Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 8/25/20  1 Samuel 15:13-14, Saul said...I have performed the commandment of the Lord. And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear? Incomplete obedience is

disobedience. Check yourself.                           Who are you? What are you? What makes you tick? What occupies your mind?  Romans 1:1, Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ... Oh that all of us would fully identify with Christ and submerse our lives into His agenda.

- Wednesday, 8/26/20  1 Samuel 15:23a, For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Are you a witch at work? On the highway? At home? In church? How sweetly compliant are you...REALLY?                                 2 John 3, Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. What a wish from one Christian to another: the desire and power to do the will of God; mercy (from God and man) for when they blow it; and a calm spirit. And like a good jacket in the winter, truth and love surrounding it all. Let’s be conduits of these qualities today.

- Thursday, 8/27/20  Psalm 86:15, But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. AN ASSIGNMENT TO DO: write this verse down and read it over and over today. Chew on it and be blest and worship such a God!! I promise you and He will have a good day.                            Double-barreled blessings: Psalm 86:5 & 15, For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.   But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Copy these two down and reread them over and over today. ‘It don’t get much gooder than this!!!’ Don’t just pass this thought by: do it.

- Friday, 8/28/20  Just a reminder... Proverbs 23:5, Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. Work your job to provide your NEEDS, not your every lust. With the excess, lay up treasures in Heaven.                              Proverbs 23:7, For as [the one with an evil eye] thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. All that glitters is not gold. Sometimes we can be so lonely for a friend or an ally or a lover that we let our guard down. The Devil still is going about as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, and whether he gets us by a blunt frontal attack or by a treacherous stab in the back, we’re still hurt. Walk with God; use His mind; pray without ceasing.

- Saturday, 8/29/20  Amos 9:9, For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth. All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword... We can deal with our sin, and other than humbling ourselves and admitting sinful wrong, it’ll be painless. OR, we can wait and let God deal with it. It’s our choice...choose wisely.                          Psalm 89:1, I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations. He is faithful (able to be counted on; predictable) to be merciful. What do others predict you and I to do? For what can we be counted on? A good job? Cleanliness? Encouragement? Cynicism? Complaining? Fault-finding? Let’s be faithful, and let’s be faithful in righteousness.

- Sunday, 8/30/20  Psalm 119:67, Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. We often/usually/almost always waste our troubles. Instead of analyzing why things are happening, we simply complain and endure them, or seek to escape them. We want to transfer out of troubles; God wants to transform us by troubles.                                  Proverbs 25:24, It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house. (Used verbatim twice. See 21:9.) Ladies, are you closer to being contentious or meek? Meek is adjusting to another’s agenda; contentious is forcing your own. Meekness acquiesces; contention argues. A meek woman tries to follow her man; a contentious one tries to lead her man. Remember, 1 Peter says a meek spirit is very valuable. Does your husband spend all his time alone in his office or garage or den or pulling overtime? Maybe there’s a reason for that. There was a time when he would spend every spare second with you...

- Monday, 8/31/20  Romans 10:12, For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is RICH unto all that call upon him. Ephesians 1 and 2 have about 25 different benefits of salvation. Take a look: each phrase is a treasure chest. Take several mini-vacations today and look.                                    Romans 1:23, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. God is not what we envision Him to be. He’s not as I say or think or as you say or think: He is what He says He is. We much change our minds about God; He won’t need to change Himself to fit our concepts, our timetables, or our desires.

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