Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 20:11-19. As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs, we are reminded that even a child is known by their deeds, whether their work is pure, and whether it is right. If the Bible says that a child is known by their actions, how much more are we, as adults, known by our actions? We all will have to eventually give an account for our actions.
The LORD made both the hearing ear, and the eye that sees. Thank you, God, for creating our ears so that we could hear and our eyes which can see the beautiful creation that you made.
Those who love sleep come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread. This is a warning for those who are lazy and only want to sleep. A certain amount of sleep is necessary for the body, but lying in the bed all day doing nothing will lead to poverty.
The buyer declares, “It is bad,” when they are trying to get a deal, but when they have gone their way, then they boast of the great deal they attained.
The Scripture compares lips full of knowledge to a precious jewel. This shows the value of knowledge and being able to share that knowledge with others.
Take the clothing of a stranger as collateral if that’s all they have to offer: and take a security of him for a peculiar woman.
Funds obtained by deception are sweet to a person; but later they act as if their mouth is filled with gravel.
Every purpose is established by counsel: and before making war be sure to get good advice.
Those who are tattle tales will make your secrets public: therefore don’t gossip with those who like to sweet-talk with their lips.
Daily Bible Reading:
11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Things to think about:
- What does this Scripture say we are known by?
- Why should we seek counsel?
- What does this Scripture say about a talebearer?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that even a child is known by their deeds. Help us to be aware of this and keep watch over ourselves and the things that we do. Help us to follow Your ways and not the ways of the world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book will contain approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 has already been published in a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
The Book of Psalms Part 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or groups.
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