Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 17:8-14. In this Scripture we are reminded that a gift is like a precious stone in the eyes of those who have it: where ever it turns, it prospers.
Those who cover a transgression seek love; but those who repeat a matter separates best friends.
A rebuke enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
An evil person seeks rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against them.
Let a bear robbed of her whelps encounter a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Those who reward evil for good, evil won’t depart from their house.
The beginning of strife is like water that bursts forth: so forsake controversy, before it is exposed.
We are told that a gift is like a precious stone. The greatest gift of all is the gift of salvation. God sacrificed His only Son, Jesus, on the cross in order to offer us salvation from our sins. If a gift is like a precious stone, how can we ever put a value on the most precious gift of all? How can we show our gratitude for this gift?
Daily Bible Reading:
8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Things think about:
- What is a gift compared to in this Scripture?
- What do evil people seek?
- What happens to those who reward evil with good?
- Have you accepted God’s precious gift of salvation? If so, how do you show your appreciation for the gift?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read and study this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that a gift is like a precious stone. The greatest gift of all is the gift of salvation. Thank You for the sacrifice that was made on the cross for our salvation. Help us to show our love and appreciation for this gift. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Esther: A Story of Love and Favor by Deborah H. Bateman is a Daily Bible Reading study of the book of Esther from the Old Testament of the Bible.
In the book of Esther, Esther was adopted by her cousin Mordecai. In a series of events and through fasting, prayer and God’s favor Esther was placed in a position to save the Jewish people. Esther was adopted by her cousin Mordecai, who told her maybe she was born for such a time as this.
God puts us all in circumstances where He can use us to further His kingdom and give Him glory, if we are willing and obedient. Esther found her purpose for life. Like Esther you were born for such a time as this.
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