Proverbs 1:1-19 NASBS
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:  To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,  To receive instruction in wise behavior, Righteousness, justice and equity;
 To give prudence to the naive, To the youth knowledge and discretion,  A wise man will hear and increase in learning, And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,  To understand a proverb and a figure, The words of the wise and their riddles.
 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Hear, my son, your father's instruction And do not forsake your mother's teaching;
 Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.  My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent.  If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait for blood, Let us ambush the innocent without cause;  Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, Even whole, as those who go down to the pit;
 We will find all kinds of precious wealth, We will fill our houses with spoil;  Throw in your lot with us, We shall all have one purse,"  My son, do not walk in the way with them. Keep your feet from their path,  For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood.
 Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird;  But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.  So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; It takes away the life of its possessors.
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While happiness is literally a human emotion that can vary from day to day, minute to minute, the joy of the Lord, just like our Father God, is unbothered by the circumstance of this world or our lives. The joy that we get from God and through honoring Him with our lives is truly a gift. The more time we stay in His presence, the more joy we are filled with (in His presence is fullness of joy). Take the time today to fill up on His joy and to continue to meditate on His Word.
The righteous are bold as a Lion 💙 Proverbs 28:1 . Don't be afraid to step out! Our Father commands us to be strong & courageous! If He is for us, who cares who's against us! Not by might, not by power.. But by Your Spirit God! 🙏🙌🙌
Do you ever feel like God is directing you to take a certain path, but you're reluctant to move forward?⠀
I feel like that sometimes.⠀
That’s why I’m always impressed with the faith of some of the people in the Bible. That may sound weird because, well … it’s the Bible … but the audacious faith of people sometimes catches me off-guard. Like the story of God telling Abraham to pack up his son Isaac and simply just “go to a place that I will show you LATER.” And the next morning, Abraham just goes. He just starts walking down the road God shows him. Simple as that. It surprises me because whenever God has told me to go somewhere or do something, I usually want to pray about it for a few weeks, look for confirmation in scripture, and maybe ask my small group to pray for me while I seek the advice of a mentor. But Abraham just goes—which is what our faith is supposed to look like.⠀
I think for many of us though, our faith is like a parked car. It’s hard to turn the steering wheel of a car when it’s in park and the engine is off, right? That’s us! Yes, we want God to direct our lives … but we’re not quite ready to move. That’s why I think faith is the act of stepping forward on the path, and trusting the God will direct us, even when we’re scared to move forward.⠀
Is God calling you to do something or go somewhere today? Are you stuck in park? I believe today is your day to take a step forward in your faith journey … and we’re ready to pray for you today. What is God asking you to do?⠀
"The righteous keep moving forward..." — Job 17:9
And if that thought ⬆️ isn't enough to send you skipping across your day and grabbing your purpose with both fists, here's this: "If God is for us, who can ever be against us?" Romans 8:31
I know that a whole lot of things will come against us in this lifetime: financial struggles, relational issues, health battles, parenting challenges... Good night! We can feel like our own worst enemy on any given day! Life can take real effort sometimes.
But our God is for us - and HE WINS every time! Claim that over yourself today. Your child. Your marriage. Your finances. Claim that over your dream and your passion.
And as you head into your day, put those shoulders back, and stand strong. Our God is for us, and that is all that matters.
The Process of Sanctification
It is a constant criticism against Christians that we don’t practice what we preach. This criticism can come from within or from outside of the body of believers. But before we accept such criticisms from ourselves or others, we should consider this word of encouragement from Scripture. While salvation is received in an instant of confession, sanctification is a process. This is not a process of learning to follow new rules. This is the process of learning to recognize the new you in Christ. It is the process of coming to know your Creator more and more so you are able to submit to His leadership and become a greater reflection of His love and power in your life.
Now this is not to encourage those of us who refuse to learn, but rather those of us who struggle to learn. Some students will learn faster than others. But by God’s grace, we will all get there. So just remember, while Christ has been able to pin your sins to the cross, like a new child being born, we must learn every day to recognize the voice of our Father and learn to understand who we are in Christ. .
This always reminds me that even when I am weak, I am strong. I pray every day. I write every morning. I spend time alone at the very start of my day and at the very end. I am not afraid to be alone. It is when I can truly reflect on my day and who I am in order not to allow my weaknesses to succumb me. I resist because God is in me.
Good morning🇹🇿🇬🇧🌏#Cupoftea ☕️ 1 “At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place. 2 Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that comes from His mouth. 3 He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. 4 After it a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain them when His voice is heard. 5 God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend. 6 For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. 7 He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work. 8 The beasts go into dens, And remain in their lairs. 9 From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind, And cold from the scattering winds of the north. 10 By the breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen. 11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds. 12 And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, That they may do whatever He commands them On the face of the whole earth. 13 He causes it to come, Whether for correction, Or for His land, Or for mercy. 14 “Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. 15 Do you know when God dispatches them, And causes the light of His cloud to shine? 16 Do you know how the clouds are balanced, Those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge? 17 Why are your garments hot, When He quiets the earth by the south wind? 18 With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror? 19 “Teach us what we should say to Him, For we can prepare nothing because of the darkness. 20 Should He be told that I wish to speak? If a man were to speak, surely he would be swallowed up. 21 Even now men cannot look at the light when it is bright in the skies, When the wind has passed and cleared them..#Job 37:1-24#praisethelord#wordofGod#wordoftheday#biblestudy#versesoftheday#biblequotes#bibleverses#quotesoftheday#faith#beblessed 🙏
#eastafrica#swahili#coventry#uk#lifestyleblogger#vlogger#mswahili 🇹🇿#Rachelsiwa 🙏🏽❤️☕️😊
Gereja yang berfokus pada janji berkat, kelimpahan dan pelipatgandaan lebih cocok dikatakan sebagai sebuah perusahaan daripada Gereja. Gereja yang mempraktikkan doa berkat Yabes dalam ibadah adalah Gereja yang tidak mengerti kebenaran Firman dan hanya berpusat pada uang dan berkat. Jikapun anda menyanyikannya, nyanyikanlah hanya sebagai sebuah lagu pujian tanpa berfokus dan terlalu berharap itu terjadi padamu. Kenalilah Yesus dengan utuh jika anda mengaku Kristen. Sekalipun Tuhan tidak memberkati, tidak memperluas daerah atau usaha kita, membuat kita mendapat banyak kesakitan dan masalah, tetaplah percaya, puji dan sembah Dia. Menderita bersama Yesus adalah kebanggaan orang percaya bukan harta berlimpah. Kenali lah Yesus mu yang menderita dan pikul salib bukan fokus mengenalNya sebagai pemberi berkat atau mukjizat. Doa Bapa Kami sudah cukup sebagai penuntun hidup kita orang percaya. Pahamilah Firman dengan benar dan jadilah Kristen cerdas yang tidak didikte oleh sebuah Gereja maupun seorang Hamba Tuhan. .
YAYASAN PONDOK RAJA DAUD .
Bless the LORD, O my soul; And all that is within me, bless His holy name! Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits.
Life sometimes has a way dampening our souls to a level where everything we do becomes quite mundane. It may be that not too long ago life had a meaning to it and you had a bit of a spring to your steps. But now it’s seems like each days repeats itself and the vibrate colours of life you once had now looks very bland.
Is this speaking to you right now?
God wants to awaken you today. He is God and alone; our Saviour, Comforter and Friend. And as a good Shepherd, He wants to lead you in the way that you should go no matter the life circumstances.
As Children of God let’s all be encouraged to look to God today. Look to God in His in abundance Mercy and Grace showered upon us. For we lie down every night only for His spirit to breathe life into us as we rise up each morning. Look to God in His unchanging Word. For He is for you and not against you. Let your soul be remembered of His love for you (Romans 5:8) and always know that because of His great love, each day we live isn't a meaningless day. Each of your day has a purpose and it's filled with worthy potentialities.
In all that you are going through today or the season you are in, God will strengthen you and hold you up (Isaiah 41:10). And all things will work out for your good.
My ❤️ is so full! Tonight at #biblestudy we started @bobgoff #everybodyalways This will be my second time reading this book this year, and so happy I get to share it with my sweet sisters at church this go round. This book is good for the soul. Do yourself a favor and get your hands on this book! You won’t regret it! Bob, thank you for this gift you have shared with the world!
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:24 KJV