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Written by | September 20, 2019 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 1 – All kings have special privileges and laborers at their disposal. Solomon’s scribes originally recorded the proverbs and judgments he pronounced in court. Nearly 300 years later, the servants of Solomon’s descendant, King Hezekiah, found additional proverbs of Solomon’s not included in his book. Verse 2 – This verse begins the collection of Solomon’s proverbs found by Hezekiah’s men. God’s wisdom is concealed from men, but we can search it out, even as Solomon did. However, we must commit our lives to God and study the Bible to avail ourselves of this wisdom. God hides His wisdom from those who will not apply it to their lives, but reveals it to those who search it out. “The secret things belong unto the LORD

Thought for the Day

Written by | September 12, 2019 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 19 – We should not envy any privilege or possession of the wicked, nor consider forsaking God for the sake of temporary riches or power. What the wicked have in this world is already passing away. Fretting is an ungodly trait; it is a form of worry. God does not want us to worry, but to cast our cares upon Him who cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). We are told to remain thankful, no matter what kind of situation we find ourselves in, and look to God in prayer for the needed answers to the problems of that situation. When we do this, God furnishes His peace to us, even in a storm or fearful circumstances. God’s peace is one of the most wonderful gifts that He gives to us because it is not dependent upon our circumstances. Every child of God can testify to this,

Thought for the Day

Written by | August 10, 2019 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 15 – The Bible says that foolishness is in the hearts of all children. This is expressed by several words in Hebrew. One definition of foolishness is silliness. Children are notorious for doing silly things that could endanger their lives. Another Biblical definition of foolishness is rebellion, which can reside in a child even at a very young age. Both silliness and rebellion are dangerous attributes. When rebellion surfaces in a child, it is the parent’s duty to drive it out. In Day 97 we looked at the fact that if we love our children, we will consistently discipline them. In Day 175 we saw that it is important to begin disciplining our children at an early age, and that we must not allow their crying to deter us from disciplining them. In Day 235 we

Thought for the Day

Written by | December 6, 2018 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 25 – The fear of man, and allowing people to intimidate us, brings a snare upon us. Fear is as confining as a trap, preventing us from doing what we ought. We must put our trust in the Lord, and not fear what man might do to us. We must learn to cry out to Him when we are in trouble, for He will keep us safe (Psalm 56:9-11). Those who are “born again” will find that the Lord is on their side, and if God is for us, what man can stand against us? God is the final authority, and nothing can separate us from His love. “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Who shall lay any thing

Thought for the Day

Written by | December 6, 2018 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 22 – Giving vent to anger rather than properly handling it leads to many other sins, such as blasphemy, destruction of property, strife, abuse, and even murder. Anger is a form of pride, and pride breeds many other woes. An angry man will stir up strife, thus causing dissension. Some people think that they can manage their anger if it is directed at just one person; however, a spirit of anger is not easy to contain. Anger toward even one person will spill out upon those with whom we are not angry. That is why we must resist unbridled anger, and learn to release it to God by forgiving others when they hurt us. Verse 23 – Pride is another deadly sin. If we exalt ourselves, we will be brought down from our lofty place. “Pride goeth before destruction,

Thought for the Day

Written by | July 29, 2018 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 30 – No matter how brilliant a man’s plan against God may be, it will not prevail. Man is mortal; he makes mistakes and faces uncontrollable events. Every plan of man is subject to change, cancellation, or destruction. None of man’s wisdom and understanding is any match for the Lord. “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” (1 Corinthians 1:19-20). All plans of God are guaranteed success, as Romans 8:31b says: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” “But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts,

Thought for the Day

Written by | July 29, 2018 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 28 – A man that listens to the wisdom of God attentively will endure, since God’s Word is the final authority. False witnesses lie under oath and are punished when found out. A man who listens attentively to God’s Word understands and obeys it and will not lie. An honest man respects others enough to pay attention to what they say and so can accurately relate what he hears. His testimony is dependable and stands up in court. Since the book of Proverbs is about wisdom, one of the main things it stresses is to give thought to what we speak and what we listen to. Most of us have probably seen the portrayal of three monkeys, each with its hands over a different part of its head. One has his hands over his ears, another covers his eyes, while the last

Thought for the Day

Written by | July 29, 2018 | 0
Thought for the Day Verses 25-26 – The lazy soul does not want to provide for himself, but looks to others to care for him. We all experience hard times, but this verse is talking about a habitually lazy person, not a truly needy person. Slothful people are greedy, but their unwillingness to provide for themselves frustrates them. They live in a “dream world,” desiring things, but never taking the responsibility to obtain them. They also look for easy ways to make money. Many take up gambling or turn to illegal ways of gaining money. We need to pray for slothful people, since the Lord desires to change their lives and give them a desire to work. The righteous man is entirely different; he reaches out and gives. He does not try to withhold those things that he is able to help

Thought for the Day

Written by | July 29, 2018 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 23 – It is profitable to learn to be careful in what we say, since wise words can keep us from trouble. There is another scripture in the New Testament that elaborates on this: “…If any one does not offend in speech-never says the wrong things – he is a fully developed character and a perfect man, able to control his whole body and to curb his entire nature. If we set bits in the horses’ mouths to make them obey us, we can turn their whole bodies about. Likewise, look at the ships: though they are so great and are driven by rough winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the impulse of the helmsman determines. Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest

Thought for the Day

Written by | July 29, 2018 | 0
Thought for the Day Wise Christians are able to scale and destroy Satanic strongholds, whether they are in their own lives, their neighbors’ lives, their cities, or their countries. The Holy Spirit is emphasizing the subject of spiritual warfare to the church in this hour. Warfare means waging an assault against an enemy. Spiritual warfare takes place in the invisible spiritual realm consisting of two kingdoms: God’s kingdom of light and righteousness, and Satan’s dark kingdom of wickedness. God and His people are at war against Satan and his followers. It is vital that we have a thorough understanding of the spiritual realm and be able to recognize the enemy and his tactics if we are to obtain victory. “Do ye look on things after the outward appearance?” (1 Corinthians