Tuesday, February 11, 2020

“LIFE”

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 37-38

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

The ruins of the School of Aristotle is a short distance from contemporary Naoussa, Greece. This is the place believed to be where the renowned philosopher of antiquity taught classical Greek thought and the ideals of Platonic philosophy. His students included the son of the King of Macedonia Phillip II, Alexander the Great, and the other nobles of the Macedonian court. The encounter of these two most prominent personalities of the ancient world, Aristotle, the scientist, with the great military commander, Alexander, would definitely affect the future of mankind.

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

Key Verse: Jeremiah 38:20b

Please obey the voice of the Lord which I speak to you. So it shall be well with you and your soul shall live.

Today’s reading tells of Jeremiah’s ministry during the siege of Jerusalem by the Chaldeans/Babylonians. It seems that the reason King Zedekiah did not do as the Lord said through Jeremiah was that he was a weak leader who could not stand up to the strong, ruthless and ungodly leaders around him. They believed that an alliance with Egypt would save them, preserving the sovereignty of Judah and Benjamin. The Babylonians left their siege of Jerusalem to go and fight the approaching Egyptian army and the people thought they were safe. This was not to be the case. Jeremiah was imprisoned, released and imprisoned again because of his message. Our key verse is Jeremiah’s final call to King Zedekiah. Zedekiah feared men more than God, and the final result was disaster. All Jeremiah’s prophecies came to fulfillment.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray for strength to obey Your Word rather than the words of those opposed to You. I ask for grace so that it will be well with me, with my family, and with those for whom I bear the responsibility to communicate Your Word. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

My photographer son chose a picture for today which speaks to me of the rising of another great world empire, Macedonia/Greece. Israel/Judah and Jerusalem are located on the land bridge between Europe (Greece, Rome), Asia (Assyria, Babylon, Persia), and Africa (Egypt, Ethiopia). The armies of these nations crossed back and forth again and again through Israel. This is why the British began referring to the region as the “Middle East.” This small piece of our planet is still the focus of world news and the attention of the world’s great powers. God’s original creation of the human family happened in this area, and people then spread out to all points of the compass. The same was true for the Message of Jesus in the first centuries of the Church of Jesus Christ. The Greek language of that time was like the English language of today. English is everywhere as a result of the former British Empire and of the world’s super power of today, the United States. Because of this, our online content at 100huntley.com could potentially be accessed by far more people outside Canada, U.S.A., and other places where English is the majority language, than inside these countries. The teachings of the philosophers, as highlighted by today’s photo, have had great influence, but the teachings of Jesus, His life, death and resurrection, has brought life to billions of people (read John 1:1-18).

Yours for communicating the message as to how, as Jeremiah said, “It shall be well with you and your soul shall live!” (click here for Crossroads presents, “THE LIFE!”),

David

15 thoughts on “Tuesday, February 11, 2020

  1. “It shall be well with you and your soul shall live!. And of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.” Yes, Lord, we give our hearts to You. Jesus, You are our Heavenly King, and everything we need. We trust in You, Lord. We are thankful for Your mercy and grace. We lift You high, and praise You, our Heavenly King! We obey You Lord, and need not fear. You will answer our prayers and take care of our every need. Yes, Lord, we give our hearts to You! We worship and adore You! God bless you, fellow saints. Amen.

    According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. Philippians 1:20 KJV

    Lord of all my Life (so beautiful!!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp-HghvjtGA

  2. I don’t quite understand what the words, – from this point on the message will not be from Crossroads but from this other ministry – means. Are we not going to have David’s original blog anymore? I have enjoyed David’s blog so much & have learned so much.

    • Doreen, I am not sure what you are referring to. I cannot find the words you have said anywhere. David did comment on the blog being accessed around the world, which is a positive thing. No need to worry.

  3. Father, these faithful ones who loved You even to giving up their lives are harbingers of You, who gave up everything for us. Thanks seem so inadequate. Please help us in turn to live for You and for others. In Jesus’s name, amen

  4. We’re not always right:-):

    “I’m reminded of the time a ship’s captain navigating through a foggy night saw what appeared to be another ship’s lights. To avoid a collision, he signaled the approaching ship: “Change your heading ten degrees west.”
    Back through the fog came the reply: “Change your heading ten degrees east.”
    The captain replied with clear irritation: “I am an admiral—change your heading ten degrees west.”
    Came the response: “I am a seaman fourth class. Change your heading ten degrees east.”
    Furious, the admiral blazed his message: “This is a United States Navy vessel under orders of the U.S. government. Change your heading.”
    Back came the reply: “Change your heading. I am a lighthouse.”
    Live by the truth. Speak the truth. Or you’re sailing your ship in a foggy night. And the rocks are near.” Dr. Jim Denison

    Jeremiah had such close calls in his life. I don’t understand how he expected people to take his word for granted. Anybody could say they’re a prophet and are relaying God’s word. Maybe I missed or misunderstood something along the way. Wouldn’t be the first time:-)! May God bless all his believers abundantly today and always.

    https://youtu.be/hbFhwFVOZxM
    Onward Christian Soldiers

  5. I appreciate Dr Jim Denison’s Story. Often we don’t listen to the Lord’s voice, instead we go our own way! and end up into trouble.

    Jeremiah’s Faith and Obedience and did not waiver no matter the trials he endured.
    Lord help us to listen and obey and it will be well with us.

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