Daily Devotions

Month: October 2019 (Page 1 of 6)

October 31, 2019 – Say What?

Say What?

 October 31
 Daily Reading – Jeremiah 23-25 / 2 Timothy 3-4

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 25:4 And the LORD hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      One morning when I was reading the paper I remember seeing a cartoon. In the first frame there was a little boy standing with his fingers in his ears and from his mouth came the words “la la la, la la la Hum Hum La la la.” Standing next to him was a father reading off a list of all the chores he expected him to do that day. In the second frame, the father is looking at the boy and the boy is looking back at the father. The father says, “Did you hear what I said?” The boy looks at his father, with a false puzzled look and says, “What?” The next frame is the same as the first, with the boy back making noise with his fingers in his ears and father reading the list. The forth frame was the father asking again, “Did you hear me?” and the boy saying, “What?” And so it goes.

      In today’s world with such busy lives, many times we may treat God this same way. From the beginning of time, God has told us of a Saviour, Jesus Christ. He has shared with us how to live to receive the most blessings from this life and the life to come. However, like the young boy in the cartoon, we are so busy making as much noise as we can with our lives and entertainment that we have shut out the wisdom being given to us by God. He keeps telling us, but are we really listening? Let’s not be hearers of the word only, but doers also. Its time for us to listen to what God has to say, and obey.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    My friend, when we stand before God at life’s end and He asks, “Did you hear what I said?” we had better have the right answer. At that moment with God, if we have the wrong answer, the final frame of the cartoon will not be good one.


What will you say when you stand before God?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

October 30, 2019 – Surrender And Live

Surrender And Live

 October 30
 Daily Reading – Jeremiah 20-22 / 2 Timothy 1-2

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 21:8 And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Here’s a dilemma for the house of Judah. In Jeremiah 21:8 Jeremiah is told; “And unto this people thou shalt say, Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before you the way of life, and the way of death.” God is telling them how to live. You would think, anyone who heard this would choose to live. However, in the next verse God lays out the choice they will have to make. Jeremiah 21:9 says; “He that abideth in this city shall die by the sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence: but he that goeth out, and falleth to the Chaldeans that besiege you, he shall live, and his life shall be unto him for a prey.” If you want to live, then you have to surrender. If you do not surrender, if you stay where you are, clinging to all your earthly things, well, then you will die in this city. It’s simple right? Surrender, and LIVE!

      It is basically the same choice that people struggle with today. If you want to have eternal life, well, then surrender your life to Christ. In Mark 8:35-37 it says; “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” It’s simple right? If you want to live, I mean really live eternally, surrender and LIVE!


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Sadly, many are tied to earthly things, just as some who stayed behind in Jeremiah’s day, and they died. God has set before us the way of LIFE. Jesus said in John 14:6 “…I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”


Have you surrendered?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

October 29, 2019 – Search Me, Try My Reins

Search Me, Try My Reins

 October 29
 Daily Reading – Jeremiah 16-19 / 1 Timothy 6

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      When God originally created man, He did so looking at us as a perfect creature. We were His perfect creation. To make us perfect, He gave us characteristics like His own. A mind to think with, the will to choose, and a heart full of emotions. In doing so, He also gave man the opportunity to mess up. So it goes, we did, and still do. Man’s heart, thoughts, and will have become corrupted by the sin which Satan introduced into this world.

      The verse just before Jeremiah 17:10 says our hearts are “desperately wicked: who can know it?” The answer is, God. God knows our hearts even better than we do. He knows what we really desire. Our verse today says, “I try the reins.” What do reins do when put on a horse? They are used to direct this large animal to stop and go, or to turn left or right. What would be the reins of a person? Well they would be the mind, or the heart of a person. Your mind tells you to stop doing something, or start doing something, or to go here or there. God knows the mind of a person.

      So ask yourself, what is it that your mind and heart really want? You can see the answer as God does by your ways. Where do you go? What do you do? With whom do you hang out? How often does this include God? If you don’t like the answers, maybe you had better get a firmer grip on the reins! Better yet, let God have them.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    As the day goes by, ask God to keep your mind on things that would be glorifying to Him. When you find your mind wandering, wander back over toward God. He is waiting for you to allow Him to lead.


When God searches your heart and mind, does He find He has control?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

October 28, 2019 – Satisfied By Thy Word

Satisfied By Thy Word

 October 28
 Daily Reading – Jeremiah 13-15 / 1 Timothy 5

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 15:16 Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Back in the 1980’ and 90’s there was a potato chip commercial that tempted people to eat only one of their chips. The slogan was “No one can eat church one.” The commercials were relatively simple. There was an open bag of their chips and someone who said I can eat just one. They would take a chip from the bag and eat it. Then, after a short pause, they would smile and start scoffing down the chips. The commercial was effective, and also very true. It would be hard for most people to eat only one of those chips. Once that salty taste was in your mouth, well, you just really wanted another and another.

      Jeremiah refers to the word of God very much the same way. In Jeremiah 15:16 he says; “Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.” It was if he had read the words of the Lord, and found them so satisfying that he desired more. The words of the Lord brought joy and rejoicing to his soul. David in Psalm 34:8 said; “O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Once you know the author of this book, and have a personal relationship with Him, one verse is never enough. Your desire for the Word increases with your desire to know Him more and more. Until the day we meet the Lord in Glory, we find our satisfaction in His Word.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    It’s not just a book for the believer. The author of the Bible resides within us. In 2 Peter 1:21 it says; “For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”


Do you find God’s Word satisfying?

     

KJV SCOFIELD III


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

October 26 & 27, 2019 – Rely On God’s Direction

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Rely On God’s Direction

October 26 & 27
October 26 – Daily Reading – Jer. 10-12 / 1 Tim. 4
October 27 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

   In Jeremiah’s prayer here in Jeremiah 10:23 we find a profound admission. He says; “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.” Jeremiah is not saying that man has no freedom to walk his own way. That would be foolish to believe considering what God is telling Jeremiah He is about to do. God is bringing judgment on the children of Israel for doing just that. They have walked their own way for way too long. They have created idols, worshipped them, and forsaken their love for the one true God. If that is not walking in the wrong direction, well, I don’t know what is.

   Man has a free will to live as he chooses. However, to choose to live apart from God and His direction is not wise. In this verse Jeremiah was stating that fact. Man, apart from God’s leading, will wander aimlessly into destruction. We read this in many places in scripture. One such passage is in Proverbs 3:5-6 where it says; “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” We see in this passage the same thought. We have an obligation. It says, we are to trust Him, our choice. Next it says not to lean on our understanding, again, our decision. It then says to acknowledge God, again our duty. If we do, God directs our steps, that’s our blessing.

GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   When going somewhere it is always easier if you have someone who has been there and knows the way leading you. The Bible says Jesus is the way. Not only the way to salvation, but He is the way to navigate life. Get into His word and rely on God’s direction.


Who are you following?


Scofield III Burgundy Indexed

 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

    In all that Israel had done, God never completely turns His back on them. We can take comfort in that truth and Rejoice in the Lord. As we saw in:

●  Really Long Verse
●  Remembered No More
●  Relationship That Works
●  Read, Study, And Obey
●  Real Wisdom
●  Rely On God’s Direction

    Though we stumble and fall, God will never leave us, nor forsake us. For that we should always Rejoice in the Lord.


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

October 28, 2019 Jeremiah 13-15 1 Timothy 5
October 29, 2019 Jeremiah 16-19 1 Timothy 6
October 30, 2019 Jeremiah 20-22 2 Timothy 1-2
October 31, 2019 Jeremiah 23-25 2 Timothy 3-4
November 1, 2019 Jeremiah 26-29 Titus 1
November 2, 2019 Jeremiah 30-31 Titus 2-3
November 3, 2019 No Passages Assigned  


I love that Paul says;
Phil. 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
REJOICE!!!

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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