Daily Bible Reading “Apple of the Eye” (Proverbs 7:1-5)

Apple of the Eye

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 7:1-5. Solomon tells his son, “My son, keep my words, and treasure my commandments. Keep my commandments, and live; and my instruction as the apple of your eye.”

Tie them around your fingers; write them on the table of your heart. Say to wisdom, “You are my sister;” and call understanding your relative. They will keep you from the adulterous woman, from the stranger who flatters with her words.

The pupil is considered to be the apple of the eye. Solomon is reminding us if we keep our focus on the right things, the good things that we have been taught by our parents and in the Word of God; we are less likely to veer off the good path of life to the path of sin and destruction.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 7:1-5

1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
5 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What does Solomon tell his son to do with the things he has taught him?
  • What does Solomon tell his son to call wisdom?
  • What does Solomon tell his son to call understanding?
  • Why does Solomon say to keep wisdom and understanding close to you?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture from Proverbs we are reminded to keep wisdom and understanding close to us. Help us to keep the good things that we have been taught by our parents and from the Bible as the focus of our eyes and heart so that we might live the way You would have us to. Help us not to get distracted by the ways of this world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. – Proverbs 7:2

 

 

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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 “Beware of Wicked People” (Proverbs 6:12-15)

Beware of Wicked People

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 6:12-15. In this Scripture, Solomon warns his son about people who are wicked. He wants them to be aware that there are these kinds of people in the world. He wants them to be on guard against the evil and wicked plans that they devise.

The first thing he warns them about is that naughty, wicked men, walk around with a deceitful mouth. They tell lies at every turn.

Sometimes people who were raised in Christian homes and have never experienced the wicked people of this world think that they can trust everybody. We need to teach our children that not everybody was raised like them and not everybody was taught right from wrong.

Wicked people maliciously wink their eyes, make motions with their feet, and make gestures with their fingers.

In Proverbs 35:19 David says, “Do not let those gloat over me who are my enemies without cause; do not let those who hate me without reason maliciously wink the eye.”

Wicked people are perverse in their hearts. They constantly devise mischief and cause trouble.

Micah 2:1 tells us, “Woe to those who plan iniquity, to those who plot evil on their beds! At morning’s light they carry it out because it is in their power to do it.”

The wicked will eventually get their just rewards. The outcome for these kind of people is misfortune which comes upon them quickly. They will be suddenly destroyed because of their evil ways.

Do you know anyone who would rather lie than tell the truth any day? Have you ever known someone who sits around thinking about what evil thing they can do next? Solomon warns us about these kind of people.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 6:12-15

12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the characteristics of the wicked that Solomon mentions in this Scripture?
  • Why should we be aware of these things?
  • How can we guard against the wickedness of evil people?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see where Solomon warns his sons about wicked people. He tells us ways to identify these kinds of people. Help us to be aware and be on guard against those who would devise evil against us. Protect us from every evil work and help us to be what you would have us be. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. – Proverbs 6:12

 

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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.

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Daily Bible Reading “Listen to Me” (Proverbs 5:7-14)

Listen to Me

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 5:7-14. In this Scripture, Solomon tells his children to listen and not depart from the words of his mouth. He warns his sons again to stay far away from the strange or adulteress woman, and do not even go near the door of her house.

He tells them if they do so, they will give their honor to others, and their years to those who are cruel. He tells them that strangers will get their wealth; and their efforts will be in the house of a stranger.

He says in the end they will mourn when their flesh and body are consumed. He warns them saying, “You will ask, Why have I hated instruction, and my heart despised correction?”

You will say, I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor listened to those who instructed me! I was almost in all evil in the middle of the gathering of the congregation.

Solomon reminds me of something I’ve heard my husband say, “Danger, Will Robinson, danger, danger.” This is a quote from “Lost in Space.”

Over and over again Solomon warns his sons and tries to keep them from walking down a dangerous path. He explains the consequences of getting involved with strange women.

Do you ever do this with your children? We warn them and try to keep them from danger. We try to keep them from making choices that they will regret later. That is what Solomon is doing in this Scripture. He wants to make sure his sons know the dangers that are out in the world. He doesn’t want them to head down the wrong path in life.

In this Scripture, a father is talking to his sons, but as mother’s, we too need to warn our children of the dangers in this world.

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1-2).

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 5:7-14

7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth.
8 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger;
11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the consequences of being with strange women that Solomon mentioned in this Scripture?
  • What did he say would happen to their wealth?
  • What did he say would happen to their bodies?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we hear Solomon repeatedly warning his sons about the dangers of living a rebellious life. He warns them about getting involved with strange women. Help us not to walk down the path of unrighteousness. Keep us safely on the right path loving and serving You. Forgive us of the times we have failed You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

 

 

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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 “The Danger of Adultery” (Proverbs 5:1-6)

The Danger of Adultery

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 5:1-6. Solomon tells his son, “My son, pay attention to my wisdom, and listen to my understanding: so you might guard your discretion, and so your lips may keep knowledge.”

He warns his son that an adulteress woman flatters with her mouth. Her lips drip words like honey from a honeycomb. Her words are smoother than oil.

Solomon warns his son that becoming involved with strange women can lead to destruction. Her end is bitter as wormwood, and as sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet lead to death; her steps take hold on hell.

As you think about the path of life, remember her ways are unstable, that you cannot know them.

Solomon warns that if you’re not careful you can get involved in situations where you don’t realize the outcome. You may think at the moment it is a good idea, but the enemy has ways of tempting you into situations that become destructive.

You have to continuously guard your heart and your steps in life. You need to watch the choices you make. You need to be on guard against those who try to tempt you to do things that are not right in the sight of the LORD.

Even though Solomon is talking to his son, this warning can go both ways. Women need to be on guard as well. There are men who will try to entice you and convince you to do things that you will later regret or may come back to haunt you. We need to guard our hearts and protect our integrity by not allowing such situations to happen in the first place.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 5:1-6

1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.

 

Things to think about:

  • What is Solomon warning his son about in this Scripture?
  • Why does Solomon warn his son about strange women?
  • How does he describe the strange woman in this Scripture?
  • What does he say will happen in the end?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs we see that Solomon is trying to pass his wisdom down to his son. He warns his son about getting involved with strange women. Help us to take heed to Solomon’s warning and realize that the decisions we make in life can destroy our testimony and our lives. Keep us from evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. – Proverbs 5:1-2

 

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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 “Guard Your Heart” (Proverbs 4:20-27)

Guard Your Heart

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 4:20-27. Solomon says to his son, “My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the middle of your heart.”

These words are life to those who find them, and healing to their body. Keep your heart with all diligence; for out of it is the source of life.

Put a deceitful mouth, and perverse lips far from you. Let your eyes look right on, and your eyelids look straight in front of you.

Consider the pathway that your feet trod, and be sure all your ways are reputable. Don’t turn to the right or to the left: keep your feet from evil.

The heart is an organ in the center of the circulation system in our bodies and is regarded as the center of all physical and spiritual life.

Solomon warns his son to guard his heart. We have to be careful what we allow into our bodies through our eyes and our ears. These are gateways to our heart. What goes in our bodies will come out of our bodies eventually in one form or another.

Jeremiah 17:9-10 tells us, “ The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

Have you ever noticed what comes out of your mouth when you stump your toe? How about when someone pulls out in front of you in traffic? Are they blessings or cursing? Usually the worst will come out of us when we least expect it or put our guard down.

In Matthew 15:18-20a Jesus says, “But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man.”

Guard your heart. Be careful what you watch on TV or read in books. Be careful what you listen to. Be careful who you hang around with. You may think these things don’t affect you, but what we let into our lives, both the good and bad resides in our heart, the center or our being.

Solomon not only says to guard your heart he also says to guard your mouth. Be careful about the language you use when speaking to yourself, about yourself, to others, or about others. Speak the truth in love. Don’t let perverse words flow from your mouth.

Solomon says to guard your steps, as well. Don’t turn to the right or left but keep on the straight and narrow path that leads to life everlasting. Stay away from evil or the appearance of evil.

By guarding our hearts, our mouths, and our steps we can keep our bodies pure and away from evil.

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 4:20-27

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

 

Things to think about:

  • What is the importance of guarding our hearts?
  • Why should we guard our mouth?
  • In what ways should we guard our steps?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for this Scripture in the book of Proverbs. Solomon warns his son to guard his heart, his mouth, and his steps. Help us to guard our hearts, our mouth, and our steps as well. Help us to stay away from evil and keep our hearts, mouth and the path of our lives pure. Keep us on the straight and narrow path to righteousness. Protect us from evil. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. – Proverbs 4:23

 

 

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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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