February 12, 2020 – Understanding Wisdom

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Understanding Wisdom

February 12, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 4:5-8 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     Some of the wise comments my dad shared with me as I was growing up were; “nothing in this world is free,” “if you want something, you have to work for it,” and, “anything worth having is worth working for.” Buried deep within my father’s logic is what Solomon was saying in today’s Proverbs. Wisdom is the most important thing you can obtain. So get wisdom.

     How do you get wisdom? Well, first we must see that it doesn’t say find wisdom, it says get wisdom. There is an action involved on our part. Reading the book of Proverbs, will not give you wisdom. It gives you words of wisdom to live by; however, you still must put action to the words as you live.

    If you carry a Bible everywhere you go, but never apply the principles in it to your life, it can’t help you. When you learn a principle, it becomes knowledge. It’s what people often refer to as book smarts. You have it in your head, but you never used it.

    Wisdom is then taking that knowledge, and applying it to your everyday life. As you do so, you’ll begin to understand how it all works together. However, first you must purpose in your heart that you are going to apply knowledge received from God. Once you see God’s ways are the best ways, you will never want to let them go. You’ll embrace them for eternity.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     You might start by asking God for the same thing David did in Psalms 119:18 when He prayed; “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” God is the teacher of all wisdom through the power, and presence of the Holy Spirit. Ask for wisdom. The Bible says that we have not, because we ask not. Let’s ask for it, and apply it today.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  February 12, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Leviticus 15-18      /      Proverbs 4:5-8

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Leviticus 4-6      /      Matthew 26:57-75 

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

February 11, 2020 – Disciplines

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Disciplines

February 11, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 4:1-4 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     “Someday son, you’ll see I’m right,” or “when will you learn child, when I tell you something, I know what I’m talking about.” These words have rung in my ears for years. My dad would tell me something, and I would for some silly reason, believe my way was better. Guess what, it wasn’t!

     Proverbs 4:1 says “Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father.” The word instruction here, in Hebrew, carried the meaning of discipline. It could say the discipline of your father.

     What did you just think of when you read the word discipline? I know I think of getting a spanking. That’s one form of discipline used when I would not obey. However, that‘s a discipline I received for a discipline I would not obey. You see the word “discipline,” also includes the meaning of controlled behavior. The father in todays passage is telling his son, using one word; you choose which it will be? If you will hear of the disciplines, which I, your father have learned by years of practice, and then apply them as directed, you can avoid the disciplines that come from of disobedience.

     This is exactly what all of life is about. It’s about learning to live with disciplines. In fact, that’s what Jesus was doing while here on earth. He was teaching the disciplines of life to His disciples. If they would learn, and then adhere to them, the blessing from God would follow. If they went about their own way, they would to suffer the consequence of disobedience. When God, in Genesis 1, created this earth and everything on it, it was all set in order, disciplined. And He said, “it is good.”


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     How many times do you need to bump your head on something, before you learn to duck? How many times must we see, God’s ways are always the best, before we will obey? When we do His will, follow His disciplines for life, “It is Good.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  February 11, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Leviticus 13 – 14      /      Proverbs 4:1-4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Leviticus 1 – 3      /      Matthew 26:26-56 

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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

February 10, 2020 – Guilty, or Not Guilty!

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Guilty, or Not Guilty!

February 10, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 3:33-35 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     Whenever I go into jails to minister, it simply amazes me how many innocent people are there. When talking with them about what happened, it’s usually someone else’s fault. They were framed, tricked, not even there at all, or someone is lying about the whole thing. Rarely do you run up on someone who simply says, “I did it.” No excuses, no alibis, I’m just guilty.

     The truth is, almost every single one of them are there because they deserve to be there. Even though some might be innocent of the crimes they are being charged with, they are there because of the company they have kept, the places they went, the things they did, and the lifestyle they led. They have been promoted to shame. This is not always true. There are some who are completely innocent. However, in comparison to the majority who are there, that number is few.

     Why does this happen? Why is it that they end up in trouble with the law, or in most cases, in trouble with life itself? Many times, it’s because they’ve turned their backs on the wisdom of God’s Word. They’ve rejected the knowledge written in its pages, or worse, never read the advice contained in it at all.

     People want to be independent, and make it on their own, but they can’t. God created us to be dependent. First of all, we are to be dependent on Him. For its God who provides us with all things. We are also created to be dependent on one another. He created the church for this purpose. The church was formed so that we might exhort, and encourage one another. Still, “The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.” WOW, what a promotion.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     God has so much more for you. His desire is to supply all your needs, if you’ll turn to Him and His Word. Let Him come in and bless you above all you could ever imagine. You really don’t want the promotion of fools in life, do you?

GOD TALKING TO ME:  February 10, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Leviticus 9 – 12      /      Proverbs 3:33-35

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
   Exodus 39-40      /      Matthew 26:1-25 

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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

February 8 & 9, 2020 – WEEKEND REVIEW

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Weekend Review

February 8 & 9, 2020


Proverbs 3:31-32

Envy thou not the oppressor,
and choose
none of his ways.
For the froward
is abomination
to the LORD:
but his secret
is with the righteous.

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      As previously mentioned, with WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, we will only be publishing a Devotional Thoughts Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying through, 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 5 – Day 6

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

Proverbs 3-4

WEEK 5 – 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

February 10, 2020   Leviticus 9  – 12       Proverbs 3:33-35
February 11, 2020   Leviticus 13 – 14      Proverbs 4:1-4
February 12, 2020   Leviticus 15 – 18      Proverbs 4:5-8
February 13, 2020   Leviticus 19 – 22      Proverbs 4:9-11
February 14, 2020   Leviticus 23 – 25      Proverbs 4:12-15
February 15, 2020   Proverbs 3-4                   
February 16, 2020   No Passages Assigned  
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

February 10, 2020   Exodus 39-40       Matthew 26:1 – 25
February 11, 2020   Leviticus 1-3        Matthew 26:26 – 56
February 12, 2020   Leviticus 4-6        Matthew 26:57 – 75
February 13, 2020   Leviticus 7-8        Matthew 27:1 – 32
February 14, 2020   Leviticus 9-11      Matthew 27:33 – 66
February 15, 2020   Leviticus 12-13    Matthew 28
February 16, 2020   No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

    FEBRUARY 8, 2020     Exodus 36-38         Matthew 25:31-46
    FEBRUARY 9, 2020     No Passages Assigned

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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

February 7, 2020 – They Want To Be Like You

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They Want To Be Like You

February , 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 3:30-32 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    Guess what Christian? People want to be like you! For some of you that’s hard to understand. Why would someone want to be like me? I’m not rich, famous, or powerful. Why in the world would people want to be like me? The reason is that the ultimate goal of people is not money, fame, or power. What they want out of life is happiness, and security.

      Some think money will bring happiness and security for them, but it never does. It may buy the pleasures of the world, but those things will always leave you empty in the end. A friend gained by money is not really a friend, they’re a mooch. 

     Some think if they were famous, everyone would love them. Again, not true. The price of fame is often being cold hearted enough to step on lots of people on the way up. Only those who don’t know you well, seem to adore you. Who wants friends you never get really close to. Are they really friends?

     Some believe if they had power they could almost command their way to happiness. The reality is, with power comes overwhelming responsibilities. You’re never your own boss; others will always demand your time for something.

     So why do people want to be like you Christian? Because, the secret of God is with you. You are the ones made righteous in His Son, Jesus Christ. You have true peace in life. You’re truly content with who you are in Christ, and are willing to share your joy with anyone. A crooked, or froward person, is an abomination to God. In other words, their way of life makes Him sick. However, in you Christian, is the secret of righteousness, Jesus Christ.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

    As you go through your day, remember people are watching you. They want to see who Christ really is in your life. They want a real friend, real happiness, and joy. If they see it in you, they might want to come to know your Saviour. BE HAPPY!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  February 7, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Leviticus 6-8      /      Proverbs 3:30-32

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
   Exodus 36-38      /      Matthew 25:31-46

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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

February 6, 2020 – It Is Written… Isn’t It?

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It Is Written… Isn’t It?

February 6, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 3:27-29 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” “God works in mysterious ways.” “God helps those who help themselves.” These three phrases can be found in Hezekiah 1:12. Now before you look them up, it’s a joke. There’s no Hezekiah 1:12. It sounded like there could have been, right? So what do these phrases have in common with Hezekiah 1:12? Like the reference, they’re not in the Bible. We use these phrases all the time, and want to believe they’re in the scripture, when actually they are not. In fact, they all three in some way contradict scripture.

  • Nothing in the Bible says God holds hygiene in any priority over anything else. A clean heart is what interests God. The Bible says the outside is only what man sees. (However, please take a bath. If not for God, at least for your neighbors. It’s hard for you to be a witness when people will not come near you.)

  • God does not always work in mysterious ways. It’s true, the ways of God are above men, and so sometimes hard to understand. Nevertheless, God has made His plans for this earth, and your eternal life very clear in His Word.

  • Finally, God does not always help those who help themselves. It’s in contradiction to what God has said about trusting in God. Our verses today show God also helps those who help others. God takes care of all our needs. If you are trusting in you, you’re faith is in the wrong place.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

  “..If any would not work, neither should he eat.” That is in the Bible, (2 Thess. 3:10.) The phrase God helps those who help themselves isn’t. Actually, it should say, God helps those who help others and trust in Him. Let’s live out the word today.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  February 6, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Leviticus 1 – 5      /      Proverbs 3:27-29

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
   Exodus 31 – 33      /      Matthew 24:27-51 

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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

February 5, 2020 – Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep…

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep…

February 5, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 3:24-26 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      Do you remember the little prayer you heard when you were a child? “Now I lay me down to sleep, Pray the Lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take, Amen.” What a comforting prayer for a child.

      However, have you ever thought of using this prayer for an adult? When an unsaved person is alone, when there are no friends hooting and screaming, and all the activities have died down, what goes through their mind? I remember when I lived that way. Often I would wonder, “what if I would die tonight in my sleep?” What if the house caught on fire, and I didn’t make it out? What if someone broke in, and killed me? The people I hung out with were not always the nicest people. As far as that goes, neither was I. What if one of them got drunk, or high, and came to get even for something I said, or did? Where was I going after death? This simple little prayer can haunt an unsaved person.

      This prayer, in all its sweetness, is not a salvation prayer. It never asks for forgiveness of sin. It never shows repentance for sin. It’s a fine children’s prayer before the age of accountability. As for an adult, we first must ask God to save us. Acknowledge that we are sinners, and ask God to forgive us. Invite Him to come into our heart, and dwell in us. Then when we lie down, we can sleep in sweet restful confidence that God is watching over us. Then, no matter what happens in the night, when we die we will be with Him.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

  Saved adults might need to change the prayer a little to say, “Now I lay me down to sleep, I know the Lord my soul doth keep. If I should die before I wake, I know the Lord my soul will take. AMEN!”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  February 5, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
   Exodus 37 – 40      /      Proverbs 3:24-26

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
   Exodus 29-30      /      Matthew 24:1-26 

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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

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