Daily Bible Reading “Walk in Integrity” (Proverbs 19:1-7)

Walk in Integrity

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 19:1-7. In this Scripture, we are reminded that better is the poor who walk in integrity, than one who is perverse in their lips, and is a fool.

Also, that the soul without knowledge is not good; and those who are hasty with their feet sin.

The foolishness of a person corrupts their way: and their heart frets against the LORD.

Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. Have you ever noticed how wealthy people seem to have many friends, but poor people have very few friends?

A false witness will not go unpunished, and those who speak lies will not escape. Lying will catch up with you. Even if you don’t get caught immediately, the truth will eventually come out and you will be caught in a lie.

Many will plead for the favor of a prince: and every person is a friend to those who give gifts.

All the brethren of the poor hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? He pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 19:1-7

1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What do you think it means to walk in integrity?
  • What does this Scripture say about a person who tells lies?
  • How do the wealthy and the poor compare concerning friends?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture we are reminded that it is better to be poor and walk in integrity. Help us to walk in integrity in our lives and our businesses. Help us to be fair and honest to all people. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Little is Much” (Proverbs 17:1-7)

Little is Much

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 17:1-7. In this Scripture, we are reminded that it is better to have a dry morsel of bread, and have peace and quiet, than a full house of sacrifices with strife.

A wise servant will have rule over a child that causes shame, and will have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries our hearts.

A wicked person listens to lies; and a liar listens to a naughty tongue.

Whoever mocks the poor reproaches their Maker: and those who are happy about calamities will not go unpunished.

Grandchildren are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Excellent speech does not become a fool: neither does lying lips become a prince.

We are reminded in this Scripture that it is better to have a little and live in peace than to have a lot and live in strife. Many times we put so much emphasis on getting things that it causes strife in our homes. The truth is we would be happier and live more peaceful with less.

We cause ourselves so much stress trying to keep up with other people. If we would learn to live within our means we would be happier and not be so stressed out because we are having trouble making ends meet.

Have you ever known somebody who never seemed to be content? They seem to always want something and are never satisfied no matter how much they attain. Have you ever noticed the more you attain the more responsibility you have to take care of it all. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice things, but sometimes we never seem to be satisfied.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content” (1 Timothy 6:6-8).

This Scripture reminds us that if our basic needs are taken care of we should be satisfied. But, for many of us that is not enough. We are always striving to attain more. Why can’t we learn to be content with what we have?


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 17:1-7

1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why is it better to have a little and peace than a lot with strife?
  • Who tries our hearts?
  • What is the crown of older people?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that it is better to have a little and have peace than to have a lot and live in strife. Help us to be content and grateful for what we have. Help us to live peaceful lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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

A Foolish Woman

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 9:13-18. In this lesson, we learn about Lady Folly. She is a foolish woman who is loud, naive, and lacks knowledge. She sits at the door of her house, or on a bench in the great places of the city, and calls out to those who pass by.

Those who are naive go in, but those who are more thoughtful, she says to them, “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

They don’t know that the dead are there; and that her guests end up in the depths of hell.

The enemy puts these kinds 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 selfish 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 that with every temptation God makes a way for us to 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.”

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

As women, it is important that we make sure we can’t be classified as a foolish woman.

 

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 “Magnify the LORD” (Psalm 34:1-22)

 Psalm 34Magnify the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 34:1-22. Psalm 34 is a Psalm of David. David had been hiding in caves because Saul was seeking to destroy him. In 1 Samuel 21:10-15, David pretended to be a crazy man. The first verse talks about David changing his behavior. Have you ever noticed that sometimes we change our behavior around certain people?

David says that he will bless the LORD at all times, no matter his circumstances. We all know it is a lot easier to praise God when all is going well and a lot harder when times are difficult. David exhorts us to magnify and exalt the LORD. David learned that God would take care of Him through all circumstances of life.

David tells us when he sought the LORD; the LORD heard and delivered him from his fears. Is there something you are afraid of? Have you asked God to deliver you from your fears? David talks about the angel of the LORD encamping around those that fear Him and delivering them. Do you fear the LORD? What does it mean to fear the LORD? This is a way of saying we need to respect or revere the LORD; not be afraid of Him. We should be more concerned about pleasing the LORD than worrying about what He might to do punish us if we didn’t obey Him.

David reminds us to keep our tongues from evil. This is something we all need to be careful about. Sometimes it is difficult to keep our mouths under control. We can’t always say what we think. Sometimes it is better to keep it to ourselves. Like I tell my granddaughters, if you don’t have something good to say, don’t say anything at all. This is a lesson we all need to learn, including myself.

David invites us to taste and see that the LORD is good. “Blessed are those that trust in the LORD.” The LORD hears the cry of His children. He heals their broken hearts. He protects them from their enemies. The LORD redeems the soul of His servants; none of them will be deserted.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 34:1-22

1 [[[A Psalm] of David, when he changed his behaviour before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.]] I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.
12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.

 

Things to think about:

  • How can we determine in our hearts to bless the LORD in spite of our circumstances?
  • How do you magnify the LORD?
  • How can we keep our tongues from speaking evil?
  • In what ways can we show gratitude to God for His provision and protection of us?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for this Psalm of David. We thank You that David realized the treasure He had in You and taught us to see it. Help us to realize how much You love us and protect us. Help us to enjoy spending time with You and praising You for all You are and all You do for us. Thank you, LORD. We love You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Daily Bible Reading “Who Will Dwell in Your Holy Hill” (Psalm 15:1-5)

 Psalm 15 1 2Who Will Dwell in Your Holy Hill

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 15:1-5. Psalm 15 is a Psalm of David. David asks the LORD who will abide in His tabernacle. Who will dwell in the holy hill of Zion?

The answer is:

  • Those who walk upright and whose works are righteous
  • Those who tell the truth
  • Those who don’t gossip about others
  • Those who do good to their neighbors
  • Those who despise evil
  • Those who stand by their commitments
  • Those who don’t take bribes
  • Those who can’t be bought

He honors those who fear the LORD. He or she is a person of honor and lives in obedience to God’s will and God’s Word.

James 2:18 tells us, “Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.” Yes, salvation is a free gift of God, but those who are saved; their actions should show their right standing with God.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Psalm 15:1-5

1 [[A Psalm of David.]] LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
3 He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

 

Things to think about:

  • What was David’s question to the LORD in this Scripture?
  • What was the LORD’S response to David’s question?
  • What can we learn from this Scripture?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You for this Scripture in the book of Psalms. Help us to live in a way that brings honor and glory to You. Help us to speak the truth. Help us to live peaceably with our neighbors. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah 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.

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