Nov. 5 – (Ps. 8, Pro. 6) “Oh Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?” (Ps. 8: 1, 3-4) Let’s thank God today for the “work of His fingers” whether it’s the fall colors or the making of our bodies. We are fearfully and wonderfully made!
Proverbs 6 states that there are 7 things that the Lord hates and calls an abomination to Him (vv. 16-19). Many of us don’t really consider them to be sin. No? “White lies”, a proud look, gossip (which sows discord among brothers) are just a few that I can think of. SELAH
Nov. 6 – (Ps. 9, Pro. 7) “I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in You; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.” (Ps. 9:1-2) Let’s purpose to do that today!
One commentary explains Pro. 7:6-9 this way: The simple and the young stumble into adultery by putting themselves in the wrong place (v.8) at the wrong time (v.9). This contrasts with the clear instruction of 5:8 to “keep your way from her, and do not go near the door of her house.” Let me add “her house” can be a phone, your computer or your T.V. etc. Selah
Nov. 7 – (Ps. 16, Prov. 8) “I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also, my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.”
Ps. 16:35-36 brings a truth we rarely think about. We injure ourselves when we don’t search God and His Truths, then obey. That’s all I want to say! 😊
Nov. 8 – (Ps. 18, Pro. 9) “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Ps. 18:1-2) Here are some new descriptions to thank God for, on your “Thanks to God” list!
The person who desires to be wise must consider how his heart responds to wise correction (v.12). We were reminded recently by Pastor Jeremy that God disciplines those He loves. (For the whole sermon go to our website and listen to the podcast for Oct. 21, 2018) Sometimes God’s discipline comes through people. Selah
Nov. 9 – (Ps. 19, Pro. 10) “Let the heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.” (Ps. 19:1) There is so much to thank God for! I am just so encouraged by reading the Psalms again!
There is so much in Proverbs 10. If I write the cause on one side of a paper and then the effect on the other, I can see a pattern. Amazing! What do you see if you try this practice?
Nov. 10 – (Ps. 20, Pro. 11) Do you remember a song we used to sing that was based on some of the verses of Psalm 20? Sing with me: “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving might of His right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” I will celebrate. Sing unto the Lord a new song! Okay, I’ll quit… 😊
Pro. 11: Again, make a list of what happens to the righteous and then what happens to the wicked. What do you see? Let’s just end with verse 30: “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and whoever captures souls is wise.”
Nov. 11 – (Ps. 21, Pro. 12) “O Lord, in your strength the king rejoices, and in Your salvation how greatly he exults! Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise Your power. (Ps. 21: 1, 13) Amen!
Proverbs 12:1 “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.” Sometimes I feel stupid… but honestly, it takes great character to “love discipline”! Verse 25 is an encouraging word that we can practice today with those we meet. “Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.” (Pro.12:25)