Daily Bible Study

@just4him (117490)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
September 12, 2016 10:46am CST
Day 6 Proverbs 3:1-10 Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. 9 Honor the LORD with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. We all want things to go right in our lives. We want to find the perfect job on the first try, the perfect house that doesn’t need any kind of renovations, perfect children, and good friends who will stick by us come rain or shine. Yet, what we have is far from that. Our lives are filled with chaos and finding anything we want on the first try rarely happens. Solomon told his son the key to having favor with God and man. It was in keeping God’s law, and not just keeping it, but writing it down so he wouldn’t forget it. Then he was not to forget to honor God with the first fruits of his crops. He was also to trust God to lead him and not trust his own thoughts and instincts. When we follow the same guidelines Solomon set forth for his son, we will see favor and blessing on our lives. God will protect and guide us every day of our lives. That is not to say Satan will not come against us, he will. However, God will be our defense when Satan attacks, and he will defeat him. We just need to rely on God not ourselves. As Christians we have the added benefit of having Jesus, God’s Son, and the Holy Spirit also directing our lives and seeing to our safety and welfare. Our path is laid before us if we will take the time to walk it and not rely on our own thoughts and intellect to guide us. God has the better plan for our lives. We only need to trust him. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Let’s pray: Father, help me trust you to guide me on the path you chose for me. Let me look to you when Satan attacks and not trust in myself and what I think I can do to overcome his schemes. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 12 September 2016 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Sep 16
Another good daily bible study that you wrote. I really enjoy reading them every day.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep 16
I'm glad you are enjoying them. Thank you.
@bunnybon7 (36548)
• Holiday, Florida
12 Sep 16
thanks for the Bible readings. yes I have to keep reminding myself everything can not be perfect and perhaps he has a plan
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep 16
God always has a plan for our lives.
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@BettyB (4221)
• Summerville, South Carolina
12 Sep 16
If we trust in the Lord, he will provide. That doesn't mean there will be no hardship, but God will not abandon us in times of trial.
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@just4him (117490)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Sep 16
No he won't.