March 21 & 22, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

March 21 & 22, 2020


Proverbs 7:4

Say unto wisdom,
Thou art my sister;
and call
understanding
thy kinswoman:

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 11 – Day 6

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

Proverbs 7-8

WEEK 11 – 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

March 23, 2020        Judges 1  – 4       Proverbs 7:18 – 20
March 24, 2020        Judges 5  – 8       Proverbs 7:21 – 23
March 25, 2020        Judges 9  – 12     Proverbs 7:24 – 27
March 26, 2020        Judges 13 – 17    Proverbs 8:1 – 4
March 27, 2020        Judges 18 – 21    Proverbs 8:5 – 7
March 28, 2020        Proverbs 7 – 8                 
March 29, 2020        No Passages Assigned  
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

March 23, 2020        Deuteronomy 18-21      Luke 2:25-52
March 24, 2020        Deuteronomy 22-24      Luke 3:1-22
March 25, 2020        Deuteronomy 25-27      Luke 3:23-4:13
March 26, 2020        Deuteronomy 28           Luke 4:14-44
March 27, 2020        Deuteronomy 29-31      Luke 5:1-26
March 28, 2020        Deuteronomy 32–34     Luke 5:27-39
March 29, 2020        No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

  March 21, 2020     Deuteronomy 15 – 17     Luke 2:1-24
  March 22, 2020     No Passages Assigned


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Founder and Executive Director
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MARCH 20, 2020 – A Tempting Scent

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A Tempting Scent

March 20, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 7:15-17 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee. I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt. I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. 


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     “Can you smell it?” The smell of a hot apple pie fresh from the oven. The smell of a spring day just after a rain. Clothes that have just come in off the line with that crisp scent of a gentle breeze in them. So many things bring about the wonderful sense of joy by a simple aroma.

     We are often driven by simply the sense of smell. Perfume manufacturers know this, and spend thousands of dollars testing and mixing different oils and spices to come up with one fragrance that will sell to the masses. Not only does scent entice us, but it can also warn us of danger in the area. Natural Gas Companies put a horrible odor in the natural gas they pump into homes to warn people if there is a leak in the line. Skunks let off a terrible smell when they feel they’re threatened, and in danger. The smell of a skunk is often so bad it will make you sick when you come upon it.

     Smells, even bad smells, will sometimes tempt us. I use to be a three pack a day cigarette smoker. At this writing, I’ve not smoked for well over 30 years. Most often, the smell of tobacco on someone’s clothes smells bad to me. Nevertheless, on occasion, the smell from the smoke of a cigarette will trigger something in my memories. Why, because it brings back the thought of something I enjoyed for many years. I thank God I’ve never given into the temptation. The freedom from that addiction that I enjoy today, far outweighs anything the momentary pleasure a cigarette could ever bring me. Yet, the temptations are there nonetheless.

     So just how does Satan tempt us? The answer is simple. He will tempt us any way he can!


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

1 Peter 5:8 says: Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” I have found one of the best ways to guard against temptation, is to keep my focus on Jesus. What will you focus on today?

GOD TALKING TO ME:  March 20, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Joshua 21 – 24      /     Proverbs 7:15-17

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Deuteronomy 12 – 14     /   Luke 1:57-80

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       “Getting people into the Word of God…

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

MARCH 19, 2020 – Misguided Shopping Trip

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Misguided Shopping Trip

March 19, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 7:11-14 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto him, I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

Yak, yak, yak, when will they ever shut up? I’m sure there are some people who feel that way during the sermons on Sunday. Some people just love to hear their own voice.

In our verses today, Solomon tells of the temperament, and character of the woman who is tempting this young man. She’s called loud, and stubborn. The difference between liking to talk (and maybe being good at it,) is her apparent stubbornness. I’m sure you’ve met these people. Women and men alike, who won’t listen to reason no matter what advice they’re given. They’re going to do whatever it is they’ve set their mind to do.

One of the problems in society today, are people attempting to be something other than what God intended them to be. This women was not satisfied with being a wife. Solomon’s goes on to says in verse 11 “…her feet abide not in her house:”

Not only do we see this woman is stubborn, but she is also deceitful. Solomon says she’s without; her husband is gone and she is out parading around as if single again. Next, we find her “in the streets.” Today you’d say she’s out shopping. She seems to be everywhere except where God desired her to be.

I know, some are saying, “Wait a minute, are you saying there’s something wrong with shopping?” NO! That is, unless you’re shopping for something God says you’re not to have. This woman wouldn’t listen to reason. She was shopping for sin. Furthermore, she kept shopping until she caught someone, and lured him into her sinful trap. This would have never happened if she’d been satisfied with what God had given her.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

God has created for us a meaningful life, and desires to fulfill it in us. Philippians 2:13 “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Who are we to mess up God’s plans? Live for Jesus as He lives in you.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  March 19, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Joshua 16 – 20      /     Proverbs 7:11-14

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Deuteronomy 9 – 11     /   Luke 1:39-56

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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

MARCH 18, 2020 – What Do Your Clothes Say About You?

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What Do Your Clothes Say About You?

March 18, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 7:8-10 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her house, In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     “Clothes don’t make a man, a man makes the clothes.” Most everyone has heard this comment, or a statement similar to it. However, is it really true? Not always.

      If I describe a man, dressed in black leather pants, t-shirt, with a black leather jacket, black thick-soled boots, and a helmet, what comes to your mind? Be quick now, no fair thinking about it. Most of you probably said biker. How about this? A man or woman, in a fine pressed uniform with a badge above their heart. They have with them a flat saucer hat with a small badge above the bill of it. Around their waist is a holster with a pistol snapped shut on one side, and handcuffs on the other. Whom do you picture now? Most of us would say a law enforcement officer.

     What you wear does matter, whether you want to believe it or not. People get a mental picture of the type of person you are just by your appearance. You might say, “That’s not fair,” and maybe it’s not. Nevertheless, you have just proved to yourself, fair or not, it’s true.

      In today’s verses, Solomon tells his son of a certain type of woman. The first description of her is the way she is dressed. The attire of a harlot is how he describes her. He never tells us what this might be, and yet, each of us pictured in our mind what we think this attire might be. Fair or not, we did.

     How people perceive us on first impression is important, and it’s our choice. We can be comfortable in today’s fashion, and yet modest in our apparel and appearance.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     Some of you might be saying, what people think doesn’t matter. Yet, God’s word tells us we are to be a witness for Him in everything we do. This would also include our testimony by appearance. Before going out today, stop in front of your mirror. What are people looking at? My prayer is that they see all of you, as an example for Christ.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  March 18, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Joshua 12 – 15      /     Proverbs 7:8-10

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Deuteronomy 6 – 8     /   Luke 1:1-38

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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

MARCH 17, 2020 – Void Of Understanding

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Void Of Understanding

March 17, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 7:4-7 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman: That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words. For at the window of my house I looked through my casement, And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     Talking about some subjects in life presents itself as a bit difficult. It’s often hard to face discussions about sickness, and disease. It’s not always easy to talk about world tragedies, such as deaths from volcanic eruptions, or earthquakes, which take hundreds of lives. It’s uncomfortable for parents to talk about drugs with their children, because they sometimes come off sounding out of the loop. While a parent may be thinking of marijuana, and LSD, the youth are faced with crack, methamphetamines, or whatever the latest designer drug is.

     Therefore, instead of facing difficult issues, we often do the wrong thing, and we avoid them. Rather than putting ourselves in the uncomfortable position of not knowing about a subject, we just say nothing. The problem is someone is teaching the teens, and youth of today. If we don’t, the world will.

     Solomon talks to his son of a simple one, who is void of understanding. They are not the mentally disabled, who at times can’t decide for themselves. Nor a child raised away from society, sheltered from the real world. This person just didn’t have any warning of the dangers of the world. Naive to the sin around them, and the price paid because of sin. They are void of understanding, because they have no knowledge of the truth.

     As hard as it is for us to talk with our children, and friends about the price of sexual, and social sins, we need to reconsider the consequences. If we don’t tell them the truth, you can be sure that Satan will tempt them with a lie.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     As you go through your day today, take a look around you. Observe all the people who are walking by. Those in your class, in your lunchroom, at the restaurant you dine in, and neighbors on the streets where you live. See all your friends, and your neighbors in the community. Has anyone warned them of the price of sin? Have you? If not, ask yourself this. Who will?

GOD TALKING TO ME:  March 17, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Joshua 8 – 11     /     Proverbs 7:4-7

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Deuteronomy 4 – 5     /     Mark 16

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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

MARCH 16, 2020 – Did I Say That?

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Did I Say That?

March 16, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 7:1-3 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     As pastor of a local church, I am responsible to feed the flock with the Word of God every week. This means in a years’ time I will pray over, ponder on, and prepare, with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, approximately 52 Sunday morning messages, 52 Sunday evening messages, 52 Wednesday night messages, 52 Sunday School lessons, an occasional Men’s Bible Study, Retreats, Revivals I may preach, and outside ministry lessons, and messages. With a few weeks off for vacations, and others filling the pulpit during Revivals, and Missions Conferences, that works out to well over 200 speaking opportunities per year. So when someone comes up and says, “Three years ago you were preaching on… (whatever topic)… and you said such and such which really spoke to me, and I have never forgotten it.” Sometimes I should confess, “Well friend that makes one of us.” Truth be known, I do not remember every word I say.

     Here is a major concern. Even though I may not remember the exact words I have used, it’s evident that someone else may remember them well. This makes it so important that what I say is right, to the best of my knowledge. Keep in mind, the 200 plus speaking engagements per year, are only the preaching, and teaching opportunities that I had time to sit down, and prepare what words I would say. However, I talk to people every single day. So now let’s multiply that by 24 hours in a day, and 365 days a year, and you come up with a lot of time, and a lot of talking for which I am accountable.

     We all are responsible for all the words we say. When we tell our children to listen to us, we must be careful what we say, and be sure that they hear us correctly. Because, they will listen to everything we say. It may seem as if they remember most of what we hoped they’d forget, and forget all of what we wanted them to remember, but the truth is, they hear it all.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     In Psalm 141:3, there is a great prayer for parents, and for preachers. “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”

GOD TALKING TO ME:  March 16, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Joshua 4-7      /     Proverbs 7:1-3

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Deuteronomy 2 – 3     /     Mark 15:24-47

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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

March 14 & 15, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

March 14 & 15, 2020


Proverbs 6:23

For the commandment is a lamp;
and the law is light;
and reproofs of instruction
are the way of life: 

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 10 – Day 6

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

Proverbs 6-7

WEEK 10 – 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

March 16, 2020        Joshua 4      –    Joshua 7          Proverbs 7:1 -:3
March 17, 2020        Joshua 8      –    Joshua 11        Proverbs 7:4 – 7
March 18, 2020        Joshua 12    –    Joshua 15        Proverbs 7:8 – 10
March 19, 2020        Joshua 16    –    Joshua 20        Proverbs 7:11 – 14
March 20, 2020        Joshua 21    –    Joshua 24        Proverbs 7:15 – 17
March 21, 2020        Proverbs 7 – 8
March 22, 2020        No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

March 16, 2020        Deuteronomy 2 – 3          Mark 15:24-47
March 17, 2020        Deuteronomy 4 – 5          Mark 16
March 18, 2020        Deuteronomy 6 – 8          Luke 1:1-38
March 19, 2020        Deuteronomy 9 – 11        Luke 1:39-56
March 20, 2020        Deuteronomy 12 – 14      Luke 1:57-80
March 21, 2020        Deuteronomy 15 – 17      Luke 2:1-24
March 22, 2020        No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

    MARCH 14, 2020     Numbers 36-Deuteronomy 1       Mark 15:1-23
    MARCH 15, 2020     No Passages Assigned

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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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