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Tid Bits of Wisdom

TID BITS of WISDOM from the

1801 Old Hickory Trail
From the Wonderful Word Publishers

DeSoto, Texas 75115

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October & November 2018 Vol. 12, 11-12

In Mark 10:17-27; and Luke 18:18-27 we have a story about a certain
ruler who came to Jesus, calling Him “Good Master,” and asking him what he
must do to inherit eternal life. Luke says he came running and kneeling. Jesus
answered him with a question. Jesus said, “Why call thou me good? There is
none good but one, that is, God.” Jesus knew the man did not see him as God’s
Son; he only saw Him as a “good man.”

Before he could answer, Jesus gave Him the commandments that have to
do with relationships with mankind. These he had already done. He had a good
relationship with man, but he was still lacking! He had lived an honorable life in
the eyes of man, yet he knew that there was something missing. Mark tells us that
Jesus loved him! Next, Jesus gets down to the nitty-gritty! He tells him to sell
whatever he has and give it to the poor and his reward and treasure would be in
heaven. But that wasn’t all! Jesus told him to come and take up the cross and fol-
low Him. Jesus was telling him to “lose his life” and find eternal life in following
Him. We must crawl upon the cross, die to self and follow Him! The Scripture
says he was sad at that saying and he went away “grieved.” Why? Because he
had great possessions. There is nothing wrong with being rich. Abraham was
one of the richest men around. It’s wrong to think money can buy life!

He wasn’t needy in flesh. He had the money to provide whatever he

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of his life and to crawl upon the cross. No one will crawl upon the cross unless
he has faith to believe in the resurrection! If you do not believe that your life will
be quickened, you will never give it up. Christ is asking us to live His life while
He lives our lives. The way we live His life, through our flesh, determines how
He responsds to our lives.
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(Continued from page one) Being Single If God could close the lion’s
Psalms 37 tells us how to walk in our new life and tells us how God will Doesn’t mean you are
mouth for Daniel, part the red
reward us. The verses I hold to are, “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he undesirable or unwanted.
shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust It means you know your sea for Moses, make the sun
also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.” Ps. 37:4-5 worth and you are waiting stand still for Joshua...
for someone who is worthy.
God cares about our heart’s desires and He knows just how and when to
bring them about. If we attempt to accomplish our desires without Him, we will
fail! If we do not turn it all over to Jesus, we will lose it all! Jesus said, “Follow
Me!” Will we follow Him or will we be like the rich young ruler? What are we
holding to that we are afraid to turn loose of in order to find life? Womb Open the prison for Peter, put a
Jesus told the disciples that hardly would a rich man give up his life for Is God’s baby in Sarah’s arm and raised
Lazarus from the dead, then He
eternal life. They then asked, “Who then can be saved?” Jews are usually rich!
Jesus said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things
are possible.’
Art can certainly take care of you.

Have faith in Him.
Do you have impossible things in your life? If you are already a follower
of Christ, has He ever done the impossible for you? He has for me! As I look
back over my life, I can name many things that God did for me that were impos-
sible for me to accomplish without Him. Today, I’m living an impossible life, So let me get this THE WONDERFUL WORD
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Your burdens will vanish, your night turn to day. ‘TID BITS OF WISDOM’
Let go and let God have His way! No wonder we’re con- Bro. Jerry & Gloria Brewster
1801 Old Hickory Trail
fused. DeSoto, Texas 75115
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MONTHLY REPORT These (Berea) were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that
A new year is coming just after the celebration of the birth of Christ. they received the word with all readiness of mind,
When Jesus came as the Son of man, all things became new. We are living and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things
in the “Day of the Lord.” This is the time of acceptance. If a person has a were so.
desire to be cleansed from their sins and be made acceptable to God, this is Join Us
the day to call upon the name of the Lord. Forgiveness and cleansing are
available to all. BUT one day the door will be closed, and no man knows In Reading Through Your Bible
the hour in which the Lord Jesus Christ will return. Everything around us
shows signs of the end are here. If I were without forgiveness, I would cry In 1969 Bro. Lester Roloff challenged Jerry and me to read through our
out to God in repentance as quickly as possible. Do we have loved ones Bibles in one year. He also challenged us to memorize chapters as a family. I had
started reading through my Bible many times and always quit about Leviticus.
who are not ready for that day? What are we doing about that? Witness
He said, “You probably won’t do it! But if you do, it will change your life.” He
as if it was you that was lost! Do unto others as you would have them do was so right. I had to prove to him I would do it, so Jerry and I started the first
unto you! year together and we have read through our Bibles every year since! Sometimes
we have read through two or three times a year, PLUS study time for Bible les-
One of our supporters, Mrs. Pearl Larson, fell and has a severe sons. It saved our marriage, it saved our children, and it saved our lives from
head concussion. She has a long way to recovery and would appreciate daily destructions. I know my Bible well today, but I cannot start my day without
your prayers. Her husband has a Bible study every Saturday morning with reading it again. When I open my Bible, the Holy Spirit comes alive in my heart
a group of men. They all empty their pockets and once a month send it and speaks to me through the Word. That makes my day go so much better. It
to Tid Bits of Wisdom. We are their missionaries. Their offering is very tunes my spirit up with the heart of the Lord and His presence is felt all day.
special. Your gift does not have to be large to make a difference! We had Many days are hard to bear. We need God’s presence with us! We don’t know
one large offering this month that made a difference. We had to have wir- what we will face today so we must not start without seeking His face. Every
Christian has His Holy Spirit available. Why wouldn’t we seek to allow Him to
ing replaced and the gift made the difference.
lead us? Why run on empty when you can have a full tank????

Thanksgiving morning Gloria had a light stroke while working in If you do take the challenge, it is very important to have the right mind
the kitchen. She was taken by ambulance to the hospital while 24 people set as you read. The people at Berea received the word with all readiness of mind.
came to our house for Thanksgiving. You can read about her in her article Be ready to hear. Don’t start with a know-it-all-attitude. Start checking to see if
on page four. We thank God for all the mercy He showed through this try- what you think you know, is what God’s Word says. I have been told many things
ing time. Your prayers are needed and very much appreciated. She has about the Scriptures. I go to God’s Word to see if the things I’ve heard are true.
been my caretaker for the last 12 yrs. and now I am hers. Thanks for car-
ing. If you did read through this year, we would love for you to send us your
name and how many times you have read through your Bible. We will print those
We do not take a salary from Tid Bits of Wisdom. Anything you send names in the next Tid Bits of Wisdom.
with Tid Bits of Wisdom’s name goes straight to Tid Bits of Wisdom. The paper
John 10:11
will be 12 years old this December and many who started with us have died or
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life
become unable to give. Many have been faithful all these years. Pray and ask for the sheep.
God if He wants you to join us with a monthly support. We are grateful for our
faithful supporters. Matt 10:16
All donations to Tid Bits of Wisdom are tax deductable. 1801 Old Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be
Hickory Trail, DeSoto, TX, 75115. Phone 214-293-5252 ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
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F Rev 3:20-21
20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
E I will come in to him, and WILL SUP WITH HIM, AND HE WITH ME.
M 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also over-
came, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
L I read these verses for years before I understood what Jesus was saying.
E These verses were written to the Christian believer. For many years Jesus would
By come to the door of my heart and knock. I was always quick to go to the door and
Gloria Brewster ask what He needed. He would tell me what He needed, and I would thank Him
INSPIRATIONS and close the door. I would go about by myself trying to do what He had said to
do. Most of the time I failed. One day my cup was too bitter to drink alone. Je-
sus knocked on my heart’s door and I answered and asked Him to come in. That’s
Giving Thanks for God’s what He had waited on for a long time. Have you ever asked Him to come in or
do you leave Him at the door? Are you ashamed of what is in your heart? Is that
Mercy why you leave Him at the door? As He came in that day, He sat at the table of my
heart and began supping with me. He didn’t bring His own cup, He drank from
Lam 3:21-23
This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. mine. He shared my bitter cup. Jesus lives our life with us. When we lay down
our lives, He picks them up. While we do His will He gives us the desires of our
It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his
hearts. (Ps. 37:4)
compassions fail not. Matt 25:43-45
They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in
prison, and ye visited me not.
I am singing praises to the Lord for His mercy today. Thanksgiving Day 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or
I was standing in the kitchen making dressing when my left leg buckled and felt athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?
like it turned the wrong direction. I didn’t know what was happening and I tried 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, INASMUCH AS YE DID
standing on it again. It buckled under me again and I caught myself with my left IT NOT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF THESE, YE DID IT NOT TO ME.
arm and realized that my arm was drawing up also. Then I felt a sensation in my Jesus goes through everything we go through. He lives in us. He sups
head. I knew something was wrong. I began falling and I yelled for Jerry. He with us and shares our sorrows and pains. Whatever you are going through today,
kept me from falling and helped me to the living room couch. He wanted to call if you are a born-again believer, you are not alone!!!
911 but I asked him to wait. My whole left side was paralysis I’m left handed. Phil 4:13
About 10 or 15 minutes later I felt the paralyzes begin turning loose. I took my 13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
blood pressure and it was 189/128. I ended up having to call 911 and was taken to
the nearest hospital, which was five minutes away. I had a light stroke and when “The fact that
they began to test me they found I had fluid in my lungs, which at first they called I am a woman
pneumonia. I also had a spot on my lungs. At this time my doctor is sending does not make me a different kind
me for three more tests because he is worried about breast cancer. I really don’t
know what I am facing but I know that it was God’s mercy that allowed me to go of Christian.
through this. I would never have known about the lung problem had it not been But, the fact that
for the stroke. I have no noticeable paralysis, but my left leg is weak, and they I am a Christian
have set me up for therapy. I have needed therapy on my back for a long time and
does make me a different kind of woman.”
would never deal with it. This will take care of both.

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November 8 AM God’s’ mercy!
"As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord."
God promises in His word that if we will submit to His will for our lives,
— Colossians 2:6 He will turn everything that touches us to the good of our lives. (Romans 8:28) I
believe that with all my heart, therefore I cannot despair because of what has hap-
The life of faith is represented as receiving— an act which implies the very pened to me. Paul said he would not brag about his works, because that would
opposite of anything like merit. It is simply the acceptance of a gift. As the bring praise to himself. He did say he would “glory in his infirmities.” which
earth drinks in the rain, as the sea receives the streams, as night accepts brings praise to God. If we survive our infirmities, it is all because of God’s
light from the stars, so we, giving nothing, partake freely of the grace of mercy to our lives.
God. The saints are not, by nature, wells, or streams; they are but cisterns
into which the living water flows; they are empty vessels into which God Today my life is made up of counseling others. I must be able to think
pours His salvation. The idea of receiving implies a sense of realization, and talk to do that. With a stroke I could have very likely not been able to com-
municate, but God’s mercy did not allow me to suffer any throat issues. I love to
making the matter a reality. One cannot very well receive a shadow; we
teach God’s Word to women. For that I must have a voice. My pulpit has always
receive that which is substantial: so is it in the life of faith, Christ becomes been my piano or organ. I can speak through the spirit of music. If my hand had
real to us. While we are without faith, Jesus is a mere name to us—a per- remained paralyzed, I could not play. After doing an MRI and a CAT SCAN they
son who lived a long while ago, so long ago that His life is only a history concluded there was no damage from the stroke. God’s mercy! My upcoming
to us now! By an act of faith Jesus becomes a real person in the conscious- tests will reveal if I had pneumonia or cancer. Whatever God allows it to be He
ness of our heart. But receiving also means grasping or getting possession has already prepared to meet my needs. Jerry has gone through terrible days of
of. The thing which I receive becomes my own: I appropriate to myself gout attacks in the last two years and I have been his caretaker. Many days he
that which is given. When I receive Jesus, He becomes my Saviour, so was not able to get out of the chair without help. I could not help him if I were
mine that neither life nor death shall be able to rob me of Him. All this is to paralyzed. Today, he is my caretaker. He began to be able to walk just three days
receive Christ—to take Him as God's free gift; to realize Him in my heart, before my stroke. God’s mercy and God’s timing made him be able to be what I
and to appropriate Him as mine. needed. God doesn’t promise us we will not have problems, but He does promise
us that He will turn it to good and that He will be with us through them.
Salvation may be described as the blind receiving sight, the deaf receiv- Let me ask you a question. What if your life were threatening to drasti-
ing hearing, the dead receiving life; but we have not only received these cally change today. Are you prepared to trust God with your life? Many years
blessings, we have received CHRIST JESUS Himself. It is true that He ago, I lost my life for the cause of Christ. My life belongs to Him. I don’t know
gave us life from the dead. He gave us pardon of sin; He gave us imputed about tomorrow; I only have strength for today and so do you.
righteousness. These are all precious things, but we are not content with
them; we have received Christ Himself. The Son of God has been poured What are you going through today that you did not ask for and you can-
into us, and we have received Him, and appropriated Him. What a heartful not make go away? Has God given you a cup to drink that you have asked God
Jesus must be, for heaven itself cannot contain Him! to take away? Jesus asked to have His cup removed too. But more than having
His cup removed, He desired to do the Will of God! We have every right to ask
Spurgeon’s Morning & Evening to have our cup removed, if we are willing to drink it in order to fulfill the Lord’s
will for our life. Every day you and I are given a cup to drink. Sometimes it is
a bitter cup and sometimes it is full of blessings. We never know what will be in
I turn coal into diamonds, sand into pearls, our cup tomorrow. How can we drink these cups of sorrows and heartaches? We
and a worm into a butterfly. I can turn your need help! God knows we need help! He has made a way for us if we will do it,
His way.
life around too! - God (Continued on page 9)
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Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
Happy Birthday Jesus. A fresh start.

John 1:1-5
1 In the beginning was the Word, and
the Word was with God, and the Word
was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with
God. Ps 96:1-4
3 All things were made by him; and 96 O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the
without him was not any thing made earth.
that was made. 2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from
4 In him was life; and the life was the
light of men.
day to day.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; 3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all
and the darkness comprehended it not. people.
4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared
above all gods.

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