May 21, 2020 – Whom Would You Believe?

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Whom Would You Believe?

May 21, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 13:4-6 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     During an election year campaign, a local public official made a comment referring to the candidates who were running for that public office. It went something like this; “If six people were campaigning, and two of the candidates were Christians, I would come closer to believing the Christians.” That’s not word for word, but close.

     The head of Jewish organization took offense, saying the politician should not be in office if that is their bias. How silly is that statement? Using that reasoning, this Jewish leader should not be the head of his Jewish organization because, his bias toward Jewish people would not allow him to treat the rest of us with an equal respect.

     Bias toward one thing or another is possible everywhere. The fact is, people do trust religious people more than non-religious people. For me, as a born again Christian, I would trust a Christian over those of other faiths. Why, because I’m a Christian, and I know what the Bible teaches.

     Do you want to be trusted? Well sure you do. Do you want to be respected? Everyone does. How can you do that? First, trust in the Lord and quit trying to do things your own way. Believe God has a better design for your life. In everything you do, acknowledge God. You may wonder, “How that happen in real life?” One way might be when you eat a meal, stop for a second to pray. No matter where you are, most often people will be silent for a moment while you pray. It gives others a moment to pause, and reflect on where they are with God.

     Acknowledging God is more than a mealtime prayer. It’s including God in every single moment of every single day. Remember, people are watching you. So is God!


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     People are looking for someone to trust. They will not believe it simply by the words you say, until they see a life that matches what is said. Live for Christ daily, and really LIVE!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  May 21, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  2 Chronicles 19 – 23     /     Proverbs 13:4-6

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Kings 15-17     /    John 7:37-53 

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

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

May 20, 2020 – It Is Written… Isn’t It?

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It Is Written… Isn’t It?

May 20, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 13:1-3 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     Once, while traveling through Arkansas, I came upon a dilemma. From where I was, to where I was going, there were two roads on the map. From where I was, on the map there was a road which went almost straight north to where I wanted to be. It was a country road, and went through a couple of small towns. The speed limit on this road would likely be fifty, or less at times. The other road was an Interstate. This road was about forty-five miles longer. It went east past the city I wanted to go to, and then cut back north-west. However, it was interstate, and the speed limit would probably be sixty-five or better all the way. The country road seemed so much shorter, and went almost straight there.

     I asked a nearby trucker which to take and he said, “Son take the highway, you don’t want to travel that old crooked country road.” I thought, to whom does he think he is talking? I’ve traveled country roads before, and I’m in a car not a truck. Therefore, I took the country road.

     It started out great for about the first thirty miles. Then it began to wind back and forth, back and forth. All the way up this mountain, you could only go about ten, to fifteen miles per hour. I figured I had traveled too far into it to turn back, so I kept going. It didn’t take long to realize, I should have listened to the wisdom of someone who traveled these roads for a living.

     God has placed people in our lives that have traveled life’s roads before us, and from whom we can gain valuable wisdom. There are parents, pastors, and friends to help in life’s journey. We would do well to listen to all they have to say. It makes life’s journey more enjoyable.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     The best instruction comes from someone who not only knows the road already traveled, but also the road ahead. God is the only one who knows the beginning and the end. His Word will guide us through life’s winding trails. Let God be your guide.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  May 20, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  2 Chronicles 13 – 18     /     Proverbs 13:1-3

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Kings 13-14     /    John 7:1-36

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

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

May 19, 2020 – Waste Not, Want Not

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Waste Not, Want Not

May 19, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 12:25-28 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious. In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     For people who grew up in what has been called, “The Great Depression,” the idea of wasting things was out of the question. If that terrible time of financial despair had taught them anything, it was you use everything to its fullest. They also learned to take care of whatever they did have so it would last as long as possible.

     Today however we live in a disposable generation. Things are made to be tossed out. We’ve become so use to disposing of things, that some people toss out non-disposable items just because they don’t like them anymore. Most often, these things could have been donated to a charity, or given to a friend. However, to this disposable item generation, it’s just easier to toss them out, than to bother with all that.

     The idea in our verse of, “the slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting:” addresses just such a problem. The lazy, or careless man seems not to care about life itself, and wastes it. Not only do they waste belongings, but also their time, and talents as well. Then when life comes to an end, they often wonder why they have nothing to show for it. Many times, it’s because they had not treasured what they have had. Time was something they thought would never run out. Material things would come and go, and it always seemed as if you could get more. Their talents were often used on self, and selfish motives. In the end; the talents too began to flee.

     Remember, life itself is a gift from God. Which means, all the things and talents we have in this life are also gifts from Him. Knowing that God gives us these gifts is why our passage says; “the substance of a diligent man is precious.”


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     “Waste not, Want Not” was another saying of old. If we realize who the giver is, then everything He gives becomes very precious, and we will not desire to waste His gifts. If we don’t waste what He gives, He might be inclined then to trust us with even more. Hmmmm!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  May 19, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  2 Chronicles 7 – 12     /     Proverbs 12:25-28

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Kings 11-12     /    John 6:34-71

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

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

May 18, 2020 – Hand Up, Or Hand Out?

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Hand Up, Or Hand Out?

May 18, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

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 hear people say things like, “If you want to, you can grow up to be the President of the United States.” Others said, “If you work hard, and keep your nose clean, you can do, or be anything you want.” At the time, I really did not understand what my nose had to do with it, but I had seen some powerful people wipe their nose on TV, so I guessed it was true.

     After I grew up a bit, I came to understand what they were saying was the same thing God’s Word has said all along. If you‘re diligent, and work hard, you can succeed in life. If you are lazy, always looking for a handout, and you think the world owes you something; you will always be under tribute, or be owing to someone.

     Often I find that those who live by the rule or idea of always looking for someone else to take care of them, will also eventually lose everything they thought they owned. The truth of the matter is, we all must understand, God owns everything. We are simply stewards of His good will toward us.

     Everything we do, the Bible says, we should do as unto the Lord. Therefore, if we work hard for the Lord, it’s the Lord who supplies our every need.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     God never asks us to do more than we can do. However, He always expects us to do ALL that we can do. What can you do for the Lord today? Thank Him for this opportunity to be something for Him.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  May 18, 2020

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

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
 1 Kings 9-101    /    John 6:1-33

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

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

May 16 & 17, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

May 16 & 17, 2020


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

      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 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 WITH DAILY PROVERBS

May 18, 2020   2 Chronicles 1  – 2 Chronicles 6       Proverbs 12:21 – 24
May 19, 2020   2 Chronicles 7  – 2 Chronicles 12     Proverbs 12:25 – 28
May 20, 2020   2 Chronicles 13 – 2 Chronicles 18     Proverbs 13:1 – 3
May 21, 2020   2 Chronicles 19 – 2 Chronicles 23     Proverbs 13:4 – 6
May 22, 2020   2 Chronicles 24 – 2 Chronicles 28     Proverbs 13:7 – 9
May 23, 2020   Proverbs 12 – 13                     
May 24, 2020   No Passages Assigned  
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

May 18, 2020   1 Kings 9-10     John 6:1-33
May 19, 2020   1 Kings 11-12   John 6:34-71
May 20, 2020   1 Kings 13-14   John 7:1-36
May 21, 2020   1 Kings 15-17   John 7:37-53
May 22, 2020   1 Kings 18-19   John 8:1-30
May 23, 2020   1 Kings 20-21   John 8:31-59
May 24, 2020   No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

    MAY 16, 2020     1 Kings 8  /     John 5:28-47
    MAY 17, 2020     No Passages Assigned

Scofield III Black Indexed

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

May 15, 2020 – The Truth Will Stand Forever

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The Truth Will Stand Forever

May 15, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

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.” A children’s rhyme of which no one knows its exact origin, and is often changed a bit from place to place.

     One version of its origin was that a man was caught smoking when he should not have been. He thought he had put the cigarette out, and stuck it away in his pocket. When asked if he had been smoking, he emphatically said, “no,” but then was told, “liar, liar, your pants are on fire, hang them on a telephone wire.” The line of putting them on the phone wire was a way of saying, and everyone knows your lying.

    No one likes to be lied to, and most often people can’t stand a liar. There was another old saying that went, “Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.” In other words, you might trick me once with your lies, and deceit. If you do, you should be ashamed of yourself. However, the second time you trick me with the same lies; it’s my fault, because I knew you could not be trusted.

     The truth will always stand forever. Why? Because it is the truth. However, lies have a way of being found out. The only reason people believe a lie to begin with is because they believe it is the truth. Once the tale is exposed as being a lie, the liar is exposed as one with a deceitful heart. Trust is easy to lose, and so very hard to gain back.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     What makes us so sure what Jesus did on the cross of Calvary, paid the price for our sins? It’s the fact that God says so that makes us sure. Why, because never once has God ever told a lie. Not ever. Everything He has said in the past would come true, has come true exactly like he said it would. We can hang our eternal security on His Eternal Truth.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  May 15, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH 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

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

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

May 14, 2020 – To Share, Or Silence

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To Share, Or Silence

May 14, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

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

     Here we’re told that the words of the wicked will display his heart. He is right in his own eyes, and harsh toward those around. He lashes out and belittles others, hoping that in doing so he might look wise, or mightier. Rather than being a help to an injured soul, he makes things worse with unwise counsel.

     Solomon also says, the wise and prudent man is exactly the opposite of all this. Often being hard on himself, he seeks, and accepts the counsel from those around, knowing there are others wiser than himself. Rather than expose someone, and their faults or sin, he will often accept the ridicule of others, while all the while concealing the hurt for another.

     You remember in Genesis chapter 9 the story of Noah and his sons? Ham went in, and saw his father’s shame. Rather than covering his father, he went to tell it abroad. Behaving as though he thought he was now somehow superior in character to his own father. Shem and Japheth on the other hand, would not look upon their father, but walked in backwards 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 on someone that makes for a great story? Ask yourself, if this was told on you, how would you feel? God wants us to help, not hurt one another. Gossip not only destroys others, it destroys others respect for the gossiper as well. Think for a moment, what will say more about you and your Christian character, your sharing, or your silence?

GOD TALKING TO ME:  May 14, 2020

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

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  1 Kings 3-5      /      John 4:40-54

The Scofield Study Bible  - Gen. Lea. Black

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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