sea of Galilee, you can see a winding road that makes its way up and around the Golan Heights. In the distance you see what was a train track bridge built over the Yarmouk River that was blown-up during the Independence War in 1948 to prevent Arabs from transporting additional troops and ammunition. It seems obvious that God is in the process of restoring His ancient people Israel. Israel has surely been in the furnace of affliction. God is in the business of producing gold in the fires of human history. God will put the final period to the last sentence of human history.

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Key Verse: Job 23:10

But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.

 

Again today we can see the contrast between Job and his friend. Eliphaz assumes the worst about Job, but Job does not retaliate. Job longs for God. He makes strong statements of genuine faith in God, as in our key verse. Yes, Job is asking, “Why?”. Jesus asked, “Why?” while on the Cross. It’s not too hard to express faith in God when everything is going well, but when the bottom seems to have dropped out of our world, faith is put to the test. Job may not yet receive a mark of 100% on his test, but he is definitely headed that way.

Eliphaz did get one thing right. In Job 22:22, he says, “Receive, please, instruction from His [God’s] mouth, and lay up His words in your heart.” This is what we are doing in this blog each day. Let us all keep on keeping on! Today is reading 445 out of 730 on our two-year journey through the Bible. Please, “Let us not be weary in well doing!” (Galatians 6:9). Paul gives us great counsel on how to help people who are in trouble (read Galatians 6:1-10 for a New Testament reading).

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray that I will “fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). Grant me grace to “love my neighbour as myself” (Matthew 22:39). May I “not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9b). May I “do good to all” (Galatians 6:10). In the Name of the One who always does good to all, Jesus Christ! Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORD-

I keep singing to myself a song about Job that I heard an evangelist named Jack Coe sing almost 60 years ago. It’s called “Job’s God Is True.” If I can find the song I’ll attach it (click here for the lyrics). The words bring together two statements of Job: “Though God slay me, yet I’ll trust Him,” and then, “I shall come forth as gold.”

At 19 years old, as a first-year Bible College student, I became very ill. The doctors even feared for my life. My brothers and sisters in the faculty and student body went into a time of fasting and prayer, and I was restored to health and strength. That school in Peterborough, Ontario, is now called, “Master’s College and Seminary.” They continue to be strong in faith and in the detailed study of God’s Word. I recommend to all a time of concentration in the Bible at Master’s. They offer online “distance education” courses as well (click here for information). I think that such a college is vital, particularly in the preparation of those God has called to be Pastors, Evangelists, Ministers, and more effective servants of the Lord than we might otherwise be. My grandson, Eric Mainse and his wife Kara graduated from Master’s College & Seminary in 2015. God miraculously preserved Eric’s life when he was a child. God’s purpose is being fulfilled in his life and in the lives of hundreds of others. Eric is now a Youth Pastor in London, Ontario.

Yours, going for “gold,”

David

With my grandson, Eric David Mainse, and his wife Kara earlier this year at their Graduation from Masters College and Seminary.

With my grandson, Eric David Mainse, and his wife Kara at their Graduation from Masters College and Seminary. I look short beside six-foot-eight Eric!

7 thoughts on “Thursday, August 22, 2019

  1. Nice picture of Eric and his wife with David. 6’ 8”? That’s really tall. I have a cousin who is 6’ 7” & to me as a child, he was a giant. We can learn a lot from Job’s life. Have a great day all.

  2. He’s not just tall but broad also.I know a very sincere SDA Christian who is well over 7′ tall…..As for Job,he is getting taller in faith,stronger in the Lord.We should be encouraged by his character for he did not have the bible that we have,as David already pointed out.When we are at our lowest we should think like Job.I pray I can take my own advice.
    Here is Rev.Coe’s song by LeRoy Jenkins and the Southerners Quartet.There are many other songs and messages by Rev.Coe found in the bottom link.God bless
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ovEVvi12U

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=job%27s+god+is+true%2CReverend+Jack+Coe+

  3. He’s not just tall but broad also.I know a very sincere SDA Christian who is well over 7′ tall…..As for Job,he is getting taller in faith,stronger in the Lord.We should be encouraged by his character for he did not have the bible that we have,as David already pointed out.When we are at our lowest we should think like Job.I pray I can take my own advice.
    Here is Rev.Coe’s song by LeRoy Jenkins and the Southerners Quartet.God bless
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ovEVvi12U

    • What has happened to Beverlee Kay? The last post was sometime near the beginning of July and from what I recall she was going to a week long camp meeting. Some of you may be on FFaceBook with her. I am not on FaceBook. Just concerned! If you know please let me know so I can pray for her.

      • Claude,
        I believe that Beverlee Kay spends most, if not all, her Summers at a Christian camp. We all miss her and look forward to reading her inspiring posts.

        Blessings to everyone!

      • Yes I have been paying for her also; somehow I remember she is at a camp of some sort; she is certainly a faith builder, praise God for her…..
        I don’t do Facebook; don’t know how and it is ok, much prefer e mail….
        please pray for the following
        neighbour Jim who has cancer all through his body;he is a very gentle person,married;good neighbour, very understanding;
        pray for healing for Sandi; and for Becky, these gals have terrific husbands who never left them but have always loved these gals and have always been good husbands; I just praise and thank God for these husbands, they are such good inspiration for everyone……
        pray for Hong Kong, for our leaders,
        and again I come with thankfulness to the Lord for removing smoking/alcohol from me 24 years ago and the same week I fell and broke my leg and PRESTO I got into the water for REHAB and PRAISE THE LORD I LEARNED TO SWIM….thank You Lord, over and over that is all I can say, it occupies my time, such good fun in Jesus Name I pray amen amen amen

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