Daily Bible Reading “Happy Are Those Who Find Wisdom” (Proverbs 3:13-18)

Happy Are Those Who Find Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 3:13-18. Solomon tells his son; happy is the man who finds wisdom and the man that gets understanding. Even though Solomon is talking to his son, the instructions that he gives in the book of Proverbs can apply to all of us, not only to men.

Wisdom is more profitable than silver and the gain of it more than fine gold.

Wisdom is more precious than fine jewels. All the things you desire can not be compared to the value of true wisdom.

A long life is in her right hand. In her left hand are wealth and honor.
Her ways are pleasant, and her paths lead to peace.

Wisdom is like a tree of life to those who obtain it. Happy are those who retain wisdom.

Notice in these Scriptures that Solomon speaks of wisdom as a lady. Like women are instructed in the Bible to submit to their husbands. We are instructed to submit our ways to the ways of the LORD. In doing so we will find wisdom.

Be careful where you seek counsel. When we take counsel from ungodly people we can end up in a lot of trouble. Making bad decisions can lead to death and destruction.

When we seek wisdom from the LORD and from those who walk in His ways, we can find joy, peace, and abundance in this life and in the life to come.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 3:13-18

13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the benefits of finding wisdom that Solomon speaks of in this Scripture?
  • What are we promised when we seek wisdom?
  • Where should we seek wisdom?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see that Solomon tells his son that those who find wisdom are happy and blessed. Help us as we study the book of Proverbs to realize the importance of seeking Your wisdom in our lives. Help us to seek Your wisdom in our daily lives. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.

 

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In the book of Haggai, the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider your ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

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Daily Bible Reading “Do Not Be Wise in Your Own Eyes” (Proverbs 3:7-12)

Do Not Be Wise in Your Own Eyes

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 3:7-12. Solomon warns his son not to be wise in his own eyes. So many times we think we know what is best for us, when in actuality we may not. He instructs his son to fear (stand in awe of, show reverence for) the LORD, and depart from evil. By doing this it will cause healing to his nerves, and refreshment to his bones.

So many times we toy around with evil and then don’t understand why it manifests in our lives. Solomon encourages his son to stay away from evil. This is good advice for all of us.

Solomon encourages his son to honor the LORD with his wealth, and with the first part of all his revenues. He tells him that by doing so his barns will be full, and his wine-presses will be overflowing with fresh wine.

When we honor the LORD with the first portion of our income, we have God’s blessings on our lives and on the rest of our possessions.

Solomon warns his son not to reject the discipline of the LORD and not to grow tired of his correction. He reminds him that the LORD corrects those he loves just as a father disciplines his children because he loves them and wants the best for them.

If you are a parent, think about how it has made you feel when you had to discipline your children. Surely it burdens the LORD when we are disobedient and He is forced to correct us and get us back on the right track.

If you have accepted Jesus as your savior, then God is your Heavenly Father and He wants the best for you, as He does all of His children. He wants to bless you. He wants to have a close, personal, intimate relationship with you. He is there for you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. He wants to spend time with you. He loves you.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 3:7-12

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does Solomon mean when he says to fear the LORD?
  • What are the benefits of fearing the LORD?
  • What does it mean to give a first fruits offering?
  • What are the benefits of giving a first fruit offering to the LORD?
  • How are we to respond to the LORD’S chastening?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we see Solomon instructed his son to not be wise in his own eyes. Help us to follow Solomon’s advice. Help us to stay away from evil. Help us to honor You. Show us the benefits of first fruit offerings. Forgive us and help us to adhere to Your correction. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

**Please remember me in prayer. I will be having surgery today on my right hand and I am right-handed. Please pray for the doctor that God will lead, guide and direct his hand as he works on mine. Please pray for complete healing. Thank you! I love you with the love of the Lord. Blessings!

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. – Proverbs 3:7

 

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The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.

In the book of Haggai, the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider their ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

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Daily Bible Reading “Trust in the LORD” (Proverbs 3:1-6)

Trust in the LORD

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 3:1-6. In this Scripture, Solomon says, “My son, don’t forget my law (instructions); but let your heart keep my commandments (code of wisdom).” They will add long life and peace to you.

Solomon tells his son not to forsake mercy (goodness, faithfulness or kindness) and truth. He instructs him to tie them around his neck and inscribe them on his heart.

He tells him by doing this he will find favor (grace or acceptance) and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

He reminds his son to trust (confide or have confidence) in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding (discernment). In all your ways acknowledge (know or consider) him, and he will direct your paths.

When we trust in our own understanding instead of trusting God to lead us on the road of life, we may end up on a dead end street. When we trust God and add His wisdom and knowledge to our lives He guides us to the path of eternal life.

When we trust in our own wisdom, we may have limited knowledge about certain things or circumstances. If we trust in the wisdom of other people, their wisdom is limited as well. They may lead us down the wrong path.

We are much better off to trust God and His leadership, guidance and direction in our lives. His knowledge is greater than all of our knowledge put together. He knows the past, present, and future. He knows all the details. His knowledge is not limited like ours is.

Trusting God is not a onetime thing, it is a continual process of trusting Him more and more with our lives and the decisions in our lives. We learn to depend on Him. We learn to pray to Him and ask for His guidance in our circumstances. As we develop an ongoing relationship with God we learn to trust Him more and more each day.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 3:1-6

1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What does Solomon encourage his son to do?
  • What benefits does Solomon say he will receive if he follow these instructions?
  • What does Solomon tell his son to do concerning the LORD? Why?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see that Solomon instructed his son in Your ways. He encouraged him to trust You and not to lean on his own understanding. Help us to do the same, to trust You and not depend on our own wisdom or the wisdom of other people to guide our lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

**Please say a prayer for me this week. I will be having surgery on my right hand to remove a ganglian cyst on Tuesday. I am right-handed so I am hoping and praying everything goes well and I don’t have any problems. Please also remember the doctor that God will lead, guide and direct his hand as he works on my hand. If all goes well I should be able to continue doing the work I do. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers. I love you with the love of the Lord. Blessings, Deborah

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. – Proverbs 3:5-6

 

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In the book of Haggai, the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider your ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.

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Daily Bible Reading “Wisdom Cries Out” (Proverbs 1:20-33)

Wisdom Cries Out

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 1:20-33. In this Scripture, wisdom is portrayed as a woman. She calls out in the streets and at the city gate.

There are three types of people she cries out to:

  • The Simple – a silly person, one who is easily persuaded
  • The Scorners – mockers – one who mocks at God’s wisdom.
  • The Fool – one who is stupid and arrogant.

She asks, “How long will the simple love simplicity? How long will the scorners delight in scorning? How long will fools hate knowledge?”

Wisdom is trying to save them from their own ways. She tells them to turn from their old ways and she will give them understanding and wisdom.

But they wouldn’t listen. They were set in their ways. Because of their stubbornness she says there would come a time when they call out to her, but she won’t answer them. She will laugh at their calamity and mock them when they are afraid.

They were unwilling to accept knowledge and understanding and did not choose the fear of the LORD. They wouldn’t accept counsel and despised correction.

They will suffer the consequences of their own ways. But whoever will listen to me will be safe and won’t be afraid of evil.

Do you know anyone who would fit in any of these three categories?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 1:20-33

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

 

Things to think about:

  • How is wisdom portrayed in this Scripture?
  • What are the categories of people mentioned in this Scripture?
  • What does wisdom say will happen to those who won’t listen?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we see that there are warnings for three types of people. Help us to examine our own lives and see if there is anywhere that we fit into any of these categories. Help us to see wisdom and knowledge. Help us to fear the LORD and refrain from evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? – Proverbs 1:22

 

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The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways is a Daily Bible Reading Study of the book of Haggai by Deborah H. Bateman. It is the twenty-fifth book in the Daily Bible Reading Series by the author. Haggai was one of the prophets from the Old Testament of the Bible.

In the book of Haggai, the LORD reveals a message to Haggai for the people asking them to consider your ways. The LORD also reminded the people through Haggai that He was with them, among other things. These are lessons that we can still use today in our lives.

The Book of Haggai: Consider Your Ways contains four Daily Bible Reading lessons consisting of a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions to consider called, “Things to think about,” and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individual or group study.

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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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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 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.

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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