Free Printable Devotional Sheets
Monday, August 25th
Today's Daily Verse is found in Proverbs 23.12 (session 3)
"Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to the words of knowledge."
This is session 3...
We have covered 1-10. Today we shall look at number 11 through 15...
The instruction and knowledge of GOD is information that GOD's system provides.
There is good information, and bad information.
The source is the difference... which means - where does the information originate from? Who is speaking? What is their agenda? Why are they saying what they are saying? What is their plan?
What GOD says can be trusted.
His information, which is found in the scriptures, has the power to establish GOD wisdom in our life.
"Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts"
Here lies the value of the Bible, as the one source of instruction, and the alone "treasure-house" of the "words of knowledge."
Number 11 thru 15 today...
11. We will be delivered from illicit relationships
In a sex-drenched media of constant harassment, seduction, and embarrassment - this becomes the only safety net some of us have...
12. We will have good relationships
13. We will dwell in our inheritance
"Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong.
2 For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper.
4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.
5 Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.
6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.
7 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.
Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.
8 Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper - it only leads to harm.
9 For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land.
10 Soon the wicked will disappear. Though you look for them, they will be gone.
11 The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the godly; they snarl at them in defiance.
13 But the Lord just laughs, for he sees their day of judgment coming.
14 The wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.
15 But their swords will stab their own hearts, and their bows will be broken.
16 It is better to be godly and have little than to be evil and rich.
17 For the strength of the wicked will be shattered, but the Lord takes care of the godly.
18 Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever.
19 They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough.
20 But the wicked will die. The Lord’s enemies are like flowers in a field—
they will disappear like smoke.
21 The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers.
22 Those the Lord blesses will possess the land, but those he curses will die.
23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.
24 Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.
25 Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned
or their children begging for bread.
26 The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing.
27 Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever.
28 For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly.
He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die.
29 The godly will possess the land and will live there forever.
30 The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong.
31 They have made God’s law their own, so they will never slip from his path.
32 The wicked wait in ambush for the godly, looking for an excuse to kill them.
33 But the Lord will not let the wicked succeed or let the godly be condemned when they are put on trial.
34 Put your hope in the Lord. Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you by giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.
35 I have seen wicked and ruthless people flourishing like a tree in its native soil.
36 But when I looked again, they were gone! Though I searched for them, I could not find them!
37 Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.
38 But the rebellious will be destroyed; they have no future.
39 The Lord rescues the godly; he is their fortress in times of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them, rescuing them from the wicked. He saves them, and they find shelter in him."
14. We will have a long life
Enoch walked with GOD's wisdom system in him for 365 years and GOD just transferred him without death.. Hebrews 11.5 "It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God."
15. We will have favor with GOD
Favor of men is the fruit of having favor with GOD. Look at Joseph, David, Daniel, Samuel, etc...
Luke 2.52 "Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people." - that's how it works!
1 Samuel 2.26 "Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew taller and grew in favor with the Lord and with the people."
GOD's Wisdom gives us :
Benefits 21-25 session 5 Proverbs 23.12D
Benefits 26-30 session 6 Proverbs 23.12E
Benefits 31-35 session 7 Proverbs 23.12F
Benefits 36-40 session 8 Proverbs 23.12G
Benefits 41-44 session 9 Proverbs 23.12H
See you tomorrow...
Bible Study Lessons