Daily Bible Reading “Even a Child is Known by Their Deeds” (Proverbs 20:11-19)

Even a Child is Known by Their Deeds

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 20:11-19. As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs, we are reminded that even a child is known by their deeds, whether their work is pure, and whether it is right. If the Bible says that a child is known by their actions, how much more are we, as adults, known by our actions? We all will have to eventually give an account for our actions.

The LORD made both the hearing ear, and the eye that sees. Thank you, God, for creating our ears so that we could hear and our eyes which can see the beautiful creation that you made.

Those who love sleep come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will be satisfied with bread. This is a warning for those who are lazy and only want to sleep. A certain amount of sleep is necessary for the body, but lying in the bed all day doing nothing will lead to poverty.

The buyer declares, “It is bad,” when they are trying to get a deal, but when they have gone their way, then they boast of the great deal they attained.

The Scripture compares lips full of knowledge to a precious jewel. This shows the value of knowledge and being able to share that knowledge with others.

Take the clothing of a stranger as collateral if that’s all they have to offer: and take a security of him for a peculiar woman.

Funds obtained by deception are sweet to a person; but later they act as if their mouth is filled with gravel.

Every purpose is established by counsel: and before making war be sure to get good advice.

Those who are tattle tales will make your secrets public: therefore don’t gossip with those who like to sweet-talk with their lips.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 20:11-19

11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

 

Things to think about:

  • What does this Scripture say we are known by?
  •  Why should we seek counsel?
  •  What does this Scripture say about a talebearer?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that even a child is known by their deeds. Help us to be aware of this and keep watch over ourselves and the things that we do. Help us to follow Your ways and not the ways of the world. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Psalm 119 has already been published in a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

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Daily Bible Reading “Get Wisdom” (Proverbs 19:8-15)

Get Wisdom

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 19:8-15. In this Scripture, we are reminded that those who get wisdom love their own soul: those who cherish understanding will prosper.

A false witness will not go without punishment, and those who tell lies will perish. The truth will eventually come to light.

Gladness is not fitting for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

It is by choice that a person defers their anger; and it is their glory to overlook an indiscretion.

The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion; but his favor is like dew drops spread on the grass.

A foolish child is the misfortune of their father: and the conflicts of a wife are constantly plummeting.

Houses and riches are the heritage of fathers: and a wise wife is from the LORD.

Laziness will cast you into a deep slumber; and an idle soul will go hungry.

Wisdom and understanding are not something that everybody has. It is something we have to seek after. One of the ways we can gain insight and wisdom is through studying God’s Word.

We should always be in a state of learning as we seek to gain wisdom and knowledge. Life is a constant process of learning, both from our own experiences and from persistently reading and studying.

We can’t expect wisdom to come knocking on our door. We have to pursue wisdom, knowledge and understanding.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 19:8-15

8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12 The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What does this Scripture say about those who get wisdom?
  • What do we learn about a false witness in this Scripture?
  • In what ways do you pursue wisdom?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded those who get wisdom love their own soul. Help us to seek Your wisdom as we study Your Word and learn Your ways. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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The Book of Psalms Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book will contain approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms Part 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or groups.

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Daily Bible Reading “Walk in Integrity” (Proverbs 19:1-7)

Walk in Integrity

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 19:1-7. In this Scripture, we are reminded that better is the poor who walk in integrity, than one who is perverse in their lips, and is a fool.

Also, that the soul without knowledge is not good; and those who are hasty with their feet sin.

The foolishness of a person corrupts their way: and their heart frets against the LORD.

Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. Have you ever noticed how wealthy people seem to have many friends, but poor people have very few friends?

A false witness will not go unpunished, and those who speak lies will not escape. Lying will catch up with you. Even if you don’t get caught immediately, the truth will eventually come out and you will be caught in a lie.

Many will plead for the favor of a prince: and every person is a friend to those who give gifts.

All the brethren of the poor hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? He pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 19:1-7

1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

 

Things to think about:

  •  What do you think it means to walk in integrity?
  • What does this Scripture say about a person who tells lies?
  • How do the wealthy and the poor compare concerning friends?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this Scripture we are reminded that it is better to be poor and walk in integrity. Help us to walk in integrity in our lives and our businesses. Help us to be fair and honest to all people. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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The Book of Psalms Part 1 Chapters 1-30 by Deborah H. Bateman is part of the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book will contain approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.

Psalm 119 has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from the enemies.

The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.

The Book of Psalms Part 1 Chapters 1-30 contains thirty-one Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or groups.

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Daily Bible Reading “A Gift is Like a Precious Stone” (Proverbs 17:8-14)

A Gift is Like a Precious Stone

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 17:8-14. In this Scripture, we are reminded that a gift is like a precious stone in the eyes of those who have it: where ever it turns, it prospers.

Those who cover a transgression seek love; but those who repeat a matter separate best friends.

A rebuke enters more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.

An evil person seeks rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger will be sent against them.

Let a bear robbed of her whelps encounter a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

Evil will not depart from the house of those who reward evil for good.

The beginning of strife is like water that bursts forth: so forsake controversy, before it is exposed.

We are told that a gift is like a precious stone. How does it make you feel when someone gives you a gift? Do you treasure the gift as if it were a precious stone?

The greatest gift of all is the gift of salvation. God sacrificed His only Son, Jesus, on the cross in order to offer us salvation from our sins. If a gift is like a precious stone, how can we ever put a value on the most precious gift of all? How can we show our gratitude for this gift?

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 17:8-14

8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

 

Things think about:

  • What is a gift compared to in this Scripture?
  • What do evil people seek?
  • What happens to those who reward evil with good?
  • Have you accepted God’s precious gift of salvation? If so, how do you show your appreciation to God for the gift?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that a gift is like a precious stone. The greatest gift of all is the gift of salvation. Thank You for the sacrifice that was made on the cross for our salvation. Help us to show our love and appreciation for this gift. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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Daily Bible Reading “Little is Much” (Proverbs 17:1-7)

Little is Much

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Proverbs 17:1-7. In this Scripture, we are reminded that it is better to have a dry morsel of bread, and have peace and quiet, than a full house of sacrifices with strife.

A wise servant will have rule over a child that causes shame, and will have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD tries our hearts.

A wicked person listens to lies; and a liar listens to a naughty tongue.

Whoever mocks the poor reproaches their Maker: and those who are happy about calamities will not go unpunished.

Grandchildren are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

Excellent speech does not become a fool: neither does lying lips become a prince.

We are reminded in this Scripture that it is better to have a little and live in peace than to have a lot and live in strife. Many times we put so much emphasis on getting things that it causes strife in our homes. The truth is we would be happier and live more peaceful with less.

We cause ourselves so much stress trying to keep up with other people. If we would learn to live within our means we would be happier and not be so stressed out because we are having trouble making ends meet.

Have you ever known somebody who never seemed to be content? They seem to always want something and are never satisfied no matter how much they attain. Have you ever noticed the more you attain the more responsibility you have to take care of it all. Don’t get me wrong, I like nice things, but sometimes we never seem to be satisfied.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content” (1 Timothy 6:6-8).

This Scripture reminds us that if our basic needs are taken care of we should be satisfied. But, for many of us that is not enough. We are always striving to attain more. Why can’t we learn to be content with what we have?


Daily Bible Reading:

Proverbs 17:1-7

1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why is it better to have a little and peace than a lot with strife?
  • Who tries our hearts?
  • What is the crown of older people?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this Scripture in the book of Proverbs we are reminded that it is better to have a little and have peace than to have a lot and live in strife. Help us to be content and grateful for what we have. Help us to live peaceful lives. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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In the book of Esther, Esther was adopted by her cousin Mordecai. In a series of events and through fasting, prayer and God’s favor Esther was placed in a position to save the Jewish people. Esther was adopted by her cousin Mordecai, who told her maybe she was born for such a time as this.

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