Daily Bible Reading “Teach Your Children Well” (Proverbs 1:8-19)

Teach Your Children Well

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 1:8-19. Solomon exhorts his son to listen to the instruction and teaching of both his father and mother. He warns him about hanging out with the wrong people. He tells him if sinners entice him to do wrong don’t consent to their offers.

He warns his son that many people are only interested in their own gain. They don’t care about other people. They will steal from other people. They may even hurt other people to get what they want.

He tells him that those who are greedy are the same. They will take away from those who are less fortunate for their own gain.

It is important for us to consider those with whom we keep company. Your friends can influence you for good or bad. They can encourage you to do things that are right or they can influence you to do things that are wrong. Friends can improve your life or they can take you down the wrong road with them.

As believers we need other Christian friends to talk to and to do things with. The people we hang around with do influence us more than we may realize. These are things we not only need to teach our children and grandchildren, but need to consider for ourselves as well.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 1:8-19

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does Solomon encourage his son to do?
  • What does he warn his son about?
  • What can we learn from this lesson?
  • Give some thought as to who your best friends are and how they influence your life.
  • What are some things that your parents taught you that you will never forget?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture we see from the wisdom of Solomon that it is important for us to consider those with whom we are friends. Help us to take this into consideration when choosing our friends. Help us to choose people to hang around with that will lift us up and not choose those who will cause us trouble. Help those of us who are parents or grandparents to be good examples to our children and grandchildren. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “A Friend Loves at All Times ” (Proverbs 17:15-21)

Proverbs 17 17A Friend Love at All Times

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 17:15-21. My favorite verse from this Scripture is found in verse 17, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

People who justify the wicked and those who condemn the just are both an abomination to the LORD.

Is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, since they have no desire for it?

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

A person void of understanding strikes hands, and becomes security in the presence of their friend.

Those who love rebellion love strife: and those who exalt their gate seek destruction.

Those who have a crooked heart find no good: and those who have a perverted tongue fall into mischief.

Those who bear a fool do it to their sorrow: and the parents of a fool have no joy.

One of the great friendships of the Bible is revealed in 1 Samuel 18:3, “Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul.” They made sacrifices for one another. They also protected one another.

To have a true friendship you have to make sacrifices for each other. Building a friendship and a relationship takes time. You have to show that you care about the other person and their needs, not just your own needs and wants.

The greatest friendship of all is found in the relationship that we can have with Jesus Christ. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Jesus demonstrated what it meant to be a true friend. He made the ultimate sacrifice. He gave His own life for us.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 17:15-21

15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

 

Things to think about:

  • Who does this Scripture say are an abomination to the LORD?
  • What does it mean to be a true friend?
  • Do you have someone who you would call your best friend? What makes your relationship so special?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this Scripture we are reminded that a friend loves at all times. Help us to be this kind of friend. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who laid down His life for His friends. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Who Are Your Friends” (Proverbs 13:13-25)

Proverbs_13-20Who Are Your Friends

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 13:13-25. This Scripture tell us that those who despise the word will be destroyed: but those who fear the commandment will be rewarded.

The instruction of the wise is a fountain of life, to separate one from the snares of death.

Good understanding gives favor: but the way of the faithless is hard.

Every prudent man deals with knowledge: but a fool displays his foolishness.

A wicked messenger falls into mischief: but a faithful ambassador brings health.

Poverty and shame will come to those who refuse instruction: but those who regard correction will be honored.

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but fools detest departing from evil.

Those who associate with wise people will be wise: but a companion of fools will be destroyed.

Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous will be rewarded with good.

A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous.

Much food is in the unplowed ground that of the poor: but there are those who are destroyed because of lack of judgment.

Those who spare the rod hate their children: but those who love their children disciplines them.

The righteous eats until they are satisfied: but the belly of the wicked will be hungry.

We could almost do a lesson on each one of the verses in this Scripture. We’ve probably all heard the saying “Spare the rod, and spoil the child,” which is derived from verse 24.

We’ve also heard that a good man leaves an inheritance for his children and grandchildren.

The verse I want to focus on in this passage of Scripture is verse 20, “He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.”

Have you ever noticed this to be true in people that you know? I sure have. I have known people who hung around people who were wise and they were wise and made wise decisions as well.

But, I have also known people who seemed like they gravitated toward people who were foolish. They ended up destroying their lives because of the influence of those people and the bad decisions that they made.

We probably all know people like this or may even have people who are like this in our families. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t care about people who are foolish or that we shouldn’t try to help them, but they shouldn’t be our best friends.

It is very important that we choose carefully the people who we are closest to and the ones who influence our lives the most.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 13:13-25

13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

 

Things to think about:

  • Of these Scriptures, which is your favorite?
  • What are some of the topics we learn about or are reminded of in this Scripture?
  • How do the people we hang around with influence our lives?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we learn many lessons for life. Help us to take these lessons to heart and apply them to our lives. Help us to realize that they were included in the Bible for a reason and that reason is to help us make better and wiser decisions in our lives. Help us to use the Proverbs for our good and Your glory. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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