January 18 & 19, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

January 18 & 19, 2020


Proverbs 1:33

But whoso
hearkeneth unto me
shall dwell safely,
and
shall be quiet
from fear
of evil.

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      As previously mentioned, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we will only be publishing a Devotional Thoughts Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying through, and if we will be going into the following chapter the next week, we encourage you to read that chapter as well.       

There are never Devotions on Sunday. 

Thank you for joining us
as we journey together
Through Proverbs in 2020.

 

WEEK 2 – Day 6

     On Saturday, we suggest you re-read the Proverb we have written from this past week and the week to come.

Proverbs 1-2

WEEK 2 – Day 7

     Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastor’s heart. Whatever Scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS

January 20, 2020   Genesis 40 – Genesis 42    Proverbs 2:3 – 5
January 21, 2020   Genesis 43 – Genesis 45    Proverbs 2:6 – 9
January 22, 2020   Genesis 46 – Genesis 50    Proverbs 2:10 – 12
January 23, 2020   Exodus 1 – Exodus 4          Proverbs 2:13 – 16
January 24, 2020   Exodus 5 – Exodus 9          Proverbs 2:17 – 19
January 25, 2020   Proverbs 2 – 3
January 26, 2020   No Passages Assigned
 
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

January 20, 2020     Genesis 44-45     Matthew 14
January 21, 2020     Genesis 46-48     Matthew 15:1-20
January 22, 2020     Genesis 49-50     Matthew 15:21-39
January 23, 2020     Exodus 1-3         Matthew 16
January 24, 2020     Exodus 4-6         Matthew 17
January 25, 2020     Exodus 7-9         Matthew 18
January 26, 2020     No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

    JANUARY 18, 2020     Genesis 42-43         Matthew 13:36-58
    JANUARY 19, 2020     No Passages Assigned

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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

January 17, 2020 – Don’t Jump Without A Chute

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Don’t Jump Without A Chute

January 17, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 2:1, 2 & 5 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;… Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      In our study during the past couple of weeks, we have seen in verse seven of chapter one “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of Knowledge.” This is the key verse to this book. Ok, you might ask then, just how do I find or obtain this fear of the Lord? That would be a valid question since God said this is what you need to get knowledge. 

     It would also be somewhat cruel, if God told us what it was that we needed to do, but then gave us no instruction on how to do it. It might be likened unto me telling you that Skydiving is fun, however, forgetting to explain about the parachute. After you jumped from the plane, you’d have a right to think that I wasn’t telling the truth about how much fun this was. The closer you came to the ground, the less you’d find skydiving to be fun. 

     Our life is much the same. The closer to the end of life we come, the more we realize just how much we really need all the details we can possibly get to completely enjoy it. God says in Proverbs Chapter two, exactly how to find the fear of the Lord.  

  • First He says LISTEN! “Receive the word,” and “incline thine ear,” both refer to learning. Listen to what God says. Learn as much as you can about who He is, and what He desires.  
  • Second He says REMEMBER! Don’t just read the word, but hide it in your memory. You’ll need this information later.
  • Thirdly He says ACT UPON IT! Don’t just sit there with a head full of knowledge, do something with it. If you do, you’ll understand who God is, what He knows, and how He wants you to live your life.  no!


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     Knowing about a parachute and jumping without it would make no sense. In fact, you would have to agree, that would be dumb. Knowing about God, and not using His wisdom to help in life, well I think you get the picture. Let’s be as wise as God allows us to be.

GOD TALKING TO ME:

JANUARY 17, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
 Genesis 36 – 39          Proverbs 2:1-2

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 Genesis 40-41              Matthew 13:1-35     

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Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…

                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

January 16, 2020 – Which Will You Follow?

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Which Will You Follow?

January 16, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 1:29-33 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      The battle has always been between right and wrong, good and evil, serving self or yielding to the wisdom of God. Adam and Eve faced it in the Garden of Eden. The people of Noah’s time faced it back then. The Children of Israel faced it as they were delivered from Egypt, and walked across the desert. Even Jesus faced it as Satan tempted Him in the wilderness. 

     These verses at the end of chapter one set up the rest of the book of Proverbs. Here are the choices given to man. You can choose to run after the world’s promises, with all its elusive and misleading dreams. In Proverbs 1:32 it says; “…and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.” It does not say that the prosperity MAY destroy you, POSSIBLY COULD, or that there is a CHANCE IT MIGHT, but it WILL be your destruction. On the other hand, you can listen to the wisdom of God. If you do, God promises you will dwell safely and in peace. Why? Because what God teaches you is how to live right. 

     When living God’s way, you’re not spending all your time wondering if you’ll be caught for having things you didn’t get legitimately. You’re not wondering if people will catch you in a lie. You’re not living a lie. You’re living life. A real life, as God intended. It’s a life with a clear conscious of who you are, what you’ve done, and where you stand in the scheme of all eternity. The “fear,” which means your respect, and worship of God, as it says in Proverbs 1:7, “…is the beginning of knowledge.”


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Now that we know the two alternatives, it would almost seem silly to ask the question of, which will you follow. Nevertheless, here it goes. “WHICH WILL YOU FOLLOW?”  Will it be God’s wisdom… or Man’s elusive dreams?

GOD TALKING TO ME:

JANUARY 16, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
 Genesis 32 – 35          Proverbs 1:29-33

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 Genesis 38-39              Matthew 12:38-50     

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Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…

                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

January 15, 2020 – Could God Say No?

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Could God Say No?

January 15, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 1:25-28 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      Have you ever heard the old saying, “what goes around comes around?” That has proven generally, to be a fair statement concerning life. The Bible says it a number of different ways. Galatians 6:7 says; “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” It’s the same idea. God is extremely patient with us. He doesn’t, at the first sign of sin, cast us aside. 

     Nevertheless, God will not be patient forever. I know this may be hard for some people to swallow, but that’s what the Bible says. It says; His wisdom will laugh at our problems. Why? Because when He was crying out to us to obtain this same wisdom, we laughed at Him. Now, when things fall apart because we wouldn’t listen, as we look back at His wisdom that would have worked, it’s too late. It’s seen as an unattainable truth. What goes around comes around. What we sow we reap. 

     In 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 it says “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” God will give people what they thought they wanted. People have tried to change this passage to say everything but what it says. It’s the New Testament upholding the Old Testament. It’s proof that God doesn’t change. Just like our verses today say, when terrible trouble comes “Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:” The truth is always the truth. Oh what a terrible thing to think, that God might someday have to say no!


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     The Bible says today’s the day saints and sinners alike should get things right with Him. He’s still calling. Begging you to accept His wisdom, and new life. Will you accept today? Wisdom is calling.

GOD TALKING TO ME:

JANUARY 14, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
 Genesis 29 – 31          Proverbs 1:25-28

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 Genesis 35-37              Matthew 12:1-37     

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Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…

                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

January 14, 2020 – What Will You Do With Wisdom?

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What Will You Do With Wisdom?

January 14, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 1:21-24 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      If you go to court most any given day, you’ll find someone standing before a judge with the defense of, “I didn’t know that was against the law!” Although this may be the truth, (howbeit doubtful), the judge will likely say; “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” In other words, take time to find out the rules of this town before coming here. Some judges will extend grace if they honestly believe they were unaware. That’s up to each judge.

     God is making the same plea. He has given us wisdom, and it is apparent everywhere. It’s in common sense that tells us about right and wrong. It’s not hidden in a secret place, or in a library in one book among billions. Wisdom is displayed in today’s Proverb as a woman saying come and learn, but people won’t listen, and go their own way. I’ve heard people say, “what will it take to get your attention?” That’s the lesson here. 

     Three groups of people are addressed:

  • The Simple Ones; these are the young who have not learned. They have their life ahead, and decisions to make.

  • The Scorners; those living in sin, making fun of what’s right, but in the back of their mind, they wonder.

  • Finally, The Fools; those who have hardened their heart against God, and his wisdom.

     Each started life in the same place, with equal opportunities as wisdom calls. 

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    As wisdom calls through the pages of God’s Word, what will you do? Will you hear it, and leave without it? Hear it, and make fun, or refuse to hear? These choices leave you alone, and without God. You could however, learn it, love it, and God will guide you. What will you do with WISDOM?

GOD TALKING TO ME:

JANUARY 14, 2020
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
 Genesis 26 – 28          Proverbs 1:21-24
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 Genesis 33 – 34              Matthew 11:20-30     

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Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…

                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

January 13, 2020 – It Can’t Happen To Me!

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It Can’t Happen To Me!

January 13

DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 1:18-20 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      Not me! It can’t happen to me! That’s the attitude we all have. Somehow, in us, we believe that bad things only happen to other people, and we’re somehow supermen. “It can never happen to me.” Truth is, bad things happen to everyone.

      However, wouldn’t it be somewhat foolish to make bad things happen, and then complain about it? Would you take a knife and begin to saw off one of your fingers, all the while screaming and crying, “please stop this hurts.” No. You would just stop. Still, people today have the advantage in their life of seeing what the harmful effects of drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography, greed, and hatred have done to others, and yet they continually fall into the same old traps. Somehow, they think they’ll be able to stop whenever they want to. That’s just one more of Satan’s hooks, that as our verses says, “taketh away the life of the owner.” 

      I’ve sat with alcoholics and drug addicts after years of abuse, as they go through withdrawals. Watching the sorrow and pain they now endure. Listening as they beg, “please make it quit,” referring to the physical pain their addiction is now causing. I’ve listened to people dying of lung cancer, who’ve been told tobacco is what caused it. Yet they sit with a cigarette in their mouth saying, “I wished I’d never started this.” Ted Bundy is reported to have said in an interview, just before being put to death as a sex offender and serial killer, that he believed his lust began for him in his youth through pornography. What a trap people often set for themselves.

 THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

      Will you fall into the worst trap of all? The trap of lying to yourself by saying, “It can’t happen to me.” That’s exactly what everyone has said. Yet it happens!

 

GOD TALKING TO ME:

January 13
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
 Genesis 23-25          Proverbs 1:18-20  
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Genesis 31-32           Matthew 11:1-19

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Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…

                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

January 11 & 12, 2020 – Weekend Preview

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Weekend Preview

January 11th & 12th 

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the

LORD

is the beginning
of knowledge:
but fools
despise wisdom
and
instruction.

 

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

     As previously mentioned, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we will only be publishing a Devotional Thought on Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying through, and if we will be going into the following chapter the next week, we encourage you to read that chapter as well. 

      There are never Devotions on Sunday. 

     Thank you for joining us as we Journey together
Through Proverbs in 2020.

 

WEEK 1 – Day 6

On Saturday, we suggest you re-read the Proverb we have written from this past week and the week to come.

Proverbs 1-2

 

WEEK 1 – Day 7

Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastor’s heart. Whatever Scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.

 

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
    January 13, 2020    Genesis 23 – Genesis 25    Proverbs 1:18-21
    January 14, 2020    Genesis 26 – Genesis 28    Proverbs 1:22-24
    January 15, 2020    Genesis 29 – Genesis 31    Proverbs 1:25-28
    January 16, 2020    Genesis 32 – Genesis 35    Proverbs 1:29-33
    January 17, 2020    Genesis 36 – Genesis 39    Proverbs 2:1-2
    January 18, 2020    Proverbs 1-2
    January 19, 2020    No Passages Assigned      

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
    January 13, 2020    Genesis 31-32     Matthew 11:1-19
    January 14, 2020    Genesis 33-34     Matthew 11:20-30
    January 15, 2020    Genesis 35-37     Matthew 12:1-37
    January 16, 2020    Genesis 38-39     Matthew 12:38-50
    January 17, 2020    Genesis 40-41     Matthew 13:1-35

    January 18, 2020    Genesis 42-43     Matthew 13:36-58
    January 19, 2020    No Passages Assigned  

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY    
    JANUARY 11, 2020     Genesis 29-30         Matthew 10
    JANUARY 12, 2020     No Passages Assigned

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Living In His Word Ministries
       “Getting people into the Word of God…

                               … and the Word of God into people.”

Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

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