Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 26th: Proverbs 8-9, 1 Corinthians 16 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Proverbs 8-9; 1 Corinthians 16

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.
My Life Application Study Bible says....
The more a person fears and respects God, the more he or she will hate evil. Love for God and love for sin cannot coexist. Harboring secret sins means that you are tolerating evil within yourself. Make a clean break with sin and commit yourself completely to God. 

Wisdom is a crucial foundation for our lives.  And it needs to be found in God alone.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
To know God is not just to know facts about Him, nor is it enough to believe that Jesus is the Son of God.  After all, the demons know that Jesus is the Son of God.    We need to worship Jesus as the Son of God, and we need to have a relationship with Him, getting to know Him better personally not just factually.

The verse that jumped out at me in our Corinthians passage was this one....
13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.
We always need to be alert for spiritual enemies or wrong theology.  We need to stand firm in the gospel message as it is written in the Word.  We need to be courageous to stand against false teachers, deal with sin, and address other problems that may come up.  We need to find our strength in God through the power of the Holy Spirit.  And we must do everything in love.  Practical and excellent reminders for me!


 Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: Proverbs 10-12; Titus 1

2 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

The verse that stood,out for me is found in Proverbs 9:

8 Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.

To me this means if I'm foolish I won't listen to someone, who has good intentions, who's trying to correct me. If I'm wise I'll listen to someone, who has the right intentions, who's trying to correct me

Pamela said...

That same verse stood out for me:

13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. 14 Let all that you do be done in love.

I've been meditating on the word STAND this year. I've been encouraged by the references that have popped up through the daily readings. In Sunday school we have been having some topic discussions about what it means to be a man or a woman. When this verse says "act like men" it makes me think about what I've learned about what it means to be a Godly man and the role of protector and provider. To stand firm in the faith means to not waver.