Tag: Proverbs 7:1-3

Pray for those in authority!

Scripture reading for September 25th: 1 Timothy 2, Psalm 42, Proverbs 7

Key Scriptures: 1st Timothy 2:1-6 “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.  This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.”  

Paul urged Timothy to lead the believers in all kinds of prayers for those in authority.   All those in leadership are part of God’s established covering and are under God’s authority even if they are not believers.  Prayer helps created an order in our community that allows believers to lead a peaceful life and share the Gospel with all men.  This Gospel is that Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man and He alone gave Himself as a ransom for us to free us from the penalty and power of our sins.

Faith Confession:  I pray for those in authority and value the freedom granted to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ will all who will listen.  Jesus Christ is the one mediator between God and man.

Proverbs 7:1-3 “My son, keep My words and treasure up My commandments with you; keep My commandments and live; keep My teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”  

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Don’t pass judgment!

Scripture reading for July 2nd:  Romans 14, Psalm 131, Proverbs 7

Key Scriptures:  Romans 14:10-12  “Why do you pass judgment on your brother?  Or you, why do you despise your brother?  For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God;  for it is written,”As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.”  So then each of us will give account of himself to God.”

Paul was instructing the Roman believers in their need for care in passing judgment on fellow believers based on customs or traditions.  He cautioned them not to pass judgment, condemning or despising brothers or sisters for breaking some law or rule.  Each believer should remember that they must give an account to God for all their own deeds done in the body at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

Faith confession:  Lord, help me to keep from judging brothers and sisters in the Lord based on traditions or customs.  I believe that the finished work of Christ, who totally obeyed His Father, will keep me and them on the day of judgment.

Proverbs 7:1-3 “My son, keep My words and treasure up My commandments with you; keep My commandments and live; keep My teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”  

 

 

 

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Lamb of God, Son of God!

Scripture reading for April 5th:  John 1, Psalm 69, Proverbs 7

Key Scriptures: John 1:29, 32-34 “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world! . . . .And John bore witness:  “I saw the Spirit descend from  heaven like a dove and it remained on Him.  I myself did not know Him, but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on Whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is He who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.””

When Jesus appeared where His cousin John the Baptist was baptizing, John made a faith declaration concerning Jesus.  John plainly stated that Jesus was the “Lamb of God” who takes away the sins of the world.  He also stated that He would be the One who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and Jesus was the “Son of God.”  John stated that the Father who had sent him had revealed this to him.

Faith confession:  Jesus is the Lamb of God, Son of God, who gave His body and life blood to obtain my forgiveness and allow me to receive the baptism with the Holy Spirit.  I hold fast to these truths forever!

Proverbs 7:1-3 “My son, keep My words and treasure up My commandments with you; keep My commandments and live; keep My teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”  

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Beware of Pride and Presumption

Scripture reading for January 9th: Matthew 7, Psalm 7, Prov. 7

Key Scriptures:  Matthew 7:21-23  “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.  On that day many will say to Me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your Name, and cast  out demons in Your Name, and do many mighty works in Your Name?’  And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you workers of lawlessness.'”

Jesus taught His disciples that confession of faith was not enough in and of itself to guarantee entrance into the kingdom of heaven.  Even works done in the Name of Jesus would not qualify a person for entrance.  Confession and good works must be accompanied by complete submission to God and yielding to His will in every area of life.  Faith confessions must be demonstrated by humble obedience to God’s will and word.

Faith’s confession:  Jesus, I confess that You are Lord of my life.  I pray that Your kingdom would come and Your will would be done in my life on earth as in heaven.  Deliver me from pride and presumption, and fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I may truly know You better each day.

Proverbs 7:1-3 “My son, keep My words and treasure up My commandments with you; keep My commandments and live; keep My teaching as the apple of your eye; bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.”  

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