Daily Bible Reading 23 October 2018

10/23/18 Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 6-8, Proverbs 23

Jeremiah 8:4-6 (NKJV)
“Moreover you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Will they fall and not rise? Will one turn away and not return? Why has this people slidden back, Jerusalem, in a perpetual backsliding? They hold fast to deceit, They refuse to return. I listened and heard, But they do not speak aright. No man repented of his wickedness, Saying, ‘What have I done?’ Everyone turned to his own course, As the horse rushes into the battle.

 

Daily Bible reading 22 October 2018

10/22/18 Daily Bible Reading: Jeremiah 3-5, Hebrews 7, Proverbs 22

Jeremiah 3:15 (NKJV)
And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.

 Hebrews 7:1-4 (NKJV)
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, to whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. Now consider how great this man was, to whom even the patriarch Abraham gave a tenth of the spoils.

Free Bible Software: Wordsearch.com

I just downloaded a free book for my Wordsearch account. It is the Holman Treasury of Key Bible words. By the way, the basic Wordsearch program is free and comes with a lot of free books you can download. These books would fill a room and cost a great amount, but can be at your fingertips for nothing.
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This is the first one and I really liked how it breaks it all out.
Abide
Greek expression: menō
Pronunciation: MEHN oh
Strong’s Number: <G3306>
In our fast-paced society, who has the time to stay put or sit around? But that is exactly what Jesus commands his followers to do in order to be productive: “Abide in Me, and I in you” (John 15:4, nkjv). In Christ’s well-known vine illustration in John 15:1-8, Jesus tells believers “to stay put”—“don’t go anywhere.” The Greek word here is menō. It means “to abide,” “to remain,” or “to stay.”
According to Jesus’ illustration, each branch—that is, each believer—has been positioned in the vine—that is, Christ. Jesus orders each branch to “remain” in union with him, not to “attain” that union. In John 15:4, the Greek word for “abide” is an imperative (Gk. meinate). It is constative; it encompasses the entire act of abiding and views the act as a single event. Then, in the following verse (John 15:5), the Lord uses present tense verbs to describe the continual activity involved in maintaining this “organic” union with Christ. Each branch that continues to remain in the vine will keep on bearing fruit (John 15:5). Some commentators say that the fruit is new converts; while others assert it is “the fruit of the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22). The devotional writer, Andrew Murray, says “the essential idea of fruit is that it is the silent natural restful produce of our inner life.” This fruit is the practical expression of the indwelling Holy Spirit in our lives. This should attract others to Christ.
Each branch that does not continue to abide in the vine is cut off from the vine (John 15:6). What did Jesus mean by that statement? When Israel failed to be a profitable fruit-bearing vine, when it didn’t yield the good fruit of righteousness, God said He would destroy that vine (see Ps. 80:8-16; Isa. 5:5-7; Ezek. 15:2-7; 19:10-14). Yet such destruction did not mean eternal perdition for all Israelites; it meant a withdrawal of God’s blessing so that a remnant of Israelites would seek the Lord again. On the positive side, Jesus assures His disciples of the fruitfulness of each branch that continues to abide in Him—the vine.
Key Verses
John 15:4-7, 9-10; 1 John 2:24, 27-28
But since abiding in the vine can be so subjective, Jesus quickly defines what He means by abiding in the vine. Abiding in the vine means abiding in God’s Word and keeping Jesus’ commands (John 15:7, 10; see also 1 John 2:6). Every believer who remains in Jesus, who is careful to learn from God’s Word and to obey His commands, will be fruitful (John 15:7-10). It is God’s design that believers should live in union with His Son and become fruitful—that is, express the effect of their union with Jesus in their daily lives. This is what glorifies the Father—a changed heart and a changed life.
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained.

Daily Bible Reading 20 October 2018

10/20/18 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 66-Jeremiah 2, Hebrews 6, Proverbs 20

Isaiah 66:1-2 (NKJV)
Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist,” Says the LORD. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.

Book: Jeremiah

Author: Jeremiah(1:1), with some assistance from Baruch, a scribe(36:4).

Date: Approximately 585 BC.

In ten words or less: After years of sinful behavior, Judah will be punished.

“From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission”

Jeremiah 1:4-8 (NKJV)
Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
Then said I: “Ah, Lord GOD! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.”
But the LORD said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the LORD.

 Hebrews 6:1-6 (NKJV)
Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and put Him to an open shame.

Daily Service: Fathers

DAY 82

Fathers

Dads, can God say this about you?

Genesis 18:19 NKJV
For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice, that the LORD may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.”

God placed man at the head of the household.  You Dad must lead by example. In prayer, in Bible study, in fellowship, in church.  Your kids will follow your example, make no mistake about that.  But I have to look at myself first and say, “What am I communicating to my kids?”

1 John 2:13-15 (AMP)
I am writing to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be aware of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I am writing to you, young men, because you have been victorious over the wicked [one]. I write to you, boys (lads), because you have come to know (recognize and be aware) of the Father.
I write to you, fathers, because you have come to know (recognize, be conscious of, and understand) Him Who [has existed] from the beginning. I write to you, young men, because you are strong and vigorous, and the Word of God is [always] abiding in you (in your hearts), and you have been victorious over the wicked one.
Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him.

Colossians 3:17-20 (AMP)
And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him.  Wives, be subject to your husbands [subordinate and adapt yourselves to them], as is right and fitting and your proper duty in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives [be affectionate and sympathetic with them] and do not be harsh or bitter or resentful toward them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this is pleasing to the Lord.

Turn to God

Okay look I’m just going to say it. The world is going crazy. If you do not see that as a sign that you need to get right with God TODAY! you are missing the point.

Acts 2:21 (KJV)
And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Daily Bible Reading 19 October 2018

10/19/18 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 64-65, Hebrews 5, Proverbs 19

Isaiah 64:4-6 (NKJV)
For since the beginning of the world Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, Nor has the eye seen any God besides You, Who acts for the one who waits for Him. You meet him who rejoices and does righteousness, Who remembers You in Your ways. You are indeed angry, for we have sinned– In these ways we continue; And we need to be saved. But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags; We all fade as a leaf, And our iniquities, like the wind, Have taken us away.

All of our (self) righteousness are like filthy rags. Without God’s righteous covering we will never stand in God’s presence.

Isaiah 64:6 (AMP)
For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God’s favor, hurrying us toward destruction].

Hebrews 5:5-6 (NKJV)
So also Christ did not glorify Himself to become High Priest, but it was He who said to Him: “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.[Psa 2:7]” As He also says in another place: “You are a priest forever According to the order of Melchizedek [Psa 110:4]”;

Daily Bible Reading 18 October 2018

10/18/18 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 61-63, Hebrews 4, Proverbs 18

Isaiah 61:1-2 (NKJV)
“The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,

Isaiah 62:12 (NKJV)
And they shall call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of the LORD; And you shall be called Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.

Hebrews 4:1-2 (NKJV)
Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it.

Daily Bible Reading 17 October 2018

10/17/18 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 58-60, Proverbs 17

Isaiah 58:5-8 (NKJV)
Is it a fast that I have chosen, A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, And to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Would you call this a fast, And an acceptable day to the LORD? “Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To loose the bonds of wickedness, To undo the heavy burdens, To let the oppressed go free, And that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not hide yourself from your own flesh? Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

 

Isaiah 60:22 (NKJV)
A little one shall become a thousand, And a small one a strong nation. I, the LORD, will hasten it in its time.”

Daily Bible Reading 16 October 2018

10/16/18 Daily Bible Reading: Isaiah 55-57, Hebrews 3, Proverbs 16

Isaiah 55:1-2 (NKJV)
“Ho! Everyone who thirsts,

Come to the waters;

And you who have no money,

Come, buy and eat.

Yes, come, buy wine and milk

Without money and without price.

Why do you spend money for what is not bread,

And your wages for what does not satisfy?

Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good,

And let your soul delight itself in abundance.

Hebrews 3:1-4 (NKJV)
Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. For this One has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.