Daily Bible Reading “Wisdom is a Gift from God” (Proverbs 8:22-31)

Wisdom is a Gift from God

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 8:22-31. The LORD possessed me in the beginning of His way, before His works of old. I was anointed from everlasting, from the beginning, before the earth was created. When there were no watery depths, I was brought forth; when there were no oceans flowing with water.

Before the mountains were formed, even before the hills I was brought out: Before God made the earth, or the fields, or the highest part of the soil of the world.

When He created the clouds above: when He reinforced the fountains of the deep: When He gave the sea His declaration that the waters were not to pass the boundaries He commanded: when He created the foundations of the earth:

I was beside Him, as one who was brought up with Him: and I was daily His delight, rejoicing always before Him; Rejoicing in the inhabitable part of His earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

As I was reading this Scripture, I thought this sounds like Jesus. Then, I looked up the cross references and it brought up this Scripture from John 1:1, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”

According to this Scripture, even though Jesus wasn’t born into the world yet as we know it; He was still with God and a part of God’s plan to save the world.

This Scripture tells us that He was with God before God even created the world. He was part of God’s plan from the beginning. At the proper time God anointed Jesus to be born into this world so that He could become the Savior of the people of this world.

That is true wisdom from above, the wisdom of God to create the world and humanity and then to have a plan to save the world from their sins.

In this Scripture, we learn that wisdom is a gift from God, like salvation is a gift from God.

I love this quote from John Piper, “The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God.”


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 8:22-31

22 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
28 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

 

Things to think about:

  • What do we learn about wisdom in this Scripture?
  • From where does true wisdom come?
  • When was Jesus anointed?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture we are told that Jesus was with you from the beginning of time. We thank You for giving Your precious Son, who loved us and gave His life to save us from our sins. Help us to seek Him and to seek Your wisdom, true wisdom. Help us not to only rely on the wisdom of men, but to constantly seek wisdom from above. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You and thank You for all Your many blessings. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old. – Proverbs 8:22

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Daily Bible Reading “God Is Love” (1 John 4:7-21)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 1 John 4:7-21. This Scripture talks about how we should love one another, because God loves us. If God is in us then we should have love dwelling in us, because God is love. Love is a fruit of the Spirit and if we are Christians we should have love through the Spirit of God. Those of us who have accepted Jesus as our Savior should have love in our hearts toward one another.

God loves us so much He sent His Son, Jesus, to this world to live and then die on the cross to cover our sins. If we believe and receive Jesus as our Savior, then love dwells in us, because we have the Spirit of God in us.

If you haven’t accepted God, who is love, and He is speaking to you, please seriously consider accepting Him into your heart and life today. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

1 John 4:7-21

7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.

 

Things to think about:

  • Who does the Scripture talk about when it says, “God dwelleth in him, and he in God?”
  • Why does the Scripture say, “Perfect love casts out fear?”
  • Why do we love God?
  • If we are Christians why should we have the love of God in us?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear God,

We thank You that You loved us so much You sent your Son, Jesus, to die for us. Help us to love one another the way You want us to. Help Your love to be perfected in us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. We love You, LORD. Amen.

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It Is Time to Realign

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Have you ever felt like it was time to realign your priorities? I am writing this post to share from my heart with my family, friends, followers and fans to let you know that I am making some changes. Over the past three years I have put my heart, soul and life into the ministry that God has called me to do. I will continue to do that, but I feel like I need to make some changes in order to be able to sustain the ministry and serve you better.

My husband has wanted me to not work on the weekends for quite some time, but I didn’t feel the freedom to do that until now. There have been some changes in our lives recently in that he got a new job and because of that I have the opportunity to travel with him.

Because most of my work is online at this point I can work from anywhere. I have decided to take the opportunity so that I can spend more time with my husband. Life is short and we aren’t promised tomorrow.

I feel that by changing my focus and working Monday through Friday during business hours I will allow myself some freedom as well. I will be able to spend more time with my husband during the week and on the weekends. I will be able to spend time with my children and grandchildren on the weekends as well. I will also be able to schedule time for writer’s meetings, writer’s conferences, church activities and women’s ministry.

I guess you are asking what does this have to do with you. I have been posting seven days a week for the past three years on Daily-Bible-Reading.com and BibleVerseTweet.com. Starting today I will be posting Monday through Friday. There is plenty of content there that I have created in the past three years in the archives for those of you who want to view it on the weekends.

At times I have felt burned out and exhausted. I have felt over worked and under paid. I have also experienced some physical issues. Due to my own physical well-being and the need to realign my schedule I feel these changes are absolutely necessary. I feel I will be able to get some much needed rest and will be able to focus better when I am working.

I love serving you and am excited about what God has done in the past and what He has planned for the future. There will be more books. I plan on publishing one book a month in the Daily-Bible-Reading Series over the next year. I also am planning on publishing another book in the Simplified Series in the next year. I am working on a coaching program to go along with Self-Publishing Simplified: How to Publish a Book on Kindle that I hope to release soon where I will be teaching other writers how to publish their books.

God has been good to me. He has blessed me with a wonderful family that I dearly love. He has blessed me with a ministry where I can serve Him and share with you. He has blessed me with many wonderful friends, followers and fans and I am grateful for every one of you. Thank you for your continued prayers and support as I move forward for His glory.