Daily Bible Study

@just4him (116854)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
December 11, 2016 6:03am CST
Day 95 Proverbs 14:5 Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. 6 A scorner seeks wisdom, and finds it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understands. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceive not in him the lips of knowledge. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favor. 10 The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. 11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. 12 There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Everybody loves an honest person. However, honest people can be hard to find. You don’t know who you can trust and suspect everyone of deceit. Solomon showed one way to determine an honest man from a deceitful one, and that was whether they scorned people who used wisdom and discretion in their daily lives. Foolish people didn’t know how to use discretion but plowed ahead disregarding the consequences of their actions. You can use the same yardstick Solomon used to determine whether you can trust a person or not. You will also find trustworthy, honest people will have a reputation for honesty. While dishonest, untrustworthy people believe everything they do will turn out good, only to find it won’t. As Christians, you are to produce fruit unto righteousness. You do that by following the example Jesus taught the people. His life was an example of righteousness, and he taught the people how to remain true to God and bear fruit of righteousness. John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. 2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it, that it may bring forth more fruit. 3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. 4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. 5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Solomon showed that a man’s ways would determine whether he was wise of foolish. So too your lives bear the fruit you sow, whether it bears good fruit or bad. When you put your faith and trust in Jesus as Savior and Lord, you will always bear good fruit. Even a good person can be foolish if they don’t accept Jesus as Savior and Lord. Their end is death or Hell. No one wants to go to Hell, but Solomon and Jesus both showed that the life a person leads would determine his eternal destination: eternal life in heaven or eternal death in Hell. Are you wise or foolish? What kind of fruit do you sow? Let’s pray: Father, help me live my life in you, bringing forth the fruit of righteousness and not act as a fool, disregarding your Word, which is life for my soul. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen. Copyright © 11 December 2016 by Valerie Routhieaux Image courtesy of Pixabay
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@Kandae11 (36907)
11 Dec 16
"I am the vine, ye are the branches" - those words say a lot.
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@just4him (116854)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec 16
Yes they do.
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@jstory07 (67037)
• Roseburg, Oregon
12 Dec 16
It is rare to find honest people. But when you find one I hope you keep them as your friend.
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@just4him (116854)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec 16
I do. They are rare. My friend who went with me on vacation is a rare gem.