Daily Devotions

Month: July 2019 (Page 1 of 6)

July 31, 2019 – Forgetting Nothing

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Forgetting Nothing

 July 31
 Daily Reading – Job 39-42 / Acts 26

GOD SAID:

Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       Did God forget something? Our verse today, Job 42:10 says; “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.” When Job prayed for the forgiveness of his friends, (who had been somewhat miserable friends,) God released him from the oppression he was under. This does teach us about the need and the power of forgiving. However, it also says that God gave Job twice as much as he originally lost. Twice as many sheep, camels, oxen, and donkey’s. Yet Job was only blessed with seven sons and three daughters. Granted that is a large family, but it is the same number of children he had to begin with. Job 1:2 says; “And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.” That is not double, it’s the same. Did God forget something?

      Oh no my friend, God didn’t mess up here. You see God blessed Job with another ten children. However, in Job 19:25 Job said; “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:” Job knew that in the resurrection which he spoke of he would see those first ten children again. Even Job’s life was twice as long as Psalm 90:10 says a natural man’s days should be when it said. “The days of our years are threescore years and ten;…” Oh no dear friend, God is forgetting nothing.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    You can trust in God’s word when He says something. The blessings and promises in His word all happen just as God says they will. That also means that when God speaks of judgement for the lost, well, that will happen like He said as well.


What promises are you anticipating?

     
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

July 30, 2019 – Final Exam

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Final Exam

 July 30
 Daily Reading – Job 35-38 / Acts 25

GOD SAID:

Job 38:2-3 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       The words from the lips of any instructor that most every student dreads, “There will be a test on this material.” Not a test! OK, So now we know there is a test, what kind of test will it be? Multiples choice, where at least I may have a chance of guessing the right answer? Fill-in-the-blank, so that maybe the sentence will help me to remember? No, this is the worst kind of test ever. It is an essay test, where a question is asked and you’re required to write an essay on the topic. Then it is up to the person grading that test to decide if they like the story you wrote or not. YUK!!!! Ok Let’s make it even more interesting. There will be a series of several questions on the same topic and the examiner is expecting one answer from all who take this test. The essay is expected to be only one sentence long. It’s the final exam, and you need it to pass.

      Job has listened to his earthly friends, who have not been a lot of help at all. Finally at the end of the book, the one everyone has been talking about speaks up. God tells Job; “Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.” Get ready for a test. Then God proceeds to ask Job a series of questions like, did you make the earth, do you feed the wild animals, can you control the weather, and do you control the oceans, seas and rivers. All these have one right answer. “No Sir.”


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God was not trying to stump Job into giving a wrong answer. He simply was making known the obvious truth. There is only one God. Furthermore, this God, created and maintains all of life. Who then are we to question His decisions?


How would answer this Final Exam?

     
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

July 29, 2019 – Future Of All Man

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Future Of All Man

 July 29
 Daily Reading – Job 32-34 / Acts 24

GOD SAID:

Job 34:14-15 If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       Who has a crystal ball to look into, and see the future? The answer, NO ONE. None of us can predict the future with any degree of accuracy. If you’re not sure if that statement is true, watch any local weather report. Although they do a very good job of giving us a scientific estimate using the most up-to-date meteorological equipment, statistics prove they’re wrong 40% of the time. When looking at the financial market, we pay people to watch the trends and give us their best guess. However, that is not always accurate from one week to next. Then if you delve into politics, well that outcome is up in the air on a daily basis. One thing we will all have to agree on is that our future is hard to foresee. That is with a couple of exceptions.

      There are two future things we can be sure of. Elihu alludes to one of these facts. Job 34:14-15 says; “If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; All flesh shall perish together, and man shall turn again unto dust.” Our life is given to us by God. If God ever decides to quit sustaining life, calling the spirit and breath of man back to himself, well, it’s all over. God provides our lives. Everyone will one day face this day of death. Also, everyone will face judgement after that day. For the redeemed, it will be a time of reward. For the lost, it will be the eternal judgement of their sin. This is the future of all man. Guaranteed 100% accurate.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Heb. 9:27 says; “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” Christ has taken the sins of man to the cross, if we will just believe on Him. Those future appointments, don’t have to be bad ones. Dedication should be a daily cause for rejoicing.


Which judgement will you face on that day?

     
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

July 27 & 28, 2019 – Entangled By Sin

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Entangled By Sin

 July 27 & 28
 July 27 – Daily Reading – Job 30-31 / Acts 23
 July 28 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Job 31:24-25 & 28 If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; 25 If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much;… This also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge: for I should have denied the God that is above.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    How the devil loves to entice us as believers, to become once again entangled by the sinfulness of this world. He knows all our weaknesses from before our salvation and dangles them before us like a piece of candy in front of a little child. When we accepted Christ as our Saviour, He forgave us of all our sin. The devil knows that since that day, he can no longer own us. However, if he might cause us once again to become entangled by sin, he can tarnish our testimony and cause us agony. Remember, it’s is not only a testimony of our life, but also, a testimony of the life of Christ in us.

In today’s reading of Job 31, Job reviews all the things in his life he thinks may be considered sinful. He looks at his life of charity and hospitality toward others, asking himself, “is there anything I have not done that I should have?” NO! He looks at how he has treated others around him. Has he looked down on someone who was his manservant or maidservant? Recalling in Job 31:15 “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?” He probes into his own morality and his treatment of women. Rehearsing how he has not lusted after them, nor been deceived by these fleeting immoral ways. He looks at his worship, and maintains that he has not worshiped gold, or wealth, or position. In job’s review of his life he declares, I have not been entangled again by sin. He was not saying he was sinless, just not sinful.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

      It’s good for us to examine our lives. In Ps. 26:2 David said; “Examine me, O Lord…” Paul said before communion; 1 Cor. 11:28 “But let a man examine himself…” We should examine our lives with scripture, so we’re not entangled by sin.


Have you done a self-examination?

 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

      In all of life’s ups and downs, as believers it is good to know our lives are Enriched By God. We saw this in Job’s life this week as we examined:

● Exacting God’s Mercy
● Encouraged By Silence
● Expectations Of God
● Entranced By The Music
● Enlightened By Wisdom
● Entangled By Sin

     Knowing that God is always there with us and for us, allows us to live a fuller life Enriched By God.


SUNDAY:

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

July 29, 2019 Job 32-34 Acts 24
July 30, 2019 Job 35-38 Acts 25
July 31, 2019 Job 39-42 Acts 26
August 1, 2019 Psa. 1-5 Acts 27:1-20
August 2, 2019 Psa. 6-10 Acts 27:21-44
August 3, 2019 Psa. 11-17 Acts 28:1-16
August 4, 2019 No Passages Assigned  

2 Corinthians 9:11
“Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.”

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

July 26, 2019 – Enlightened By Wisdom

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Enlightened By Wisdom

 July 26
 Daily Reading – Job 26-29 / Acts 22

GOD SAID:

Job 28:28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      For many years before going into ministry, I worked in factories and restaurants. The last company that I worked for would hire temporary help during the busy seasons from an employment agency. Since we were in a college town, many of the temps who came to work for us were from the local college. Many of these young men and women were very smart when it came to their education. However, most of these well educated people lacked what we called “Street Smarts.” They were very book smart, but often lacked common sense when it came to working in industry. They had been sheltered, or came from affluent homes where everything was done for them, and this was often their first experience working in the real world. Educated, but lacking wisdom that comes from experience.

      Today we have many people who are world smart, yet lack biblical wisdom. I’m not talking about being able to quote 20 verses at the drop of a hat. I simply mean they don’t understand what Job stated in today’s verse. “Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” As Job said prior to this verse, wisdom can’t be bought. To obtain this wisdom, you must come to know this God. The God who created and maintains all of life. The God who hates evil and therefore, this wisdom cause you to depart from it. To love God means your life has been enlightened by wisdom.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    The bible speaks of those who are wise, and those who are foolish. The wise retain God in their hearts. The foolish play in the folly of life, never giving God a thought, or even worse rejecting His call. Be enlightened by wisdom. Love and know God.


Where do you go to find God’s wisdom?

     
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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