Daily Bible Reading “The King’s Heart” (Proverbs 21:1-10)

The King’s Heart

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 21:1-10. In this Scripture, we are told that the king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, like rivers of water: he turns it wherever he wishes.

If God influences the heart of the king, how do you suppose He influences our hearts and minds? As believers, we should ask God to lead, guide and direct our thoughts, our lives, our actions and our decisions. After all He is the only one who knows the path we should follow.

The ways of a person are right in their own eyes: but the LORD considers a person’s heart.

Doing right and being just is more pleasing to the LORD than when we offer sacrifices to Him.

A haughty look, a proud heart, and the cultivating of evil, is sin.

The thoughts of the hard-working lead to plenty; but those who are hasty only to want.

Wealth created by a lying tongue will vanish like the wind being tossed back and forth by those who seek after death.

The violence of wicked people will destroy them; because they refuse to do what is right.

The way of a wicked person is perverse: but as for those who are pure at heart, their work is right.

It is better to dwell in a corner of the roof top, than with a fighting woman in a big house.

The soul of a wicked person desires evil: even their neighbor finds no favor in their eyes.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 21:1-10

1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does this Scripture say about the king’s heart?
  • What does this Scripture say will happen to wealth created by a lying tongue?
  • What does this Scripture say about living with an angry woman?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Proverbs. Help us to read and understand the words of wisdom shared in this Scripture. Help us to live the way You have instructed us in this passage. Lead, guide and direct in our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Honor Your Parents” (Proverbs 20:20-30)

Honor Your Parents

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 20:20-30. This Scripture warns us that those who curse their parents are in danger of having their light put out into total darkness.

The Bible goes as far as to say we should honor our mother and father in Exodus 20:12, “Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” In fact this is one of the Ten Commandments that has a reward of a long life for those who honor their parents.

The Scripture tells us that an inheritance which is obtained too early in the end will not be blessed.

We are reminded not to say, “I will get even for wrong doing.” But instead of taking things into our own hands we are to wait for the LORD to handle the situation.

We are also told that double standards are detestable to the LORD; and a dishonest weight is not pleasing to the LORD.

Since the LORD directs our steps; why do we try to figure out our own way? Is it that we want to do our own thing? Or, is it that we think we know what is best for us?

It is a snare to the man who devours that which is holy and later vows to consider it.

A wise king scatters the wicked like wheat in the field, and then runs over them with a wheel.

The spirit of man is pierced by the light of the LORD. He searches our inner parts to determine our motives.

Mercy and truth save the king: and his throne is secured by mercy.

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray hair they’ve received from years of life and experience.

Physical punishment cleanses away evil doing and purifies the heart of evil devices.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 20:20-30

20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
24 Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does the Scripture say about those who curse their parents?
  • What is the spirit of man compared to in this Scripture?
  • How does this Scripture compare young men and old men?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank you for this Scripture from the book of Proverbs. Help us to hide the truths of Your Word in our hearts so we can learn from them. Give us strength and wisdom to make the right decisions in our life. Help us to stay away from evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray, Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Even a Child is Known by Their Deeds” (Proverbs 20:11-19)

Even a Child is Known by Their Deeds

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:

Proverbs 20:11-19

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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Daily Bible Reading “Wine is a Mocker” (Proverbs 20:1-10)

Proverbs 20 1Wine is a Mocker

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 20:1-10. As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that wine is a mocker, intoxicating drinks cause commotion: and those who are deceived by them are not wise. Why does the Scripture say this about wine and other intoxicating drinks?

Getting intoxicated by drinking too much wine or other alcoholic beverages can cause people to make bad decisions, which can lead to other problems.

Making a habit of drinking too much on a regular basis can lead to alcoholism, which can cause all kinds of trouble in a person’s life.

Let’s look at the other Scriptures from this passage:

The fear of a king is like a roaring lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.

It is an honor for a person to cease from controversy: but every fool will be meddling.

A lazy person who refuses to plow because of the cold; will be begging at the time of harvest, because they have no food to eat.

Counsel in the heart of a person is like deep water; but a person of understanding can draw it out. Many times the answers to our lives are hidden deep inside of us, but a good counselor can help draw the answers to our life situations out of us.

Most people will proclaim their own goodness: but who can find a faithful person?

The righteous person walks in integrity: their children are blessed after them.

A king who sits on the throne of judgment scatters away evil with his eyes.

Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin? We can’t cleanse our own heart. Our heart can only be made pure by the cleansing of the blood of Jesus.

In the Old Testament people would sacrifice animals for their sin. But, since Jesus died on the cross, He became our sacrifice. Only through accepting Him as our Savior can our hearts be truly cleansed from sin.

Divers weights, and divers measures, both are an abomination to the LORD.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 20:1-10

1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does this Scripture say about wine and other strong drinks?
  • What does this Scripture say will happen to a lazy person?
  • Has your heart been cleansed from sin by the blood of Jesus?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that wine is a mocker and intoxicating drinks cause commotion. Help us not to be deceived by it. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who is the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Psalm 119 has already 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.

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Daily Bible Reading “The Fear of the LORD” (Proverbs 19:23-29)

The Fear of the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 19:23-29. In this Scripture, we are told that the fear of the LORD tends to life: and those who have it will be satisfied; they won’t be visited with evil. What does it mean to have the fear of the LORD?

I don’t believe that it means we are to be afraid of the LORD. I think it means we should reverence Him, respect Him and honor Him. Like a child should respect and honor their parents we should show our respect to the LORD. We should honor Him as an authority in our lives.

A lazy person hides their hand in their bowl, and will not even bring it to their mouth again.

Strike a scorner and the simple will beware: but reprove one who has understanding, and they will learn from it.

One who trashes their father and chases away their mother is a child who causes shame and brings reproach.

We are also reminded in this Scripture that we should not listen to any information that leads us away from the truth of the Word of God.

An dishonest witness mocks justice: and the mouth of the wicked scoffs at wickedness.

Judgments are prepared for mockers and a beating for the back of fools.

Those who fear the LORD are more likely to attempt to live right and not bring shame or disgrace to their family or to the LORD.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 19:23-29

23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24 A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

 

Things to think about:

  • How does having the fear of the LORD affect our life?
  • What does a child do that is disobedient to their parents?
  • What does this Scripture say about a lazy person?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that the fear of the LORD tends to life and those who have it will be satisfied. Help us to fear and reverence You as our heavenly Father. Lead, guide, and direct in our lives. Help us to be what You would have us to be. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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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 published 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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