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June 15 & 16, 2024 – WEEKEND REVIEW

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WEEKEND REVIEW
June 15 & 16, 2024

Proverbs 14:26

In the fear of the
LORD
is strong confidence:
and his children shall have
a place
of refuge.

Work Week Devotions
Through The Book Of Proverbs

     What a joy it has been to be with you this past week. I pray these WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS have been a blessing to you as well. To receive them daily in your e-mail box go to LIHWMinistries Sign-Up Page – Living In His Word Ministries and sign up. Each day these devotions will be delivered directly in your e-mail box.

      As previously mentioned, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we will only be publishing Devotional Thoughts Monday – Friday.

     On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying this 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.

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WEEK 23 – Day 6:

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

Proverbs 14-15

WEEK 23 – 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
OLD & NEW TESTAMENT TODAY AND TOMORROW
:

June 15, 2024
1 Chron. 12-14
John 19:1-30


June 16, 2024
No Passages Assigned

NEXT WEEKS UPCOMING SCHEUDLES:

SCHEDULE 1 – Bible In a Year – with Proverbs Study 

June 17, 2024
Job 31 – Job 36
Proverbs 15:1 – 4

June 18, 2024
Job 37 – Job 42
Proverbs 15:5 – 8

June 19, 2024
Psalms 1 – Psalms 14
Proverbs 15:9 – 12

June 20, 2024
Psalms 15 – Psalms 21
Proverbs 15:13 – 16

June 21, 2024
Psalms 22 – Psalms 30
Proverbs 15:17 – 19

June 22, 2024
Proverbs 14 – 15

June 23, 2024 No
Passages Assigned


 

SCHEDULE 2 – Old & New Testament

June 17, 2024
1 Chron. 15-16
John 19:31-42

June 18, 2024
1 Chron. 17-19
John 20

June 19, 2024
1 Chron. 20-22
John 21

June 20, 2024
1 Chron. 23-25
Acts 1

June 21, 2024
1 Chron. 26-27
Acts 2:1-36

June 22, 2024
1 Chron. 28-29
Acts 2:37-47

June 23, 2024
No Passages Assigned

 
 
Living In His Word Ministries
  “Getting people into the Word of God…
     …and the Word of God into people.”
                               Romans 10:17

 Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
 Founder and Executive Director
 Hebrews 2:12
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June 14, 2024 – Publicity Stunts

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Publicity Stunts
June 14, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 14:33-35
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    All too often today, we witness glamour queens and so-called movie stars engaging in shocking behavior that makes it into the news. In fact, the more shocking their antics, the more publicity they receive. In the past, these actions were correctly labeled as publicity stunts, done solely for the purpose of garnering public attention. Nowadays, these very same actions are often referred to as “news.” Some even argue that “even bad news is good publicity.”

    Well, that might work in the world’s eyes, but not in the eyes of our Lord. Our verses today say, “Righteousness exalts a nation.” Simply put, this means that if a group of people consistently does the right things, it will create a favorable image for them. Does it make for sensational news? Well, no, but then again, does it need to?

    Our lives here on earth are not meant for the purpose of making headlines or drawing the attention of the world. The purpose of a believer’s life is to glorify God. I guess the saying “No news is good news” fits very well here.

    Eventually, sin will always come around to cause problems in people’s lives. People ask, “Is drinking a sin?” Well, just look at all the commercials promising to help people deal with alcoholism. Is gambling a sin? Again, look at the advertising you’ve seen to help people deal with gambling addictions. As our verses today say, “Sin is a reproach to any people.”

    You never see a commercial to help people quit living for the Lord or giving their time and talents to help others. Living for Jesus brings true joy and satisfaction in life.     

 

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     Living for Jesus is not hard if we are living in Jesus. It’s when we try to live for ourselves that we have problems. Let’s live for Him, and in Him today, shall we?

How might you be more authentic today for Jesus?

IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:

Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?

Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?

What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?

  

GOD TALKING TO ME: June 14, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
  Job 26-30
  Proverbs 14:33-35

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Chron. 10-11
  John 18:19-40

 Living In His Word Ministries
   “Getting people into the Word of God…
     …and the Word of God into people.”
                    Romans 10:17

 Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
 Founder and Executive Director
 Hebrews 2:12
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June 13, 2024 – One Of God’s Greatest Works

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One Of God’s Greatest Works
June 13, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 14:30-32
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Acting out a part in a play or being an actor or actress in a movie sounds like such fun. You get to pretend as if you’re someone else for a while, not the person you really are.

    Back in high school, I had the opportunity to take part in several plays the school put on. I played the part of Lancelot in the play “Camelot,” and I also played the part of the Gentleman Caller in the play “The Glass Menagerie.” These were two distinctly different roles in two different times. It was great fun being those characters for a while. However, when the curtain was drawn closed, so was the acting of those characters’ lives.

    Some people go through their entire lives pretending to be someone or something they are not. They live day-to-day trying to emulate someone else they admire, dressing like them, walking like them, talking like them, and just trying to be them. Sadly, sometimes these individuals become so lost in this fantasy life that they forget who they really are and end up not knowing themselves anymore.

    Envy can cause a person to be and do many things they never thought possible in their life. Some people become ruthless and cruel to others, thinking somehow this will help them get ahead, while others become doormats for people to stomp on, believing that’s what’s desired by others to be liked.

    While it’s true that God has placed people in your life who will often help shape your beliefs and character, He never intended for you to become those people. Be yourself. You, dear friend, are one of God’s greatest creations, made to do wonderful things for Him just as you are. You need to be YOU!

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Look around you and ask yourself, “Who am I? Who is it that God intended me to be?” God created you as a special and unique individual. Don’t let the envy of others rob this world of the special creation you are in Christ. Be yourself and be His!

What is it that God inteneded you to be?

IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:

Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?

Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?

What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?

  

GOD TALKING TO ME: June 13, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
  Job 22-25
  Proverbs 14:30-32

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Chron. 8-9
  John 18:1-18

 Living In His Word Ministries
  “Getting people into the Word of God…
     …and the Word of God into people.”
                           Romans 10:17

 Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
 Founder and Executive Director
 Hebrews 2:12
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June 11, 2024 – It’s All Just Stuff

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It’s All Just Stuff
June 11, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 14:24-26
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Imagine for a moment you’re coming home, and as you turn the corner where you live, you see fire trucks and a crowd gathered around what was once your home. Friends, I don’t have to imagine very hard, as I lived through this very scenario.

    Everything I thought I loved so much was in that house. My records (for those of you who are teens or younger, they were like a CD, only bigger. Ask someone who lived in the 60s to explain it), our pictures, my guitar, our clothes, and everything. However, when I turned the corner, got out of my car, and ran toward the house, I was not worried one bit about those things. I was wondering where my wife and my four children were. Once I found them safe at a neighbor’s home, I really didn’t care too much about that old house anymore.

    Were we saddened over the fact that we lost many of those things inside? Sure, we were. Pictures that can never be replaced were in there. A wedding gown my wife had hoped to pass down someday was ruined. We lost some precious items.

    We often rely on things such as our house to keep us warm, dry, and safe. However, a house and all our belongings in it, when it really comes down to it, are just things. The only constant we will ever have that can never be removed is God.

    Over the years, we’ve learned not to trust in things. Instead, we have put our complete faith in God. In Him, I have confidence and an assurance that my family and I are safe for all eternity.

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Look around you for just a moment and ask yourself: What would happen if all of this vanished today, with no chance to save any of it? Guess what, it could, and it’s not that important. The house and all those earthly things are just stuff. However, God will provide a way for those who rely on Him. Put your faith in God, not in things. He will see you through. Remember, He gave you all that stuff to begin with. It really all belongs to Him.

Could things become an idol that seperate us from God?

IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:

Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?

Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?

What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?

  

GOD TALKING TO ME: June 11, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
  Job 11-17
  Proverbs 14:24-26

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Chron. 3-5
  John 16:16-33

 Living In His Word Ministries
  “Getting people into the Word of God…
     …and the Word of God into people.”
                           Romans 10:17

 Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
 Founder and Executive Director
 Hebrews 2:12
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June 12, 2024 – Led To Lead

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Led To Lead
June 12, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 14:27-29
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Leadership can be lonely. People assume that because leaders have a number of followers and always seem to have someone around them, there is no possible way for them to ever feel lonely.

    However, the truth of the matter is that if a leader is a true leader, they will always be out in front of the people, carving a path for them to follow. Leaders often walk on dangerous ground while others wait to see if it’s safe. They are regularly criticized by those who follow and also by those who refuse to follow for the moves and decisions they make. Leading is a lonely endeavor. Nevertheless, it’s the only path a true leader can take because they can see no other way in life.

    In the multitude of people who are led correctly, there is honor. Without people, leaders are no longer leaders; they are just another person on a hike. However, leaders who lead incorrectly often leave behind few or angry followers for any leaders who may come after them, thereby making leadership difficult.

    So, how can you lead and know you are leading correctly? What gives a leader the confidence to take a group of people into uncharted areas of their lives? Verse 27 answers this question: Respect and reverence for God and our Lord Jesus Christ is, “a fountain of life.” Leading people to Christ and guiding them into a greater walk with Him is always safe. As the verse says it will help them, “to depart from the snares of death.” Everything else is simply a gamble.    

 

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     Everyone is a leader, whether they like it or not. Someone is following you along the path you are walking. The question then becomes, where are you leading them? It’s also true that you are leading them either closer to God or farther away from Him. We should all pray: “Oh God, be my guide. Holy Spirit, guard my path. Jesus, be my life. Amen.”

Where will you lead people today?

IF YOU ARE JOURNALING:

Ask yourself, what are MY THOUGHTS concerning this Passage, and todays Devotion?

Do I find within this reading a CHALLENGE for my life?

What are one or two things I WILL DO today or this week to accept that CHALLENGE?

  

GOD TALKING TO ME: June 12, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
  Job 18-21
  Proverbs 14:27-29

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Chron. 6-7
  John 17

 Living In His Word Ministries
   “Getting people into the Word of God…
     …and the Word of God into people.”
                    Romans 10:17

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