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Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 13 – This verse emphasizes that those who keep God’s Word will be blessed, but those who despise His laws will suffer destruction. God gave His commands for our good. He desires that we avoid the suffering that sin brings. He does not punish us when we are disobedient, but rather it is the consequences of our own rebellion that brings us harm. A good parent warns a child not to touch a hot stove. It is not the parent’s fault if the child disobeys. Even so, if the child is accidentally burned, his father immediately takes care of him. He may scold the child for disobeying, but he is sensitive to his pain. It is the same with God. He does not cause hurtful things to happen in our lives. Would a good earthly parent make their child touch a hot stove?

Thought for the Day

Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
Thought for the Day In these verses, we find three precious gems of wisdom: how to avoid contention, how to prosper financially, and how the results of answered prayer will produce growth and life. Verse 10 – Unyielding pride always produces strife. To live peaceably, we must be humble, not thinking of ourselves as better than others. To be right about the facts, and yet act in a wrong way is still not right. As God’s children, we must always act as He would have us act (1 Peter 5:5-7). This is not to say we should always defer to others or be a “door mat.” Sometimes, it is harder to face people by speaking the truth in love, as we would rather avoid a difficult confrontation. When we find ourselves in disagreement, we should ask God how He would have us respond, no

Thought for the Day

Written by | April 3, 2020 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 7 – This verse compares a rich and poor man; distinguishing between true riches and worldly wealth. True riches are found in Christ, while the wealth of this world is simply temporary ownership of money and things. A man may accumulate great wealth in this life, but he will not be able to take any of it with him when he dies. Jesus told a parable about a wealthy man who had such a large harvest he ran out of room to store it. He tore down his barns, built bigger ones, and congratulated himself: “Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up

Thought for the Day

Written by | March 18, 2020 | 0
Thought for the Day Verse 1 – Those who love the knowledge of God also love His instruction. A teacher instructs his students and has them study a textbook to pass their exams. Good students apply what they learn and pass their tests with high scores. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and the Bible is our textbook. Applying it to our lives enables us to pass life’s tests. With instruction also comes reproof. God corrects us as any good teacher does; bringing to light the mistakes made in the lesson and the misunderstandings that caused the error. Because good students desire to master their lessons, they value correction. We should be grateful that the Lord corrects us when we stray from His will. Hebrews tells us that He deals with us as a Father deals with a son (Hebrews 12:5-11).

Thought for the Day

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,