Morning Readings: Proverbs 2 & Acts 20:1-16 [July 17]

Proverbs 2 The fear of the Lord and knowledge of God begins with seeking His wisdom. Hence Solomon encourages you to do this to receive it: cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding (vs. 3) and to seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden treasures (vs. 4).  Because … More Morning Readings: Proverbs 2 & Acts 20:1-16 [July 17]

Evening Readings: Proverbs 1:20-33 & Matthew 8:1-17 [July 16]

Proverbs 1:20-33 Proverbs are given to make the simple wise: wise with divine wisdom. However those who refuse to listen to wisdom will be ignored and mocked at their calamity; wisdom will not respond when they call out; Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord, (vs 29) they would … More Evening Readings: Proverbs 1:20-33 & Matthew 8:1-17 [July 16]

Morning Readings: Proverbs 1:1-19 & Acts 19:21-41 [July 16]

Proverbs 1:1-19 Proverbs provide wisdom how to navigate the various situations of life in righteousness. There are 31 Chapters of Proverbs: read one chapter daily to fill your mind with them. Chapter 1 begins with the purpose of the Proverbs: To know wisdom and instruction, To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity; To … More Morning Readings: Proverbs 1:1-19 & Acts 19:21-41 [July 16]

Evening Readings: Job 42 & Matthew 7:7-29 [July 15]

Job 42 Job, after four chapters of the Lord castigating him for justifying himself and pronouncing His greatness to Job, repents of his previous statements and acknowledges that he did not know the Lord. The Lord restores Job’s fortunes twofold and gave him 140 more years on the earth. Matthew 7:7-29   Jesus concludes His … More Evening Readings: Job 42 & Matthew 7:7-29 [July 15]

Morning Readings: Job 41 & Acts 18:24-19:20 [July 15]

Job 41 The Lord continues to use illustrations to teach Job His supremacy. Chapter 41’s example is Leviathan 1. Leviathan in this chapter refers to a crocodile but the entire context of Leviathan is an untamable sea creature which the Lord of course made and controls. Here are some descriptions the Lord gives about the … More Morning Readings: Job 41 & Acts 18:24-19:20 [July 15]

Evening Readings: Job 40 & Matthew 6:19-7:6 [July 14]

Job 40 The Lord continues to reveal Himself to Job that Job would understand who He is. Listen to these words: “Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it.” Job did find fault with ‘the Almighty’ as he justified himself.  The Lord’s answers are to Job and all of humanity for … More Evening Readings: Job 40 & Matthew 6:19-7:6 [July 14]

Morning Readings: Job 38:39-39 & Acts 18:1-23 [July 14]

Job 38:39 – 39 God continues to speak to Job; putting into perspective who He is and why life is at it is. As sinners man misses this reality because man is preoccupied with himself. These verses show that this is erroneous thinking; that God orders the world and the creature in it which He … More Morning Readings: Job 38:39-39 & Acts 18:1-23 [July 14]

Evening Readings: Job 38:1-39 & Matthew 6:1-19 [July 13]

Job 38:1-39 Job is now hearing from God who explains life from His perspective.  Let’s look at some of God’s statements to describe His superiority: Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, Have you ever given orders to the morning, … More Evening Readings: Job 38:1-39 & Matthew 6:1-19 [July 13]

Morning Readings: Job 32 & Acts 17:17-34 [July 13]

Job 32 Elihua, apparently the youngest there, after showing respect to Job and the three friends is preparing to share his thoughts with them all. Acts 17:17-34 Now in Athens Paul, as an evangelist, goes into the synagogues, as usual,  and the marketplace everyday. He continues to preach Jesus and the resurrection.  Why?  Because he … More Morning Readings: Job 32 & Acts 17:17-34 [July 13]

Evening Readings: Job 31:13-40 & Matt 5:33-48 [July 12]

Job 31:13-40 Job basically defends himself.  He appears to think through every possible situation where he could have sinned and brought forth his humiliation. These are the last comments from Job.  The Lord is yet to speak. Here are some of Job’s defenses: If I have despised the claim of my male or female slaves If … More Evening Readings: Job 31:13-40 & Matt 5:33-48 [July 12]