October 2021

OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2021 – God Is Always There For You

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God Is Always There For You 

OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Job 19:25-26 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Have you ever felt life was all going bad? Your entire day seemed to be one catastrophe after another. Nothing you did went right. At the end of the day, you just want to get in bed, cover your head, and pretend as if it all never happened. Tomorrow, you say, will have to be better. Well do not feel alone, everyone has had those days.

    However, our worst day probably was not as bad as the worst day in Job’s life. He lost his home, his living, his livestock, his children, his servants, and his health. All he really had left was his wife, and she wanted him to curse God and die. Does your day seem so bad now?

    During those bad times, if you are like most people, we tend to ask why God is doing this to me. What did I do to deserve this? So did Job, kind of. He asked why he was ever born in the first place. Why could he not have died at birth? Yup, now that is a bad day. However, in our verses today in Job 19:25, 26 Job says something interesting. He never gave up on God, and he knew God had not given up on him. Why, because he saw how God had been real to him in the good times. He had a real relationship with a real God and no number of bad days or terrible circumstances could make that go away.

    Bad days come and go. You will probably have another one someday. (You probably did not want to hear that right now, right?) Nevertheless, one thing that will never change in your life is God.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    The Bible says that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. A preacher once said to me, “if you will get a grip on God’s hand in the daylight, you will not have to go searching for it in the dark.” That sounded good to me then and still seems like great advice today. Grab God’s hand, never let go, and let Him lead. Your bad day will not be as bad with God by your side.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  OCTOBER 30, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 18-22     /     Psalm 104     /     Proverbs 30     /     2 Corinthians 10-13

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jer. 10-12           /       1 Tim. 4

 

WHAT TO DO ON SUNDAY:

There will not be a Daily Devotion sent out on Sundays. Instead, we encourage you to attend your church and listen intently to what God has prepared in the heart of your Pastor. Write down all the scriptures he uses in that message, then when you get home re-read those passages for today’s reading. God has given to your Pastor exactly what He desires for you on that day.  

GOD TALKING TO ME:  OCTOBER 31, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
NO READINGS ON SUNDAY

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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

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Founder and Executive Director
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OCTOBER 29, 2021 – God’s Take On The Economy

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God’s Take On The Economy

OCTOBER 29, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

2 Corinthians 9:6-8 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    In today’s economy it is hard to understand the idea of, “If I give away some of my money, I will be better off.” This idea just seems to go against the grain of everything we have learned about economics. Like “saving for a rainy day” or “a penny saved is a penny earned.” However, let’s just look at it for a second shall we.

    This Corinthian church was giving to another group of people who they did not even know. Setting aside money for others, they had never met. Some might call this tossing money into the wind. However, God has said he would supply for our needs through men. We read in Luke 6:38 where God says, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” Therefore, for God to keep His Word, people must also give. However, where do people get the money to give in the first place? It comes through other people in gifts, or a job given to you! So, who encourages these people to give or not to give to you? The answer is God does through the Holy Spirit. If you are a giver, then God has no problem wanting people to bless your life. If you are a scrooge, you only get the little bits you can scrape together. Isn’t it funny how some people seem to get more and more blessing from God, while others just get by? OK, so it is not funny. Truly, it is somewhat sad. It is sad many people have not learned the joy of giving to God and watching Him bless them in so many different ways. It is still Economics 101. In order to gain you must invest. So where are you investing?

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    “And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:”  Your God is truly able to supply all your needs, if you will gladly give your all to Him.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  OCTOBER 29, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 15-17     /     Psalm 103     /     Proverbs 29     /     2 Corinthians 8, 9 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jer. 7-9           /      1 Tim. 2-3

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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

OCTOBER 28, 2021 – What A Friend We Have In Jesus

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What A Friend We Have In Jesus 

OCTOBER 28, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    It is great to have a friend. Someone you know you can trust and rely on.

    Everyone wants to be liked. Everyone wants to be admired for who he or she is. Today you see people everywhere doing whatever it takes to be liked. It happens in the schools. Teens will compromise their principles simply to fit in with the groups. It happens in the work force. Employers are asking more of employees and giving back less. However, people do what is necessary because they want to be liked, accepted, and want to succeed. It may even seem if you do not do as others ask, then the supposed friendship is over. Why might it appear to be over? Well, because if we do not do what is expected someone else will, and he or she then appears to be his or her best friend.

    The Bible warns us about this attitude. “For a piece of bread,” a friend will leave you. If so, that friendship was not based on love or respect, but on selfishness. The world we live in today does not think of what they can do for you, but rather, what will you do for them. A mindset of, if what is happening around me today does not benefit me, I am out of here.

    God’s Word tells us as Christians are to do just the opposite. It is not about what can I get, but what can I give. The Bible does not say go find people to love you, but rather, go love your neighbor. Jesus said that He did not come to earth to be ministered to, but instead to minister to others. We need not spend so much time trying to please man, better still, just be a good friend. Please God with all you do, and you will have a real friend for all eternity.

   

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

  If we are going to be more Christ like, we are going to have to get our eyes off self and back on the Saviour. In Luke 9:48 Jesus held a child and said, “he that is least among you all, the same shall be great.” This world needs a friend. A real friend. Be the best of friends and introduce them to an eternal friend, one who will never forsake them. Jesus.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  OCTOBER 28, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 12-14     /     Psalm 102:18-28     /     Proverbs 28     /     2 Corinthians 6, 7

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jer. 4-6           /     1 Tim. 1

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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

OCTOBER 27, 2021 – Like The Sands Of Time…

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Like The Sands Of Time…  

OCTOBER 27, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Psalm 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Everything on earth seems to be decaying in some way or another. No matter what we look at around us, it has an end. Scientists will tell us that even solid rock is decaying. Small particles of it are blown around every day. Even if we cannot see it happening as it happens so slowly, it still happens

    Our life appears to slip away in the same fashion. It appears we have so much time left to do what we want to do. Then suddenly we find ourselves older. We did not see ourselves getting older we just got older. Day-by-day, seconds of our life are blown out into eternity never to be recaptured again. Once you stop to look back at what you have accomplished, it seems as though there is so much more to do. However, you must wonder as did the psalmist, is my time almost up? Have I used all my days and now am about to be finished?

    The answer to every age group is this. NO! Are you still drawing breath from the air God created? Then you are responsible to use that air for Him. You can still do the work of the Lord. I know it is an old cliché, but it is a good one. This really is the first day of the rest of your life. Do not let Satan discourage you about the past. Slap him in the face with your goals for the future. Kick him in the knee with your work for the Lord. God will tell you when your time is up and will do so in person when you get there. Do not give up, gear up, and live for the Lord. Do all you can from Him today so that when you look back on it tomorrow, you can do so with a smile on your face.
 

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

   We are temporal. We will not last on earth in this body forever. We are like the grass and a shadow in today’s verse. However, God is like the sun that never quits shinning. He always is, always was, and always will be. If you know the Lord as Saviour, He has promised that you will ever be with Him. YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! Do not live just to die. We must enjoy every moment as if we are dying to LIVE!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  OCTOBER 27, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 9-11     /     Psalm 102:11-17     /     Proverbs 27     /     2 Corinthians 3-5

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jer. 1-3           /      2 Thess.3

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                               … and the Word of God into people.”

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

OCTOBER 26, 2021 – Tick Tock, Time Is Moving On

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Tick Tock, Time Is Moving On

OCTOBER 26, 2021

KEY FROM GOD’S WORD:

Job 7:1-2 Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling? As a servant earnestly desireth the shadow, and as an hireling looketh for the reward of his work:

THOUGHT ON GOD’S WORD:

    Tick – Tock, Tick – Tock. Time just keeps moving along. As it does, it takes us with it. There is no stopping time. No reversing time. No alterations in time. It just keeps moving moment by moment. God gives every person just so many hours on this earth and then… time is up.

    As we get older, we are sort of like the servant, watching as the sun begins to fade as it is going down. As it goes down, we can see our shadow fall longer and longer covering more and more ground and we know our work is almost done, and soon it will be dark.

    However, we also live as the hireling mentioned in our verse today. There is payment for our labor. Payment for our life lived out here on earth. A payment that is in direct proportion to how we lived our life while here. The question is, for what will you be rewarded? If you know Christ, your reward is waiting for you in heaven.

    Then, when work is done and we meet our Saviour, it will be a day when you will see the REAL SON shine in all His glory. Jesus will shine all around you and there will be no more shadows, as you are standing there in the presence of the Lord.

CARRYING THAT THOUGHT THROUGH THE DAY:

    The Bible also tells us in Romans 6:23 the wages or the reward for sin is death. On the day you pass from this earth, if you do not know Jesus as your personal Saviour, your just reward is eternal separation from the SON. This was your choice by not accepting Him as Saviour while on earth. However, Romans 6:23 also says the gift of God is eternal life. How you will face eternity is your choice. How will you see Jesus? Will Jesus be your Reward Bearer or your Eternal Judge? Just remember, Tick – tock, time is moving on.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  OCTOBER 26, 2021

THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING  (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 6-8     /     Psalm 102:1-10     /     Proverbs 26     /     2 Corinthians 1, 2

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 63-66           /    2 Thess. 1-2

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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

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