Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 1/17/17  Proverbs 9:5, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. For wisdom to help you, you must make it a part of you. Do you try to actually implement what you hear in SS and church? If you had to tell me, could you tell me what you’re “digesting” now?  
                             Mark 15:10, For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy. In light of eternity, compare envy to an innocent man’s life (let alone Christ’s life.) Likewise the sins we hold onto now will look really stupid then. Take the eternal look now, and “work out your own salvation.”
- Wednesday, 1/18/17  Psalm 97:12, Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. If you can’t rejoice because of your circumstances, rejoice because of the Lord. If you can’t give thanks because of life, give thanks because of Him. Just rejoice and give thanks.                             Luke 22:2, And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. Fearing human opinion, among other things, prompted these men to sin egregiously. The fear of man will do bad things to us too. Fear God and keep his commandments.
- Thursday, 1/19/17  Mark 15:32, Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. How often do we, like these, demand that God dance to our tune?                           Luke 22:22, And truly the son of man goeth, as it was determined: but woe unto that man by whom he is betrayed. God will accomplish His will and He will reward those who assist it and punish those who hinder it. Where are you...TODAY?
- Friday, 1/20/17  Job 1:22, In all [his calamities] Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. In your troubles, whether you do rightly or wrongly, the sun is going to rise tomorrow, and you’ll live with the results of today’s choices. Choose wisely.                             Luke 22:23-24, And they began to enquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing. And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. A group examination of sinful tendencies (“Which of us is bad enough to do this?”). No one figures that they themselves are “that bad” and then, that thought process led directly into self-exaltation. “No only am I not bad enough for that, I’m good enough...” No, you ARE that wicked, and you ARE deserving of nothing better than Hellfire. Stay humble, my friend.
- Saturday, 1/21/17  1 Timothy 6:8, And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. The word “content” has the idea of putting up a wall. Don’t let yourself fantasize about having more. Wall off that pathway in your mind. Don’t go there. Don’t live in “What-If-Ville” or “If-Only-Burg.”                                  Ecclesiastes 3:1, To every thing there is a season... The word “season” means an appointed time. That means it’s on the schedule for today for us to endure or enjoy whatever comes/is coming. It also means that there is another event scheduled after this one. So, brace yourself for the coming downturn, or, encourage yourself that it WILL get better in time.
- Sunday, 1/22/17  Psalm 133:1, Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Are you doing all you can, and maybe “more than you should” to ensure the relationships in your life are prospering?                                   Psalm 136. Every verse concludes with, his mercy endureth for ever. Maybe we should inject a little more mercy into all aspects of our lives: home, school, work, CHURCH, business, driving, relationships, etc.
- Monday, 1/23/17  Psalm 130:1, Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. God’s love extends to the deepest sea, the farthest reaches, and even to the end of your rope. Keep praying, and stay faithful.                           Psalm 130:1&3, Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?  Your problems aren’t cuz “God’s mad at you.” While in the emotional depths, the psalmist recognized that if God really counted all of our wrongs we’d be totally sunk. (If you DO feel that He’s trying to send you a message, ask Him. Proverbs 1:23 teaches that if He’s trying to get out attention and we give it, He will point out His specific complaints.
Bible thoughts from some others:
- Pro 17:20, He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischiefs. Attitudes and what we say are a reflection of the heart. I’m afraid we have a serious epidemic of spiritual heart trouble today.
- Matt 4:4, But he answered and said, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every wo9rd that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. I must have an every word Bible! The perverted versions don’t come close, but the old KJB does!! The devil’s tactics haven’t changed.
- Pro 19:9, A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. We all need to heed this, but even politicians will find it to be true.
- Ps 84:5, Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee: in whose heart the ways of them. There is no substitute for a total dependency upon God for strength. It can only be a reality if our heart is focused on Him, His ways, and His wills: It’s on purpose and not by accident.
- Ps 84:2, My soul longeth, yea even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Oh to have this constant longing and burning in my soul to be close to and walk with God. It ought to be the desire of every blood bought child of God.
- Matt 4:9, And he saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. He still wants lordship, honor, and glory that belong only to God. He deceives men to do it today.
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