Daily Devotions

Month: September 2020 (Page 1 of 6)

September 30, 2020 – Set The Anchor

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Set The Anchor

September 30, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 24:3-6 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength. For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

  Everything needs a good foundation. Without a good base nothing can stand, everything will crumble and fall. This is a fundamental truth for a house, a business relationship, a family, or an individual. However, a foundation is not near enough.

    Solomon has given us an outline for living a life that cannot be destroyed. We cannot afford to ignore this advice. For if we ignore any part of it, we fall prey to ignoring it all.

    To begin with, our foundation must be on the unshakeable truths of God’s Word and His Son Jesus Christ. Prov. 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Our passage today begins with the statement, “Through wisdom is an house builded…” Our lives, families, churches, businesses, everything needs to be filtered through a Holy reverence of God and who He is.

    Nevertheless, it is not enough to know of God and simply respect who He is. We must also establish ourselves in His Son Jesus Christ. Solomons said, “by understanding it is established:” You can build a house on a cement slab 20 feet thick, but if you don’t anchor to it, the first strong wind will blow that house off its foundation and destroy it. Marriages, business relationships, and many lives Have failed by knowing there is a God but refusing to commit and anchor to Him.

    Once you have the foundation set, and your lives anchored to that foundation, you can now live in His love and peace. Enjoying the treasures God has prepared for His people. “And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” There may still be storms outside, but when we are anchored into Jesus, there is peace evermore.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    What have you anchored your life to today? Is it your job? It could be gone this afternoon. Maybe for you it’s your bank account. Yet, your health could take all your finances and more in a few short days or hours. Build your life on the foundation of God’s truth, and anchor to His Son Jesus who said, “I Am the way, the truth, and the life.” Real life for evermore is in Jesus.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  September 30, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Matthew 15 – 17     /   Proverbs 24:3-6

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Isa. 1-4    /   Eph. 1

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

September 29, 2020 – Envy Destroys

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Envy Destroys

September 29, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 24:1-2 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     The riches of the world can entice anyone. You might be saying, “No, not me.” However, if someone came up with just the right offer, it could even be you. It is often not so much a desire to be filthy rich, just richer. It is not to have it all, just more. It is not to be the greatest, just better. What drives most people today is the thought of, “I just want a little more.” Most people today are a little better off than they were five or ten years ago. Yet isn’t it funny we still want just a little more. The question then is, when does it ever end?

     Being successful and having things, even by the world’s standards, is not in itself a sin. However, falling into the trap of allowing our desires to take over to the point where we will do almost anything to get more, is when it becomes greed and sin.

     The Bible warns us against wanting so much that we end up following after or joining with sinful men to get it. Why? It’s because their end will be destruction. Prov. 24:20 says, “For there shall be no reward to the evil man.”

     The world has little in common with you as a Christian. They desire to glorify self, while you should be glorifying God. Their desire is to lay up treasure here on earth, and yours should be to lay up treasures in heaven. They will compromise anything to get ahead; you should never be willing to compromise your testimony to get anything. They love man and want what man can offer; you love God and all He offers. They want people to help them get ahead in life; you want to help people get ahead in this life and eternally. There is little you have in common except this, both of you have eternal life. One has chosen eternal life in heaven with Christ; one has by default chosen an eternal life in hell.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     As you make decisions which may seem very innocent on the surface, remember, what you decide today and whom you decide to do it with, may make a difference in your life, and the lives of others for years to come. Let’s be thankful for what God has given us today and be not envious of the world.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  September 29, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Matthew 13 – 14     /     Proverbs 24:1-2

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Song of So. 5-8    /   Gal. 6

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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

September 28, 2020 – One More Round

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One More Round

September 28, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 23:33-35 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

  Have you ever seen drunken people? I have, and lots of them. I was not always a Pastor. Before I was saved, I was a bouncer at a local nightclub. Nightly, it was my job to toss people out who caused problems in the lounge. Why would they need a person like me for that job? Why did they pay good money to have me stand around trying to threaten people into to being good, and then when they would act up, toss them out on their ear? Why? Well it is because drunken people have a tendency to cause problems.

    Think about it, a person comes into a business, pays good money to the establishment to serve them something that will make them unable to walk, and not act right. Then the business takes that person’s money and pays someone else to toss them out because they are acting that way. Why not just open the door, hand the bouncer twenty bucks and leave? Skip the middleman and save a headache in the morning.

    Today’s scripture, written hundreds of years ago, shows the picture of a drunkard today. Nothing has changed. Intoxicated people chase the opposite gender, often while in a committed relationship. They are found passed out in some of the strangest places. They wake up from their inebriated condition and ask what happened to me? They say stupid things to the wrong people, get beat senseless and then wonder why would anyone pick on me? What is their answer to all their problems? Yup, it is another drink. They think drinking is the only thing that will help them forget all their woes.

    Is there real help? Yes! His name is Jesus and He is waiting right now to help you out of Satan’s alcohol trap.

     
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Many people trapped in the alcohol maze have forsaken the real answer to all their problems. Jesus. However, many have also turned to Him and watched Him create in them a life brand new. The only real way out of the bottle is up.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  September 28, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Matthew 10 – 12     /   Proverbs 23:33-35

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Song of So. 1-4    /   Gal. 5

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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

September 26 & 27, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

September 26 & 27, 2020


Proverbs 23:24

The father of the righteous
shall greatly rejoice:
and he that begetteth
a wise child shall have
joy of him.  

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      As you know by now, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we only publish our Devotional Thoughts on Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying this past week, 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 38 – Day 6

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

Proverbs 23-24

WEEK 38 – 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

September 28, 2020  Matthew 10 – Matthew 12    Proverbs 23:33 – 35
September 29, 2020  Matthew 13 – Matthew 14    Proverbs 24:1 – 2
September 30, 2020  Matthew 15 – Matthew 17    Proverbs 24:3 – 6
October 1, 2020          Matthew 18 – Matthew 20    Proverbs 24:7 – 10
October 2, 2020          Matthew 21 – Matthew 23    Proverbs 24:11 – 12
October 3, 2020          Proverbs 23 – 24                   
October 4, 2020          No Passages Assigned  
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

September 28, 2020   Song of So. 1-4      Gal. 5
September 29, 2020   Song of So. 5-8      Gal. 6
September 30, 2020   Isa. 1-4                    Eph. 1
October 1, 2020           Isa. 5-7                    Eph. 2
October 2, 2020           Isa. 8-10                  Eph. 3
October 3, 2020           Isa. 11-14                Eph. 4
October 4, 2020           No Passages Assigned         

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

September 26, 2020   Ecc. 11-12                Gal. 4
September 27, 2020 No Passages Assigned

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       “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

September 25, 2020 – Who Hath Babbling And Sorrow?

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Who Hath Babbling And Sorrow?

September 25, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 23:29-32 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    You hear people try to defend every imaginable sin and use the Bible to do so. I have heard otherwise reasonable people try to defend the drinking of alcohol by saying “the Bible talks of drinking, so it must be ok.” Well that is true; the Bible does talk of drinking. It also talks of crucifixions, are you interested in one of those? It speaks of being whipped until left for dead, anyone up for that. Just because the Bible speaks on a subject does not mean it endorses the use of it unless it says so, or the scripture in its entirety says so.  

    Some have said, “Well I am not getting drunk when I drink.” Then why do you drink? The common answer is, “to be sociable.” You mean to tell me the crowd you run with would not find you sociable if you did not have a drink in your hand. Maybe you are hanging with the wrong crowd then.

    The Bible is clear here on what it thinks of drinking. It paints a perfectly accurate picture. It says look not at the wine, “when it moveth itself aright.” Do you know when that happens? It is when juice is fermenting. It is when it is purposefully turned into an alcoholic drink by adding things to it.

    Next, how does the Bible describe people who will not heed the warning? It says they are troubled, sorry, problem ridden, babbling, falling down, and drunk. Hum, are these the words
you want people to use when they describe you? I PRAY NOT!

    Alcohol is a killer both physically and spiritually. It ruins homes, careers, lives, and testimonies. If you want to be sociable, be sociable with God and His Word first.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Finding scripture to justify sin is hard. You must be willing to turn a blind eye to the rest of the book to do so. Let’s not try to make sin ok. Instead, let us make our life ok in God’s eyes.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  September 25, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Matthew 6 – 9     /   Proverbs 23:29-32

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Ecc. 9-10    /   Gal. 3

KJV Prophecy Study Bible

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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