Daily Bible Reading “I Am the Light of the World” (John 8:12)

 

I Am the Light of the World

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from John 8:12. “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12).

In this Scripture, Jesus declares that He is the light of the world and those who follow Him will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Thank God for the light that is shown into this dark and sinful world through His Word. Jesus came and lived and died on this earth that we may be able to walk in the light by accepting Jesus as our Savior.

Once we accept Jesus as our Savior we are to hide His Word in our hearts to help prevent us from sinning. When we read and study God’s Word His light will shine in our lives and cast out the darkness of sin. That light will begin to shine through us into the world.

There are many ways we can let the light of God shine in the world. One way is by sharing His Word with others. Another way is by showing His love to other people through our lives and our actions.

 

Things to think about:

  • How can we help to shine the light of God in the world?
  • What does the light do to the darkness?
  • How can we know if we have the light of Jesus in our lives?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

We thank You that You let the light shine into this dark sinful world through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Thank You for sacrificing His life so that we don’t have to live in darkness. Help that light to shine through us into the world. Forgive us of the times we’ve failed to shine Your light into the lives of those who surround us. Help us to shine the light of Your love into the world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse for Journaling and Memorization:

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

– John 8:12

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Daily Bible Reading “I Am Wisdom” (Proverbs 8:12-21)

Proverbs 8 fear-the-lordI Am Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 8:12-21. Solomon describes wisdom in this Scripture. He tells us what wisdom is and the value of finding wisdom. I wisdom abide with caution, and find out knowledge of clever creations. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: I hate pride, and arrogance, evil ways, and the perverse mouth.

Counsel and sound wisdom are mine: I am understanding; I have strength. By me kings, princes, nobles and all the judges of the earth rule and reign, and princes decree justice.

I love those who love me. Those who seek me early will find me. Riches and honor are with me; durable riches and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold; and my profits than choice silver.

I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: That I may cause those who love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

One of my favorite prayers is the Serenity Prayer. It is a prayer I repeated over and over to myself at difficult times in my life. There were times when life was so hard I didn’t know if I could make it through. This prayer spoke for me.

There were times in my life when my heart was so broken I didn’t feel like I could pray for myself, I remember repeating the words of this prayer and it encouraged me to keep going when I felt like giving up.

At that time, I didn’t know the whole prayer, I only recited the first four lines over and over, but it was exactly what I needed during some extremely difficult times of my life. I share the words of this prayer here to encourage you that when life seems impossible to get through God can find a way to encourage you and help you get through those difficult times and bring you out on the other side. As hard as it is to understand sometimes, everything in our life happens for a reason.

You have to cling to God and ask Him to give you strength and the wisdom, knowledge and understanding to do the right things when life is so hard you don’t know what to do. He may not remove the circumstances from your life. But, He will give you the strength you need to get through the situation and you will be stronger on the other side of it.

 

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;

Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Amen.

– Reinhold Niebuhr

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 8:12-21

12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.
20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does it mean to fear the LORD?
  •  What are some of the things we learn about wisdom in this Scripture?
  • From where do you feel you have obtained the most wisdom in your life thus far?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture and think about what Solomon shares about wisdom we see that he says to fear the LORD is to hate evil. Help us to remove every evil way from our lives. Remove pride, arrogance and any evil speech from our lives. Help us to live righteously before You. Forgive us of the times we have failed You. Give us wisdom to live the way You would have us to and strength to endure the race that You have set before us. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

– Proverbs 8:12

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Daily Bible Reading “The Value of Wisdom” (Proverbs 8:1-11)

 

Proverbs 8 TheValue of WisdomThe Value of Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 8:1-11. In this Scripture, Solomon shares the value of wisdom. He says, “Doesn’t wisdom cry and understanding raise her voice? She stands in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths. She cries at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.”

Wisdom cries out, to you, I call. Those of you, who are simple, understand wisdom: and, those of you who are fools have an understanding heart.

Listen; I speak of excellent things; and when I open my lips you will hear right things. My mouth speaks the truth; and wickedness is a disgrace to my lips.

All the words of my mouth are honest; there is nothing presumptuous or perverse in them. They are all simple to those who understand, and right to those who find knowledge.

Obtain my instruction rather than silver; and knowledge rather than gold. Wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things we desire are not to be compared to it.

There are some very wise and intelligent people in this world. There are people who have made millions of dollars because of their wisdom and knowledge. In this Scripture, Solomon reminds us that wisdom is more valuable than rubies, silver, or gold.

We can learn and become knowledgeable about all kinds of things, but the wisdom we learn from the Bible teaches us how to live godly lives. As Christians, this is something we need to know and strive to do. The wisdom that is shared in the Bible far exceeds the wisdom of man, it is inspired by God.

Where can we learn better about wisdom, knowledge, and understanding than from the Word of God? How do you show you value the wisdom that you learn from the Word of God?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 8:1-11

1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.
3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.
6 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.
7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.
9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.
11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What are some of the things Solomon compares to the value of wisdom?
  • In what ways do you value wisdom?
  • What does Solomon tell us about wisdom in this Scripture?
  • Who is the wisest person you know?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in Proverbs, Solomon shares the value of wisdom. Help us to understand the value of wisdom and to treasure Your wisdom above all others, in our lives. Help us to take the wisdom we learn from Your Word and apply it to our lives daily, so that we can live righteous lives and set good examples for others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

Bible Verse to Journal or Memorize:

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

– Proverbs 8:11

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