Daily Bible Study

@just4him (109996)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 4, 2016 7:43am CST
Day 88 Proverbs 13:21 Proverbs 13:21 Evil pursues sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repaid. Everyone wants good things to happen in their lives. They do not want to be hounded by things going wrong, breaking down, illness or disease, or early death to take place in their lives. Yet these things happen to us for a variety of reasons. Solomon was a man who pursued many different avenues in his life. There was a time in his life when he walked away from God and pursued the gods of his many wives, worshiping them, and building altars to them. Thus, he could speak from experience when he said evil pursued sinners. He also noted that when he adhered to God’s laws and worshiped him, he saw good in his life. In the account of Job, we see a righteous man who loved God and worshiped him daily. Yet evil pursued him. Does that mean that Job was evil? No. Satan asked permission to bring trouble his way, and God granted him permission, but he could not kill him. As Christians, you need to examine your life to find out why trouble is coming your way. If you have walked away from God as Solomon did, then you need to come back to him, and give him worship and praise, spending time in his Word, so you know the direction God is taking you. However, if you have not walked away, and your life is one of deep commitment to God, then rejoice because God is allowing Satan to test you and if you do not waver, you will reap the rewards of a devoted life to God. Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. (KJV) Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, faints not, neither is weary? There is no searching of his understanding. 29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increases strength. 30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. James 1:2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 1 Peter 1:6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. Though this is true for every believer, those who have not accepted Jesus as Savior and Lord, will find evil pursuing them. You find evil prevalent in the world today. ISIS hunts down and terrorizes anyone who will not embrace their teachings. You can open your newspapers, online news sites, turn on your televisions and hear how evil has taken hold of man’s heart in the many accounts of tragedy being reported. And if it isn’t man causing the trouble, then Satan brings about natural disasters that take lives and leave people devastated. No matter how horrendous the trouble coming your way, if you accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, your rewards are eternal. You can do two things. You can praise God for your troubles, which are fleeting, and you can rebuke Satan. When he sees you taking a stand for Jesus Christ, unwavering in your conviction, he must flee – leave you alone. Let’s pray: Father, help me maintain an unwavering commitment to you, so that no matter what Satan tries to do to me, nothing will hinder my relationship with you and he must flee. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 4 December 2016 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Kandae11 (35185)
4 Dec 16
Isaiah 31 is my favorite.
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@just4him (109996)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec 16
Do you mean Chapter 31 or the 31st verse? Verse 31 is a favorite of a lot of people, including me.
@Kandae11 (35185)
5 Dec 16
@just4him I mean verse 31.
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@just4him (109996)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Dec 16
@Kandae11 Okay, I thought so, wanted to make certain.
@Drosophila (16730)
• Ireland
4 Dec 16
Indeed all shall come to pass
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@just4him (109996)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Dec 16
Yes it will. Welcome back!
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@Drosophila (16730)
• Ireland
5 Dec 16
@just4him thank you
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