Daily Bible Reading Day 112

Daily Bible Reading Day 112

Daily Bible Reading Day 112: Ecclesiastes 9

Ecclesiastes 9

Our time here on Earth is relatively short.  Let us enjoy all that God has blessed us.  Working and killing ourselves for more stuff, prestige, and power will suck the life out of us.  It is better to gain wisdom than pleasures of the world.

This is a fallen world.  It is not the way God originally designed it.  Let us not waste our time fixated on what is not fair.  If we do, then we don’t see all the good there is in front of us.  Pray and help those in need, instead of complaining.

 


Daily Bible Reading Day 105

Daily Bible Reading Day 105: Ecclesiastes 2

Ecclesiastes 2

Our pursuits in life should not be for fleeting things.  Working our fingers to the bone to earn money but to have no enjoyment in life, isn’t right.  Wisdom alone isn’t enough.  We all will die someday.  Many things won’t matter anymore.  However, to those who know the Lord they will have an eternal life.  May we love and serve the Lord and others, wholeheartedly and remember we will have eternity with Christ.

Solomon spent the early part of his life accumulating.  He collected expensive things, women, money, livestock, slaves, and power.  He still wasn’t happy and fulfilled.  These are all temporary fixes.  Nothing that this world has will ever fill the void like God.  You will never see a U-Haul truck following a hearse.


Daily Bible Reading Day 103

Daily Bible Reading Day 103: Proverbs 31

Proverbs 31

Drunkenness has no place in the lives of leaders.  Alcohol clouds the mind and causes deeper depression.  Skills will not be used properly if you are not in the right frame of mind.

The remaining verses of this proverb paints a picture of what a God-fearing woman resembles.  Many unfamiliar of Christianity, think women are in a subservient role.  The opposite is clear, women are strong and have many roles to fill as wife and mother.  A woman’s true beauty comes from within.  Her fear of God, character, and wisdom are her beauty.  When you are beautiful on the inside, your outer beauty shows.  If you are beautiful on the outside and having nothing on the inside, your life will be fleeting and small.

 


Daily Bible Reading Day 96

Daily Bible Reading Day 96: Proverbs 24

Proverbs 24

Proper planning and wisdom are greater than having brut strength.  Wisdom is a part of having strength.  In the world today, self-sufficiency is highly regarded.  But if you do not know how to do something, asking for advice is important.  Do not look at asking for advice as a sign of weakness.  Not asking for advice is what is foolish.

Harboring resentment and thinking about revenge are signs of sin.  Just like thinking of someone in a lustful way is just like committing the sin, so is wanting to take revenge.  An eye for an eye is not for us to do, God will take care of the revenge.  It is easy to gloat when an enemy fails.  King David did not gloat when Saul died.  Let God take care of our enemies.  Ask for forgiveness if you feel vengeful and do not carry that burden.

Life has its ups and down.  Our greatest lessons are learned in our hurts and failures.  When we are in these valleys, seek God and ask what you need to learn.  Situations do get better if you let God carry you through them.

 


Daily Bible Reading Day 88

Daily Bible Reading Day 88: Proverbs 16

Proverbs 16

There is a plan and a purpose for each of our lives.  In this fallen world,  we compare ourselves to others and we try to live our lives on our own accord.  When things are not going well, we remember to  look to God for direction.  After things get better, we begin to live again without God.  The will of God will never be fulfilled in out lives, if we live like this.  God wants us to commit our ways to Him in everything we do.  God gives us direction and then we can set our plan in motion.

Pride and dishonesty will destroy your life.  Be humble.  Be honest.  Even if you look bad for a moment.  It is better than living a lie.

Social media makes people’s lives seem so wonderful and perfect.  The endless search for approval and “likes” end up causing depression and being ingrateful. Our approval should come from God and not others.

Youth is more appreciated than getting older.  Getting older comes maturity.   Many cover their gray hairs because society disregards them when the gray shows.  It with age comes wisdom.  Youth and looks are fleeting.  Chasing youth will have you running around in circles.  Instead, chase after the ever lasting life!