Daily Bible Reading “A Foolish Woman” (Proverbs 9:13-18)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 9:13-18. Today we learn about Lady Folly. A foolish woman is loud: she is naive, and knows nothing. She sits at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, and calls out to those who pass by.

Whoever is naive, let him come in here: and as for those who want understanding, she says to him, “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

But he doesn’t know that the dead are there; and that her guests end up in the depths of hell.

The enemy puts these kind of people on our path to try to trip us up and cause us to turn away from the Lord and go after our own desires.

We have to be on guard against such temptations. They lead to death and destruction. That is the enemy’s goal to kill, steal and destroy us. He wants to ruin our reputations and use his tactics to destroy us. We have to resist the temptations that he puts before us.

The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:13 with every temptation God makes a way for an escape. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

If you are being tempted, look for a way to escape the temptation.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 9:13-18

13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:
16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the characteristics of a foolish woman?
  • What kinds of people are taken in by her?
  • What are the end results for those she entices?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we learn about Lady Folly in this Scripture help us to recognize her characteristics. Help us not to be enticed by her cunning ways. Help us to not take up her habits. Help us to use wisdom in dealing with people who are like this. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Fear of the LORD” (Proverbs 9:7-12)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 9:7-12. In this Scripture we are warned that those who correct a scorner can look to be insulted himself. Those who rebuke a wicked man may end up getting abused.

Don’t rebuke a mocker or he will hate you. But, when you rebuke a wise man, he will love you.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will become even wiser: teach a righteous man, and he will increase in knowledge.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Through wisdom your days will be multiplied, and the years of your life will be increased.

If you are wise, you will be rewarded for your wisdom: but if you are a mocker, you will suffer the consequences of it.

Notice in this Scripture how the wise person is able to take correction and even welcomes it. The Scripture goes as far as to say he not only appreciates the correction, but loves the one who gives the correction.

However, the mocker rejects correction and turns against those who may try to help them.

Even though it may be hard sometimes to take correction, if it is given in the right spirit, with a loving heart, it can be beneficial to us.

Do you find it hard to take correction? If so, how can we learn to be more open to rebuke and take the suggestions that others give us for our benefit rather than taking them as an insult?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 9:7-12

7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

 

Things to think about:

  • What is the difference between a wise person and a scorner?
  • How do each of them respond to correction?
  • How will each of them be rewarded for their acts?

Prayer of the day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see that a wise man takes correction, but a mocker does not. Help us to be wise and to be willing to be corrected for Your sake and for our own sake. Give us the wisdom that we need to withstand correction and to prosper from it. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Wisdom has Built Her House” (Proverbs 9:1-6)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 9:1-6. Wisdom has built her house she has carved out her seven pillars. She has killed her beasts; she has made her wine; she has also set her table.

She has sent out her maidens: she cries upon the highest places of the city. Once wisdom has prepared she spreads the word to let everyone know.

This reminds me of when I was young and mama would get dinner ready she would call out, “Dinner is ready” for everybody to come and enjoy the meal she had prepared. When she called us she wanted us to come right away. She didn’t want us to take our sweet easy time getting there.

Whoever is simple, let him turn in here. As for him who wants understanding, she says to him, come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have made.

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

Ezekiel 11:20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Notice that Lady Wisdom has prepared. She has made everything ready to receive her guests. When opportunity knocks wisdom is ready to answer the call.

One of the most important ways we can prepare ourselves for the future is to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Without Him we are headed for death and destruction. With Jesus Christ as our Savior we can look forward His blessings in this life and the life to come.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 9:1-6

1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

 

Things to think about:

  • What do we learn about wisdom in this Scripture?
  • What did Lady Wisdom do to prepare for her guests in this Scripture?
  • Once Lady Wisdom was prepared what did she do next?
  • For whom did Lady Wisdom call out?

 

Prayer of the day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Proverbs which shows us that those who are wise have prepared themselves. When opportunity knocks they are ready. Help us to be like Lady Wisdom and prepare ourselves not only now, but for our future with You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Be Wise” (Proverbs 8:32-36)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 8:32-36. Today we are picking up where we left off with the book of Proverbs before Christmas. Can you hear Jesus saying, “Listen to me. Blessed are those who keep my ways?”

He tells us to be wise and listen to instruction and don’t reject it. One of the signs of wisdom is being able to take instruction and correction.

Blessed are those who hear me. They watch daily at my gates and wait at the posts of my doors. Are you watching and waiting for the Lord?

Whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor with the LORD. Have you found Jesus as your Savior? If so, this Scripture tells us that you have found favor with God.

Those who sin against me wrongs his own soul. When we sin against God, we not only hurt Him but we do harm to ourselves.

Those who hate me love death. Those who reject Jesus as their Savior will be condemned to eternal death.

Which one are you?

Are you one who loves the Lord and keeps His ways? The Scripture says you are blessed not only in this life, but in the life to come. You have accepted Jesus as your Savior and look forward to life eternal.

Or are you one who rejects the Lord and looks forward to eternal death. It’s not too late. Surrender your life to Him today. Accept Jesus as your Savior. Love and serve Him and look forward to eternal life.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 8:32-36

32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

 

Things to think about:

  • In what ways do you consider yourself to be wise?
  • How do you respond to instruction and correction?
  • Have you put your faith and trust in Jesus? If so, do you remember when and where it took place?

 

Prayer of the day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this Scripture in the book of Proverbs. Help us to realize the difference between those who love and accept Your Son as their Savior and those who reject You. Help those who have not yet accepted Jesus as their Savior to realize their need for Him. For those of us who have accepted Jesus as our Savior we thank You for the precious gift of salvation which was sent to us through Your Son. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Parable of the Sower” (Matthew 13:1-30)

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Jesus is telling a story or parable of the sower to the multitudes who followed Him to the seashore. He explains how we hear the Word of God and how we share the Word of God. Only the seed that is planted on good ground grows and multiplies.

In Matthew 13:9 Jesus says, “Who has ears to hear let him hear.” Sometimes we have a problem with listening, paying attention, and understanding. The disciples ask Him why He is speaking in parables. God does not force His will or way on anybody. He only wants people who want Him.

Through this parable Jesus is telling us that some will see and some will hear, but those who don’t want to see or hear, won’t. This story also helps those of us who are trying to share the Word of God with others to realize that not everyone who hears the Word will receive it.

It depends on the condition of their heart and mind as to whether they are open to hear and receive the truth of the gospel or if they want to continue in their sin. We can’t make people accept the truth of the Word of God; all we can do is share it with them and hope and pray they’ll accept it.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Matthew 13:1-30

1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side.
2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow;
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.
9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.
17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.
19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
24 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

 

Things to think about:
• What is Jesus trying to show us through this parable?
• Why did Jesus speak in parables?
• Do you use stories when you are sharing the gospel with others?
• Have you ever tried sharing the gospel with someone who wouldn’t receive it?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture that helps us to know not everyone who hears Your Word will receive it. We pray for those who do hear it that you might open their hearts and minds to it so they may be able to receive it. Help us to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven. We ask that Your will be done here on earth as it is in heaven. We love You, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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