Daily Bible Reading “I Am the True Vine” (John 15:1-11)

I Am the True Vine

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 15:1-11. “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).

In this Scripture Jesus is telling His disciples the parable of the vine. He tells them He is the true vine, and His Father is the husbandman (gardener, vinedresser). Believers are considered to be the “branches.” Branches in Him which don’t bear fruit He cuts off. Branches that bear fruit, He prunes, so they will bear more fruit. There are many references to the word “fruit” in the Bible. As believers we are expected to bear fruit for the Lord.

One of the references to “fruit” is the fruit of the SpiritGalatians 5:22-23 says,But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.” This is what we should produce if we are abiding in the vine.

Ephesians 5:9 and 10 says, “For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth; Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. You are clean through the Word I have spoken to you.” This is why it is important for us to study the Bible so we will know the Word. It will purify our hearts and lives so we can produce good fruit.

Jesus says, “Abide in me, and I in you. Just as the branch can’t bear fruit by itself, it must abide in the vine, and so it is for us we have to abide in Him. If you don’t abide in me, you will be like a branch that withers and is cut off and burned in the fire.”

Think of this parable as if you had a vine growing in your yard and there are branches coming off the main vine. As the gardener, you cut off the branches that are dead and prune the branches that are producing fruit so they will produce more fruit.

In this parable, God the Father is the gardener, Jesus is the main vine, and as Christians we are the branches. First Corinthians 3:11 says, “For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”  In John 15: 7 Jesus says, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” What do you think the word abide means? Maybe it means to stay close, or continue in Him.

Jesus tells the disciples, His Father will be glorified, and they will bear much fruit; and they will be His disciples. He says, “Just as the Father has loved me, so have I loved you: continue in my love.” He wants us to come to Him, worship Him and pray to Him. Jesus tells them in the same way He loves His Father and keeps His commandments; we too should keep His commandments and abide in His love. He tells them, “These things I have told you, that my joy will remain in you, and that your joy will be full.”

 

Daily Bible Reading:

John 15:1-11

1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.

3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.

11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

 

Things to think about:

  • What do you do to the dead branches on your vines?
  • As Christians why should we abide in Jesus?
  • In this Scripture, who is the gardener?
  • What does this Scripture say will happen if we don’t bear fruit?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who in this parable is the true vine. As Christians we are the branches, thank You that He is our source of strength and provision. Help us to abide in Him so our joy might be full. Help us to produce good fruit. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You, LORD. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

– John 15:5

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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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I AM: Jesus, the Son of God is the thirty-third book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book contains ten Daily Bible Reading lessons. Each lesson consists of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scripture, a few questions for consideration or discussion, a prayer, and a Bible Verse to journal or memorize. This book is great as a personal devotional or a group Bible Study. Get your copy today. You will be glad you did.

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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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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.

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Daily Bible Reading “Keep the Commandments” (Proverbs 19:16-22)

Keep the Commandments

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 19:16-22. In this Scripture, we are reminded that those who keep the commandments keep their own soul; but those who despise their ways will die.

Those who have pity on the poor lend to the LORD; and that which they have given He will repay them.

Chasten your child while there is hope, and don’t let your soul spare for their crying. It is important that we discipline our children while they are young. We can’t wait until they are grown to try to teach them right from wrong.

A person of great wrath will suffer punishment: if you deliver them, you must do it again.

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter days. Counsel and instruction are important to our overall development.

There are many devices in a person’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD will stand.

The desire of a person is their kindness: and it is better to be a poor person than a liar.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 19:16-22

16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does this Scripture say about those who keep the commandments?
  • How does the LORD feel about us giving to the poor?
  • Why is it important for us to correct our children while they are young?
  • Why is it important to receive counsel and instruction?
  • Though there are many things in our hearts, what is the one thing that will stand?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that those who keep the commandments keep their own soul. Help us to study Your Word and learn Your ways so that we may live according to Your will. 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 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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