May 20, 2024 – Hand Up, Or Hand Out?

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Hand Up, Or Hand Out?
May 20, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 12:21-24
There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      When I was a young boy, I would often hear statements like, “If you put your mind to it, you can even become the President of the United States.” Others would advise, “If you work hard and keep your nose clean, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.” Back then, I did not quite grasp the correlation between “keeping one’s nose clean” and achieving success, even though I had noticed influential people frequently wiping their noses on television.

    I’ve often observed that those who constantly rely on others, expecting handouts, eventually lose whatever they believed they possessed. The reality is that everything belongs to God; we are merely caretakers of His blessings.

    The Bible instructs us to approach every task as if we’re doing it for the Lord. Hence, when we work diligently for Him, He ensures our needs are met.

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    God never asks us to do more than we are capable of doing. However, He always expects us to do everything within our capacity. What can you do for the Lord today? Take a moment to express gratitude to Him for the opportunity to contribute to His purpose.

So, are you looking for a HAND UP or HAND OUT?

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: May 20, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
    2 Chronicles 1-6
    Proverbs 12:21-24

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
   1 Kings 9-10
   John 6:1-33

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  “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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May 18 & 19, 2024 – WEEKEND REVIEW

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WEEKEND REVIEW
May 18 & 19, 2024

Proverbs 12:15

The way of a fool is right
in his own eyes:
but he that hearkeneth unto counsel
is wise.

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 19 – Day 6:

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

Proverbs 12-13

WEEK 19 – 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
:

May 18, 2024
1 Kings 8
John 5:28-47

May 19, 2024
No Passages Assigned

NEXT WEEKS UPCOMING SCHEUDLES:

SCHEDULE 1 – Bible In a Year – with Proverbs Study 

May 20, 2024
2 Chronicles 1-6
Proverbs 12:21-24

May 21, 2024
2 Chronicles 7-12
Proverbs 12:25 28

May 22, 2024
2 Chronicles 13-18
Proverbs 13:1-3

May 23, 2024
2 Chronicles 19-23
Proverbs 13:4-6

May 24, 2024
2 Chronicles 24-28
Proverbs 13:7-9

May 25, 2024
Proverbs 12-13

May 26, 2024
No Passages Assigned


 

SCHEDULE 2 – Old & New Testament

May 20, 2024
1 Kings 9-10
John 6:1-33

May 21, 2024
1 Kings 11-12
John 6:34-71

May 22, 2024
1 Kings 13-14
John 7:1-36

May 23, 2024
1 Kings 15-17
John 7:37-53

May 24, 2024
1 Kings 18-19
John 8:1-30

May 25, 2024
1 Kings 20-21
John 8:31-59

May 26, 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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May 17, 2024 – The Truth Will Stand Forever

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The Truth Will Stand Forever
May 17, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 12:17-20
He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    “Liar, liar, pants on fire, hang them on a telephone wire.” This children’s rhyme has uncertain origins and tends to vary slightly depending on where you hear it.

    One theory about its origin suggests that a man was caught smoking when he shouldn’t have been. Thinking he had extinguished his cigarette, he tucked it into his pocket. When questioned if he had been smoking, he vehemently denied it. However, his pants betrayed him, leading to the retort, “liar, liar, your pants are on fire, hang them on a telephone wire.” The phrase about the telephone wire implied that everyone could see his dishonesty.

    No one appreciates being deceived, and liars are generally not well-received. There’s another adage that says, “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.” The idea is that while one might be deceived by lies once, allowing oneself to be deceived by the same lie again is one’s own fault.

    Truth has a lasting quality because it remains unchanging. Lies, on the other hand, tend to unravel. People initially believe lies because they assume them to be truth. When lies are exposed, so too are the deceitful intentions of the liar. Trust is fragile; easy to break and challenging to rebuild.
    

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Our assurance that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross of Calvary paid the price for our sins is grounded in the trustworthiness of God’s Word. The certainty arises from the fact that God never utters falsehood. Throughout history, every prophecy and promise He made has come to fruition exactly as He declared. We can securely anchor our eternal salvation in His unfaltering and eternal Truth.

 

When making life decisions, do we consult the trustworthy
Word of God, or the questionable theroy of man?

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: May 17, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
    1 Chronicles 27-29
   Proverbs 12:17-20

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 
  1 Kings 6-7
   John 5:1-27

 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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May 16, 2024 – To Share, Or Silence

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To Share, Or Silencee
May 16, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 12:13-16
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble. A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man’s hands shall be rendered unto him. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

 

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      Over and over, Solomon has attempted to show his son the difference between the wise and the unwise. The contrasts clearly seen in these verses are set between those whom he calls fools or wicked, and those recorded as the wise.

 

 

    Solomon also says that the wise and prudent person is exactly the opposite of all this. Often being hard on themselves, they seek and accept counsel from those around them, knowing there are others wiser than themselves. Rather than exposing someone and their faults or sins, they will often accept the ridicule of others while concealing the hurt for another.

 

    Do you remember in Genesis chapter 9, the story of Noah and his sons? Ham went in and saw his father’s shame. Instead of covering his father, he went to tell it to others, behaving as though he thought he was somehow superior in character to his own father. Shem and Japheth, on the other hand, would not look upon their father but walked in backward to cover Noah’s dishonor.

    The heart of a person can often be seen by what they will or will not share with others.

 

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    Do you have information about someone that could make for an interesting story? Ask yourself, if this were shared about you, how would you feel? God encourages us to help, not harm one another. Gossip not only damages the reputation of others but also diminishes the respect others have for the person spreading gossip.

 

Take a moment to consider
what speaks more about your Christian character:
your willingness to share
or your decision to remain silent?

 

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: May 16, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
   1 Chronicles 23-26
   Proverbs 12:13-16

 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
   1 Kings 3-5
   John 4:39-54

 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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May 15, 2024 – Dig For Joy

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Dig For Joy
May 15, 2024

DAILY PROVERB:

Proverbs 12:9-12
He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Before I was saved, I used to hang around a crowd that lacked real understanding of life. Our lives were devoted to the pursuit of what we thought was fun. We wanted nothing more than to always have fun and party. It never seemed to matter if we were evicted from our homes, lost our cars, were reported to the credit bureau for unpaid bills, or owed lots of people money. No matter who was hurt in the process, as long as we were having what we thought was fun, we believed we were happy.

    However, when I received Christ as my Savior, things changed. Now, I was not only concerned about others but also about my testimony and who Christ was in me. I desired to be a good example to those around me. I realized that I was not really having fun before; instead, my lack of self-control was masking my frustrations with life with the sins of the world.

    Satan had been giving me a false sense of joy. Alcohol and drugs had numbed me to reality. When the party was over, and everyone was gone, I always felt so alone and empty.

    Our text today said; “He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.” Now as I live to be a good testimony of Christ in me, God also has brought so much joy and satisfaction to life. Real Joy, Real Life.

 

THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     Some will treat Bible Study the same way. Not willing to dig into the Word, they can’t understand why they get little joy from its pages, while others around them find such happiness in the study of the Word. Do you remember your childhood and the sandbox? Digging was half the fun of being in the sandbox. Get into God’s Word, begin to dig, and you will find the treasures buried there. It’s a little work for a lifetime of joy. LET’S DIG!

What treasures have you found lately in the Word of 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: May 15, 2024

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH A DAILY PROVERBS
    1 Chronicles 18-22
   Proverbs 12:9-12

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 
  1 Kings 1-2
   John 4:1-38

 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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