First of all let me say, “THANK YOU,” for sharing this time with our Work Week Devotions. It is our prayer and desire that these daily devotions will aid you in your walk with the Lord.
We have selected the book of Proverbs as it shares, with anyone who will act upon its wisdom, the opportunity to enjoy the life God intended for them. You will also find all the scriptures used are from the King James Version of the Bible. Not only does the author of these Devotions believe the KJV to be the most accurate English translation of God’s Word, it is also written in a poetic style. Which in the case of the Book of Proverbs is very important. Proverbs is part of a section of the Old Testament in the bible known as the Poetic Books.
Let me take just a moment to introduce to you the thought behind the design of the upcoming daily Devotions.
You may be asking yourself what does the term “Work Week Devotions” mean. It means we have designed these devotions to be used during a five day work week. For many people that would be Monday through Friday. We have also only covered fifty-one out of the fifty-two week year. The reason is, not every year begins on Monday. So we have created these devotions to begin on Monday and conclude on Sunday. Also, the design allows you to begin using this Devotional material anytime during the year you may wish. It does not have to begin in January as many do.
Each day begins with a Title for the Devotion, and a reading from the book of Proverbs. This is followed by what we call; “Outlook from the In Book.” This is a short commentary by Dr. Senters of his thoughts about the passage from Proverbs you have just read.
Next you will find a short section under the heading; “The Word Walking In Me.” This section is a short thought reflecting on that day’s topic which you can carry through the day. It’s often hard to remember all we read. However, a simple overview or thought we can often remembered, that we might meditate on during the day. In the book of Joshua we are told:
While the words written by the author are not the inspired words of God, the desire is that the thoughts may help you remember what God has said in that days passage.
At the end of each devotion you will find a suggested reading for the day we have entitled, “God Talking To Me.” The reading is not purposefully chosen to reflect on the topic of the Devotion. However if you will follow these readings everyday, you will read through the entire Bible in one year.
The daily bible reading is also divided into five days a week for fifty-one weeks. On Saturday, we suggest you re-read the Chapter of Proverbs written about in the past week and also the Chapter of Proverbs you will study the next week.
You may also quickly notice there are no Bible Readings scheduled for Sundays. There is a simple reason for this. We want you to read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart for that week. Whatever his text is for the morning and evening service was given to him by God for your specific needs. The principal for this is found in Act 17:10 & 11.
Those who were from Berea had a good practice that we might do well to follow. The Bible even says they were more noble for doing so. The practice we encourage is to listen intently to the preaching of God’s Word, then let it soak in even more by re-reading the text, and examining what God was saying there. Reading a chapter before and after the text will help. However you decide to do this, we hope you might let this become a habit in your life, examining what God wants to share with your life week by week.
We hope you enjoy; Living In His Word Daily Through Proverbs over the next fifty-one weeks with Work Week Devotions. May God richly bless you day by day as you allow Him to speak into your hearts.
This week we will:
Tues. December 31, 2019 Explanation Work Week Devotions
Traditional Old & New Testament Reading Schedule:
December 31, 2019 Genesis 3-5 / Matthew 2
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