Daily Bible Reading “A Foolish Woman” (Proverbs 9:13-18)

A Foolish Woman

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 9:13-18. In this lesson, we learn about Lady Folly. She is a foolish woman who is loud, naive, and lacks knowledge. She sits at the door of her house, or on a bench in the great places of the city, and calls out to those who pass by.

Those who are naive go in, but those who are more thoughtful, she says to them, “Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

They don’t know that the dead are there; and that her guests end up in the depths of hell.

The enemy puts these kinds of people on our path to try to trip us up and cause us to turn away from the Lord and go after our own selfish desires.

We have to be on guard against such temptations. They lead to death and destruction. That is the enemy’s goal to kill, steal and destroy us. He wants to ruin our reputations and use his tactics to destroy us. We have to resist the temptations that he puts before us.

The Bible tells us in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that with every temptation God makes a way for us to escape. “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

When you are being tempted, look for a way to escape the temptation.

As women, it is important that we make sure we can’t be classified as a foolish woman.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 9:13-18

13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:
16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

 

Things to think about:

  • What are some of the characteristics of a foolish woman?
  • What kinds of people are taken in by her?
  • What are the end results for those she entices?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we learn about Lady Folly in this Scripture help us to recognize her characteristics. Help us not to be enticed by her cunning ways. Help us to not take up her habits. Help us to use wisdom in dealing with people who are like this. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Adam is Extradited” (Genesis 3:20-24)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 3:20-24. In this passage we are reminded that Adam named his wife Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

We also learn that the LORD God made coats of skins for Adam and his wife, to clothe them, so they wouldn’t have to hide anymore because of being naked.

The LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” God was afraid that Adam would stretch out his hand, and eat from the tree of life as well, and live forever.

The LORD drove the man out of the Garden of Eden, to work the ground from where he was taken. Can you imagine how Adam felt to be removed from this beautiful garden that God had prepared for him?

Can you imagine how Eve felt? She may have thought this was all her fault. Have you ever felt like God was mad or upset with you because of something you did wrong?

Instead of the man overseeing the garden as originally planned, God placed Cherubims at the east of the Garden of Eden, and a blazing sword which turned in every direction, to guard the tree of life.

Like Adam and Eve were tempted to sin in the garden, we are all tempted to sin, but 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us with every temptation there is a way for an escape, we just need to look for it.

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Reading and studying the Word of God will help us to be more aware of our sin. It will also help us to realize when temptation comes our way. If we listen, it can keep us from giving in to the temptations we face.

When Jesus was here on earth, He was tempted like we are, but He was perfect and didn’t give in to the temptation. (See Hebrews 4:14-16)

If we got what we truly deserved as punishment for our sins, it would be death, but we can have forgiveness through repentance and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior as mentioned in Romans 6:23.

Let’s do away with the weights of sin that weigh us down, and run the race of life with patience and endurance looking to Jesus and God to give us strength and see us through to finish this race of life well. (See Hebrews 12:1-2)

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 3:20-24

20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

 

Things to think about:

  • What did Adam name his wife? Why?
  • What did God do about Adam and Eve’s nakedness?
  • Why did God drive Adam from the garden?
  • What did God put in the garden to protect it?
  • How can we win the race of life?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this lesson, we see more of the consequences that Adam and Eve experienced because of their disobedience and are humbled. Father, please forgive us of the times we have disobeyed You. Help us to always consider Your will for our lives. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who was tempted as we are, but didn’t sin. Help us to look for a way to escape when we are faced with temptation. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Jesus Tempted by the Devil” (Matthew 4:1-11)

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Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Matthew 4:1-11. In this Scripture, Jesus was led by the Spirit to the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and nights, and then He was hungry. Wouldn’t you be hungry if you fasted forty days and nights? Of course you would.

The devil knew Jesus was hungry and tried to tempt Him to turn the rocks into bread, saying, “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.” Jesus answers him by quoting from Deuteronomy 8:3, saying, “It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” This was a physical temptation. This is the same temptation Satan used against Eve in the garden.

Then in Matthew 4:5 the devil takes Jesus to the holy city, and sets him on a pinnacle of the temple and tells him to cast himself down. Jesus quotes Psalm 91:11-12, “For he shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in (their) hands, lest thy dash thy foot against a stone.” This is a spiritual temptation for the pride of life.

In Matthew 4:8 the devil takes Jesus to a high mountain and shows Him all the kingdoms of the world. Then he tells Jesus he’ll give Him all this if He worships him. Again, Jesus answers him with Scripture. This is a psychological temptation. This time Jesus quotes from Deuteronomy 6:13 and Deuteronomy 10:20. Jesus tells Satan, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Here we see Jesus basically tells him to get away and leave Him alone. Sometimes we need to do that as well.

Notice every time the devil tempts Jesus, He quotes Scripture. This is why we need to read and study the Bible, so when temptation comes our way we can say this is what the Word of God says. We see also the same ways the enemy tempted Jesus are the ways he tries to tempt us. So, we need to be ready with our armor of Scripture to defend ourselves.

After the devil leaves Jesus, the angels came and ministered to Him. We can also use the Scripture to minister to ourselves and to give us comfort when we have a bout with the enemy.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Matthew 4:1-11

1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

 

Things to think about:

  • Have you ever fasted? If so, for how long?
  • Can you imagine how hungry Jesus must have been after fasting for forty days and nights?
  • Have you ever tried quoting Scripture when the enemy tempted you?
  • I challenge you to use the Scripture when temptation comes.

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for this example in Your Word of how we are to handle temptation. When we are tempted help us to recall the Scripture to respond to our tempter. Help us to not let anything come before You. We love you, LORD. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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