January 30, 2020 – The Fruit Of Love

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The Fruit Of Love

January 30, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 3:9-11 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      People today want to tell you how much they love Jesus, that is until you start talking about the money that God graciously allowed them to obtain. However, in the Old Testament, the children of Israel who wanted to honor God above all, showed their faith and trust in Him by giving Him their firstfruits. What did that mean? It did not mean they went into the field, gathered ten baskets of fruit, and gave God one basket, or a tithe of the field. They had more faith in God than that. What it meant was they went out, and from the first picking of fruit gave all, or the majority of the harvest to God. Trusting God would replenish their crops for the remainder of the year. They gave God the best. Could a famine have come in their land? Sure. Nevertheless, they trusted God with their firstfruits.

      I know, I know, some of you are saying; preacher we live in the day of grace, we’re not under the law. You’re right. So if people, who had not seen the Messiah, nor the salvation he delivered on Calvary’s Hill, trusted that He was coming, and gave Him their best, how is it that we who have experienced the life changing blood of Jesus from the cross would want to give Him less? What did God say He would do in return for their faith in Him? He will provide for all their needs. Make sure they have enough. Some people want to read this as a get rich quick verse. God never said he would make you rich. He did say; “So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.” In other words, if you trust God first, He’ll take care of your needs. If not, you may get only what you sew, or less.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

      You’ll never out give God. If you don’t believe me, try it. If you give with a heart of love to God, you will never be bankrupt for the love God bestows in return. It’s the Fruit of Love.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JANUARY 30, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Exodus 23-26    /     Proverbs 3:9-11

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Exodus 17-19    /     Matthew 21:1-22

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Founder and Executive Director
Hebrews 2:12

January 29, 2020 – God Put That There

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God Put That There

January 29, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 3:5-8 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. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     I once heard another preacher say, “To have an original thought is simply to forget where you first heard it.” He was talking about ideas used in the preaching of a sermon no doubt. However, the same seems to apply to everyone. Somehow, we forget where, and how we learned some things. Most of us don’t remember learning to drink from a glass. We do it every single day, but don’t remember learning this lesson in life. That’s partially because of our age at the time of learning it.

     Still, it seems that over time, there are many things we forget, which we should have learned.

  • We too soon forget Salvation’s price paid for us.
  • We all too quickly forget people who gathered, and prayed for us to be saved.

  • We forget to continue to pray for others, after they receive Christ.

  • We forget that the wisdom to do daily things, did not just manifest itself in our brains. God planted it all there.

     Animals have what we call instincts. They are natural tendencies to do certain things. Those instincts did not just happen, God placed them there. Humans also have natural instincts. It’s human instinct to want to be loved. God placed that there, so you would want Him to love you. When we do receive real unquestioned love, it’s our nature to love back. God also placed that there, so when he loved you, you would love Him in return. Not everything we know in this life did we learn from mankind. “Be not wise in thine own eyes.” Its God’s gentle way of reminding us, “Don’t think you’re so smart.” Our faith in God, and trust in Him, will add days and years to our life. In fact, it adds Eternity.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     Some people do not know God because they feel they have never experienced the true love of God. Let’s show the love of God to everyone we meet. Once God loves them through us, they can love Him too.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JANUARY 29, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Exodus 19-22          Proverbs 3:5-8

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Exodus 15-16              Matthew 20 

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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

January 28, 2020 – Enjoying Every Moment

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Enjoying Every Moment

January 28, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 3:1-4 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      There are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day; days make months, months make years, and years placed together make a lifetime. For a lifetime to occur you must live each and every second of that life. You may not skip a few seconds here and there at will; you must live them all. You might ask, “what if I’m in a coma, I’d miss lots of time.” Not true. You might not remember the time, but you lived it, and you were affecting the lives of many around you. This chapter in Proverbs begins by reminding us to live each moment of life. 

      “Forget not my law;” life’s guidelines, in God’s word. Why, because living according to God’s design will give you “length of days.” Not just time spent, but really living each moment of every days. The blessing of an obedient life is better days.

      Another benefit is “long life.” Not just good days strung together, but also, a reason to live those days. Today many people say, “I have no reason to live.” Even young people are committing suicide at alarming rates. However, if you live God’s way, He will guide you into a purpose for life.

      In addition, you can have “peace.” The world can be at war daily, and you can still enjoy peace. Peace in your heart for each day you live with God’s guidance, and peace in your soul of your eternal dwelling with Him. A peace the world can’t give.

      How can this life be ours? By keeping “mercy and truth,” two characteristics of morality, close to our hearts. Mercy omits selfishness and hate toward others, while truth will keep us from being liars and hypocritical. A Moral life does matter. 


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

      Everyone wants people to be real with them. We all hate phonies and liars. People also want to “find favor,” or be loved by others. If “mercy and truth” would guide all our lives, what a better place this world would be. It never starts with others first. It begins with you and I. Let’s enjoy every moment of life.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JANUARY 28, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Exodus 14-18          Proverbs 3:1-4

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Exodus 13-14             Matthew 19:16-30

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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

January 27, 2020 – Investing Wisely

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Investing Wisely

January 27, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 2:20-22 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

      Wisdom and knowledge will not only give you a great life now, (and they will,) as they will help you to steer clear of evil men, and a sinful life in the present, but also, they will last with you through all eternity.

      WOW! God’s Word. What an investment. You can invest in any market you want to today, and with 100% assurance I can tell you this, there is no eternal guarantee. In fact, every broker in the world will tell you that investing in stocks are risky. However, The Word of God is something you can invest in which has a promise of eternal value. What are the values?

  • First, you’ll walk in the company of good people. Why? Because you’ll begin to want to, so you will. Today you hang out with whom you want to. If you didn’t want to, you’d quit it.

  • Two, you’ll keep the paths of the righteous. In other words you’ll do right things. Think about it. If you’re hiding God’s wisdom and knowledge in your heart, and acting upon it, how can you do anything else but what the righteous would do. God makes people righteous by placing them in a right standing with Him through His Son Jesus and His word.

  • Three, you will have possessions in the Promised Land. Not the Promised Land which Israel has, but the Bible says we will rule and reign with Him (Jesus) when He returns.

  • Fourth, you’ll be perfect. Are you perfect now? I’ll wait while you go look in the mirror and ask yourself that question. Are you back? Ok, so we are not perfect now. Nevertheless, we are made perfect in Christ Jesus. We will be perfect when Jesus comes, and sin is removed forever.

  • Finally, all those who are a problem to your life today, will be saved, or gone!! We will live forever with Jesus.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

  So what are you waiting for? Make a deposit today. Deposit a little time in God’s Word. Deposit some of the Word of God into your heart. You’ll be investing wisely, and the rewards are eternal!

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JANUARY 27, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Exodus 10-13          Proverbs 2:20-22

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Exodus 10-12             Matthew 19:1-15

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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

January 25 & 26, 2020 – Weekend Review

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Weekend Review

January 25 & 26, 2020


Proverbs 2:10-11

When wisdom entereth
into thine heart,
and knowledge is
pleasant unto thy soul;
Discretion
shall preserve thee,
understanding
shall keep thee:
 

Work Week Devotions
Through the Book of Proverbs

      WORK WEEK DEVOTIONS, publish Devotional Thoughts, Monday – Friday. On Saturday we suggest you re-read the entire chapter we have been studying, 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 3 – Day 6

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

Proverbs 2-3

WEEK 3 – 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

January 27, 2020    Exodus 10-13    Proverbs 2:20-22
January 28, 2020    Exodus 14-18    Proverbs 3:1-4
January 29, 2020    Exodus 19-22    Proverbs 3:5-8
January 30, 2020    Exodus 23-26    Proverbs 3:9-11
January 31, 2020    Exodus 27-29    Proverbs 3:12-15
February 1, 2020    Proverbs 2-3
February 2, 2020    No Passages Assigned  
 

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

January 27, 2020   Exodus 10-12    Matthew 19:1 – 15
January 28, 2020   Exodus 13-14    Matthew 19:16 – 30
January 29, 2020   Exodus 15-16    Matthew 20
January 30, 2020   Exodus 17-19    Matthew 21:1 – 22
January 31, 2020   Exodus 20-22    Matthew 21:23 – 46
February 1, 2020   Exodus 23-24    Matthew 22
February 2, 2020   No Passages Assigned

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY

    JANUARY 25, 2020     Exodus 7-9         Matthew 18
    JANUARY 26, 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

January 24, 2020 – The Scrapbook Of Our Mind

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The Scrapbook Of Our Mind

January 24, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 2:17-19 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

    “A picture is worth a thousand words.” You’ve heard that statement before. Why does it ring so true? Because if something is left to the imagination, the mind can do all sorts of things with it. However, when you see something there is little, if any, room for imagination. In fact, most everyone, whether they believe it or not, has a photographic memory. Close your eyes for a second and picture your car. See the color, the interior, the wheels, and if like mine, the few dents. Was there any problems seeing that in your mind? Probably not. Why, because it is very familiar to you.

    Our verses in Proverbs today tell us of the same problem. Once you have gone into the world of pornography and sexual sin, it’s almost impossible to ever get those pictures out of your mind. You are trapped with them for life. Can God forgive you? YES! Will God forgive you? If you truly repent, YES! Will you be haunted by those images, or an act for life? YES! Sadly many people are pulled into a life of pornographic, and sexual sin, and never come out again.

     In Roman 6:23 the Bible is very clear when it says; “the wages of sin is death.” If it stopped there, we would all be trouble for eternity. However, it doesn’t stop there. It goes on to say; “but the gift of God is eternal life.” Not a part-time, hope so salvation, eternal life. How can this be possible for someone who has sinned like this against a Holy God? It’s only possible, “through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Salvation and forgiveness are forever bound in the person, and blood of Jesus Christ.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

     Can you erase the pictures you’ve developed in your mind? NO. However, with the help of God, you can choose not to view them. God can help you change your desires. We can’t unload the pictures which are there. Nevertheless, we can sure be careful not to put anymore in the mental scrapbook of our mind.

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JANUARY 24, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
   Exodus 6-9              Proverbs 2:17-19

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
   Exodus 4-6              Matthew 17

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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

January 23, 2020 – Compared To What?

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Compared To What?

January 23, 2020


DAILY PROVERBS:

Proverbs 2:12-16 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths: To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;


OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:

     How can you tell if a line is straight? To find out, you need to find a straight line, place it next to the line you are looking at, and see if they match up. How can you tell if something is level? You have to compare it to something you know is level. Either by using a tool called a level, or by measuring from another surface you know is level. How can you tell if a person is evil or good? To do so you must first find out what is good, then measure that person against what you know to be good.

     Jesus was once called good in Matthew 19:16. Jesus responded in verse 17 by saying; “…Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God…” Jesus pointed us to what must be our measurement of good, “God.” God gave us His Son Jesus, who is God in the flesh, for us to have a visible measurement. He also gave us the Bible so that we might know His heart. Therefore, for us to know what is good, we must measure it up next to what we know is good. That would be the Word of God, and Jesus.

     God is Holiness. Evil men shy away from holiness, as they like the shady side of things. Jesus is the Light of the world. Evil men prefer to work in the darkness, as they are not completely open and honest. Jesus came to help and save people. God loved us so much that He sent Jesus for just that reason.

     Froward means perverted, or turning aside from what’s right. Evil folks seem to like to see people fail. They like it when others stumble, or walk away from the right path. So today, we have given you measuring tools for good… Now Go Measure.


THE WORD WALKING IN ME:

  Some things never change. A straight line has always been a straight line, and level is still level. God has always been good. The Word of God is still true. How do we measure up?

GOD TALKING TO ME:  JANUARY 23, 2020

THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
  Exodus 1-5          Proverbs 2:13-16

THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
  Exodus 1-3              Matthew 16

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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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