August 10 & 11, 2019 – Glowing Review

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Glowing Review

August 10 & 11
August 10 – Daily Reading – Psa. 42-47 / Rom. 5
August 11 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Psalm 45:17 I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

Who doesn’t like to hear good things said about them? Actors and actresses delight when a good review is given about the work they have done on stage or film. Restaurants have been made popular by a good review, or sometimes put out of business by a not so good report. Many work places review their leadership staff annually to see how things are progressing in their companies. Children from pre-school through college are given reviews or report cards stating their achievements in the classrooms. Face it, we are a people groomed from youth to look for and long for good reports. Glowing reviews.

Psalm 45 is a Psalm that paints a glowing review of the Christ to come. It’s entitled “Shoshannim” which means a “Song of Lilies,” also known as “A Song of Love.” It’s a marriage song for the Lily of the Valley, Jesus, the bridegroom, coming to claim His bride the church. In the very first verse it says; “My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king:” meaning his heart is overflowing with good things to say about the King. He follows that with a glowing review of how God has chosen Him for who He is. About His glory and might, His graciousness and majesty, and His honesty and righteousness. He shares of his eternal rule and authority, His love for what is right and hatred of sin, and how desirable he is. The conclusion says, everyone need to know this, so I’ll tell them.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

      Folk’s, everyone does need to know just how awesome your Saviour, Jesus Christ our Lord, really is. How He came to earth, lived, loved, died, rose again, ascended to heaven to prepare a place for us, and promised to come again for us. Everyone needs to know.


Will you tell them?

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

      When looking back over the past weeks devotionals, what joy we have in our hearts seeing God’s Riches poured out on His own. We see it in:

● Great Reward
● Gospel Is Revealed
● Guidance Received
● Grace Redistributed
● Guaranteed Results
● Glowing Review

      Compared to all the temporal things man has here on earth, I think you would agree, God’s Riches far outshines it all.


SUNDAY:

        Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs

August 12, 2019 Psa. 48-51 Rom. 6
August 13, 2019 Psa. 52-57 Rom. 7
August 14, 2019 Psa. 58-64 Rom. 8
August 15, 2019 Psa. 65-68 Rom. 9
August 16, 2019 Psa. 69-72 Rom. 10
August 17, 2019 Psa. 73-77 Rom. 11
August 18, 2019 No Passages Assigned  

What peace we have knowing,
Philippians 4:19
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”

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

August 9, 2019 – Guaranteed Results

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Guaranteed Results

 August 9
 Daily Reading – Psa. 37-41 / Rom. 4

GOD SAID:

Psalm 37:1-2 Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       How do deal with worries and troubles in life? Many people have their own solutions to try to cope with these annoying situations. David gives us some advice in Psalm 37 that if followed, there are guaranteed results.

      Beginning in Psalm 37:3 it says; “Trust in the LORD, and do good.” In vs 4 he tells us to;“Delight thyself also in the LORD.” In vs 5 we’re instructed to; “Commit thy way unto the LORD.” When we get to vs 7 David adds; “Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him.” Then finally in vs 8 we read; “Cease from anger, and forsake wrath:” To summarize it says we should trust God and do good, delight, or find our greatest joy in the Lord, commit to follow His leading, rest, which is another way of saying submit patiently to God’s ways and His timing, and don’t get angry and try to get even. What are the guaranteed results? You’ll find the answer a few verses later in Psalm 37:23-25 where it says; “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.” Basically, if we love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, He does all the rest. Hey, didn’t I read that somewhere before?


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

   This reoccurs often in the Bible. Prov. 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”


If God repeats Himself often, do you think it’s important?

     
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

August 8, 2019 – Grace Redistributed

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Grace Redistributed

 August 8
 Daily Reading – Psa. 33-36 / Rom. 3

GOD SAID:

Psalm 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       Today’s verse is really a clear picture of the two types of life. One is the never satisfied life of the unbeliever, the other is the satisfied life of the child of God. You can’t measure a man’s contentment by the items they have collected. Things never have provided true satisfaction.

      The young lion crying for hunger is a very clear depiction of the lost soul in this world always wanting more from the world. As a young lion may hunger while the older lions feast, both are never satisfied with what they have that day. Their attention is always on the next meal. There is no refrigerator, restaurant, or marketplace to gain their next meal from. They are always on the hunt, searching, and never able to be satisfied. It has been studied and said that over 50% of the wildlife does not die of natural causes. Even the aged lion becomes too old and weak to hunt, and will often go off and die of starvation. Yet our verse today goes on to say; “…but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” Follow the Lord’s leading, and He will supply for you. The difference is where the attention is focused. The young lion is seeking what the world might provide. The believer is seeking the Lord. Jer. 29:13 says; “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Once you set your attention on Him, well, He knows where everything is on earth and in heaven. He will lead you to what you need


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God’s grace is redistributed to those that seek Him. When talking about earthly things, Matt. 6:33 says;But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Makes sense.


Who will you rely on, Man or God?

     
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

August 7, 2019 – Guidance Received

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Guidance Received

 August 7
 Daily Reading – Psa. 27-32 / Rom. 2

GOD SAID:

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       Growing up in the 1960’s and 70’s, we had an Evangelistic duo come to our Baptist Church by the name of Paul Levin & Bob Findley. They sang together and then Brother Paul would preach. My parents had them over to our home often when they were in town. Over the years we became well acquainted. I remember Paul playing tricks on Bob, like one time at dinner, Paul took the skin off his chicken and placed it on Bob’s plate, then giggled as he watched as Bob ate it. Oh, did I forget to mention, Bob was blind? One year I was asked to lead Bob to the sanctuary after a meal in the basement of our church. Being a teen, I’d never led a blind person before, but it looked easy. Hold out your right elbow, let him take it, and walk. Except, when I went to the left of a support pole I suddenly heard, THUD “OH.” I turned to see, I had walked Mr. Bob straight into that pole. He was very gracious and kind about it, but he seemed to walk a bit slower with his other hand out in front of him as we went on.

      Too often people try to find help in navigating life from the world. Yet sin has blinded the world. It’s like the blind leading the blind. In Luke 6:39 it says; “…Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?” God can see far beyond what any of us can. If we will receive His offer and trust His guidance, He said He will guide us with his eyes. He’ll do much better than I did, I promise.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God said, He will instruct and teach us in the way we need to go. However, we must give over the guidance to Him. We must keep our eyes on Him, and let Him keep His eye’s on our tomorrow. Like the chorus says, “Trust and Obey, for there’s no other way.”


Will you trust God’s eyesight?

     
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

August 6, 2019 – Gospel Is Revealed

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Gospel Is Revealed

 August 6
 Daily Reading – Psa. 22-26 / Rom. 1

GOD SAID:

Psalm 22:22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

      Soon after I was saved, my pastor began a discipleship class. Myself and three other men met with him for about twenty weeks. During that time he encouraged us to pray about finding, what he referred to as “a life verse.” A verse that stood out as describing our new life in Christ. I felt God calling me to use the gifts He had given me to sing and speak, and when I came to Heb. 2:12, I knew this was my life’s verse. “Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee.” It wasn’t until some time later, I found the same verse in Psalm 22:22 and realized how special this verse really was.

      Psalm 22 is very special prophetic writing. From verse one through verse twenty-one we read a description of Christ being crucified on Calvary. It opens with the words Jesus uttered on the cross found in Matthew 27:46 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” It speaks of His accusers mocking Him, His bones being out of joint, and the parting of His garments. From verse twenty three on it speaks of His resurrection and His living forever. I see verse twenty-two as the hinge verse. This is good news, the Gospel, the revelation that Jesus has risen. Oh how we should forever declare that name, and sing His praises.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    How gruesome the truth is of the death of our Saviour. The details of what He endured for us on that cross should cause us to cringe. However, this makes His resurrection just that much more glorious. It’s great news. It’s the Gospel.


Are you sharing this great news?

     
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

August 5, 2019 – Great Reward

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Great Reward

 August 5
 Daily Reading – Psa. 18-21 / Acts 28:17-31

GOD SAID:

Psalm 19:11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       What does every State Lottery prove? What does the Publishers Clearing House, with their promise of wonderful jackpots verify? What is the one thing that all the Casino’s popping up all over the world attests to? It’s that people want a GREAT REWARD. It also proves sadly, that people do not want to work for, or earn such a reward. The Bible tells us exactly where we can find the really GREAT REWARD. It’s by reading, believing, and following the words of God.

      In Psalm 19 David lays out in great detail the benefits a person receives by trusting God’s word. He refers to it with many accurate terms. He calls it the law, the testimony, the statutes, the commandment, the fear, and the judgments of the LORD. Each term holding a special meaning. There are many laws of the Lord. The laws handed down to Moses are the most thought of. However, there is also the laws of nature given by God, and the law of Grace extended through His Son Jesus. Testimonies tell of a truth. Statues are often seen as appointments given to man by God. Commandments are orders given by a trusted leader. Fear speaks of respect or worship, and judgments are pronouncements of justice. David says these things are perfect, sure, right, pure, clean, true, and righteous altogether. What will these words do? They convert the soul, make us wise, bring joy to our heart, give us guidance in life and last forever. Sounds like a really Great Reward to me.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    Instead of looking for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, why not get real treasure from the pages of your Bible. David said in Psa. 19:10 it is; “More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold:…”


Why gamble when you have a sure thing?

     
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

August 3 & 4, 2019 – Following What’s Wrong

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Following What’s Wrong

August 3 & 4
August 3 – Daily Reading – Psa. 11-17 / Acts 28:1-16
August 4 – NO Daily Reading

GOD SAID:

Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

    Is Football wrong? Is NASCAR sinful? Is owning a boat a sign of someone who is morally bankrupt? The answer is NO! (WOW, I imagine right now some of you are glad to hear that.) However, when they become what we worship over the one true God, then yes. You see, items, material goods, hobbies, sports, etc. are not in themselves sinful. None of these things can make us sin. Yet, any of these things, or anything, can be used by the Satan to distract our attention away from God. David in today’s Psalm said; “Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god:” Oh how often I have witnessed this to be true. What started out as a simple pass time or hobby, became an obsession, and it has taken people away from church, family, and even God.

Several years ago a young youth pastor at the church I attended shared a message entitled “The God Shelf.” The main concept was that everyone has a shelf in their life on which they keep what they worship most. The rule was, there could only be one thing on that shelf at a time. Whatever held that prominent position was then your god. If your car became your obsession, then you had to remove God from His place on that shelf and put your car there. It could be a job, hobbies, sport, or anything at all. However you were only allowed one thing on that God shelf. All too often we end up following after what’s wrong.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

      In Col. 1:18 Paul wrote of God; “…that in all things he might have the preeminence.” Is God preeminent, first place in your life? Does the worship of God, or the worship of something else have your attention, and consume your thoughts and time?


What’s On Your God Shelf?

 

THE WEEK IN REVIEW:

      Everything in the Christian life revolves around one word, one inner peace and security, and that is FAITH. It is that faith in God that sees us through situations like we saw this week in:

● Future Of All Man
● Final Exam
● Forgetting Nothing
● Fearful, Or Foolish
● Falling In Your Own Trap
● Following What’s Wrong

      That’s why Gal 3:11 is so true when it says, “the just shall live by FAITH.


SUNDAY:

        Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs

August 5, 2019 Psa. 18-21 Acts 28:17-31
August 6, 2019 Psa. 22-26 Rom. 1
August 7, 2019 Psa. 27-32 Rom. 2
August 8, 2019 Psa. 33-36 Rom. 3
August 9, 2019 Psa. 37-41 Rom. 4
August 10, 2019 Psa. 42-47 Rom. 5
August 11, 2019 No Passages Assigned  

Hebrews 11:6
But without FAITH it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

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

August 2, 2019 – Falling In Your Own Trap

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Falling In Your Own Trap

 August 2
 Daily Reading – Psa. 6-10 / Acts 27:21-44

GOD SAID:

Psalm 9:15-16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       The saying goes, “If you give a man enough rope, he’ll hang himself.” It has proven time and again to be true. Law Enforcement knows this to be true and proves it with lengthy interrogations. I know that some have told lies to get people to confess. However, if you just let someone talk long enough, they most often will get around to incriminating themselves. Lawyers practice this principle when they have a witness on the stand. They keep asking questions until someone slips up and tells them what they need to know. Politicians often are their own worst enemy. They look good getting ready for the debates, that is until they open their mouth and say something really dumb. What they had sat out to do to the others, someone turned it around and has done it to them. People often fall into their own traps.

      David exclaims in this Psalm that the Lord is known by His judgments. That often, while allowing sinful man enough time to repent, they don’t, and they continue until they actually hurt themselves. Adam and Eve wanted more out of life and bit of the forbidden fruit and lost their life. Judas was all about the money, until he sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. Then conviction overtook him and he took his own life. I guess one of the best biblical examples would be Haman who built a gallows to hang Mordecai and ended up being hanged there himself. Sin is a trap. Play in it long enough, and it will get you.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God does not set traps for people. He does not dig pits for us to fall into. In fact, He’s constantly warning us of these snares in life. Yet, man himself sets so many sinful traps in life that he forgets where they are, and falls headlong into his own trap.


Are you aware of Sins snares?

     
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

August 1, 2019 – Fearful, Or Foolish

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Fearful, Or Foolish

 August 1
 Daily Reading – Psa. 1-5 / Acts 27:1-20

GOD SAID:

Psalm 5:4-5 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       Looking around the world today, in fact, in any day and age, we see sinfulness all around. David saw it, and was grieved by it way back in his era. Your grandma and grandpa complained of the sinfulness during their time on earth. It may appear that sin is more rampant today than ever before, but any sin and all sin is an affront to God. Imagine if you will that I were to set a delicious plate of food before you that looked and smelled delicious. Then I said, “Eat up and enjoy. Oh, and just so you know, there is only one small dot of poison in there somewhere, but don’t worry about it, it’s just one drop.” Would you eat that plate of food? Most reasonable people would be fearful of that one drop of poison and refuse it. Only a foolish person would just dive in, imagining that somehow it would not hurt them.

      David, in Psalm 5 speaks of two groups of people. Those who fear God and reverence Him, and those who foolishly ignore Him. In verses 4 and 5 of this Psalm he says that God takes no pleasure in wickedness. That means even a dot of wickedness. Also, evil does not dwell near God. So then, how is a Christain allowed entrance into heaven? We all know that even Christians sin sometimes. It’s the difference of being fearful, or foolish. The foolish just don’t care. The fearful accept that God sent His Son to die for our sin and fall daily at the mercy of God. The foolish will play in their sin. The fearful try to run from it.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    God does not hate people. God hates sin. It’s when a person will not admit their sinfulness and willfully refuse God’s mercy and grace that they are considered foolish. The fearful, are simply sinners, who have been saved by God’s grace through His Son Jesus.


Which are you?

     
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

July 31, 2019 – Forgetting Nothing

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Forgetting Nothing

 July 31
 Daily Reading – Job 39-42 / Acts 26

GOD SAID:

Job 42:10 And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.


GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:

       Did God forget something? Our verse today, Job 42:10 says; “And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.” When Job prayed for the forgiveness of his friends, (who had been somewhat miserable friends,) God released him from the oppression he was under. This does teach us about the need and the power of forgiving. However, it also says that God gave Job twice as much as he originally lost. Twice as many sheep, camels, oxen, and donkey’s. Yet Job was only blessed with seven sons and three daughters. Granted that is a large family, but it is the same number of children he had to begin with. Job 1:2 says; “And there were born unto him seven sons and three daughters.” That is not double, it’s the same. Did God forget something?

      Oh no my friend, God didn’t mess up here. You see God blessed Job with another ten children. However, in Job 19:25 Job said; “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:” Job knew that in the resurrection which he spoke of he would see those first ten children again. Even Job’s life was twice as long as Psalm 90:10 says a natural man’s days should be when it said. “The days of our years are threescore years and ten;…” Oh no dear friend, God is forgetting nothing.


GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:

    You can trust in God’s word when He says something. The blessings and promises in His word all happen just as God says they will. That also means that when God speaks of judgement for the lost, well, that will happen like He said as well.


What promises are you anticipating?

     
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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