Daily Bible Study
Proverbs 3:5,6: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." The words "trust in the LORD" echo the command in Deuteronomy 6:5 to love God with all our being. The verb "trust" is complimented by the verb "lean". Trusting in God is a conscious dependence on God, much like leaning on a tree for support. The idea is reinforced here by the command to acknowledge Him, which means to observe Him and get to know Him in the process of living. In doing so, a person finds time and time again that God smooths out paths. TGIF everybody... Be safe ...see you Monday!!!
DROP THOSE BURDENS - Our God is our supply. "Look to Me for all... Rely on Me for all. Drop those burdens, and then, singing and free, you can go on your way rejoicing. Encumbered with them you will fall. Drop them at My Feet, knowing surely that I will lift them and deal with each one as is truly best."
2 Corinthians 5:9, 10 - "Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad." Wanting to be with Christ produces the ambition to please Him. We strive to please the Lord not only because we know we will be with Him but also because He will evaluate our work and reward us accordingly. The believer will either be approved or ashamed. This truth should dramatically change the way we live, for our actions will be evaluated by our Master.
Jesus had just given His apostles power over unclean spirits, to heal sickness and was sending them out on their mission trips when he speaks in Matthew 10:32, 33: "Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven." Every act of our lives will be evaluated at the judgment seat of Christ. To refuse to speak up for Christ because of intimidation or persecution will result in the believer's loss of reward and consequent loss of glory in the kingdom.
DISCOUNT MONEY - Never count success by money gained. That is not the mind of My Kingdom. Your success is the measure of My Will and Mind that you have revealed to those around you. Your success is the measure of My Will that those around you have seen worked out in your lives.