Daily Topic for December 01, 2007
King David longed for all the people groups of the earth to worship God, the Creator. In order for this to occur, those who know God must tell of His wonderful deeds so that the nations will seek Him. David encouraged God’s people to “sing…proclaim ...and tell” God’s Good News to all the peoples of the world.
Father, we praise You for Your marvelous love and for Your Son, Jesus. Use us to wonderfully bless the world’s unreached peoples.
Bob Mendelsohn, a senior missionary with the “Jews for Jesus” organization, offered this personal testimony in his own words.
“I remember being nervous. I had just completed a whole year of intensive training to prepare me for just these next few hours. Would I stumble over any of the Torah reading I had studied so carefully? The occasion was my bar mitzvah - the ceremony which initiates a 13-year-old Jewish boy into the religious life of the Jewish community! I was about to become a ‘son of commandment,’ a man of duty toward God. Now I would be responsible to guard the Torah and all its accompanying codes of oral tradition.
“It was time to start, and the rabbi called me forward to lead the morning service. The Torah scroll in its beautiful velvet cover was removed from the ark. I led the congregation in the Shemah, ‘Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is one.’ Then I reverently carried the Torah around the sanctuary for all the people to see and kiss.
“My Torah reading went well. Finally, it was over, and I sat down. After the ceremony, over food and drink and merry-making, people came up to congratulate me and wish me great success in the future.”-AL (Continued tomorrow)Learn more at joshuaproject.net
Thank the Lord that the Jewish people have accurate Scriptures. Pray that God’s precious Words will be shared will all peoples in the Middle East.