Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

- Tuesday, 6/16/20  Concerning our own personal sins, many of us are a lot like Pharaoh:

Exodus 8:9-10, ...when shall I intreat for destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only? And he said, To morrow. We want to spend one more night with the frogs.                         Mark 1:3, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. He lives in us; we are His property; we are His children; we are His dwelling place, so we should be walking straight paths. THINK ABOUT THIS ONE!

- Wednesday, 6/17/20  Mark 1:38, And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth. Pause a moment to thank Him for leaving the one before you and coming “to your town.” Now, we’re go to the “next town” for Him today and this week.                             Growth alert!! Psalm 112:1, Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Did you delight greatly when you wrote out your tithe check last week? Did you delight greatly when you apologized? Did you delight greatly after you thought a while on His Word? Did you delight greatly upon leaving church? My hand is not up...Lord forgive me.

- Thursday, 6/18/20  Proverbs 12:12b, ...but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit. Roots don’t normally bear fruit: branches do. How is your root doing? The part that draws sustenance in? The hidden aspect of life? Have you recently gotten nourishment from God? Need improvement?                                   Verses by which to measure our spiritual level, #1:  2 Timothy 3:12, Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. This is an absolute statement: “SHALL suffer persecution.” Therefore, if there is no persecution, there’s not a will to live godly. (BTW, being a jerk and instigating hatred doesn’t count.) We need to honestly evaluate if anyone has mocked or persecuted or derided us for our level of godliness. (Of course, another measuring stick would be how we respond to those offenses.)

- Friday, 6/19/20  The greatest hockey player ever said that “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”  Psalm 116:2, Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. Oh Lord, may I be faithful to prayer for as long as I live. Keep me right, or let me die.                          Verses by which to measure our spiritual level #2:  Psalm 55:17, Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.  Honestly, we need to evaluate our prayer lives...HONESTLY. Do you have a prayer LIFE or (a very few) prayer TIMES? Is it YOUR life, your habit, your go-to activity, or is that only true for your church, your spouse, or your family?

- Saturday, 6/20/20  Psalm 116:9, I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. What does this entail? We’re to walk knowing He’s watching. Walk “as seeing him who is invisible.” Walk knowing our walk is seen by those around us. Simply, we’re to be aware of the spiritual realm.                          Verses by which to measure our spiritual level #3:  Proverbs 28:1, The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. Pretty self-explanatory. Are you bold to witness to the lost? Every human we’ll see today is either one heartbeat away from Heaven or Hell. Do you have Gospel tracts in your pocket? You can’t distribute what you don’t have. Are you bold to refute foolish thinking that is put out during break times at work? To counter negativism? The righteous are as BOLD as a LION. Wow!!! Owww!

- Sunday, 6/21/20  Luke 15:2, And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. O that it would be true in each of our lives that our enemies’ highest accusation be, in God’s eyes, our greatest accomplishment.                          Verses by which to measure our spiritual level #4:  Psalm 37:37, Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace. How peaceful is your spirit? The “perfect,” the “upright,” that is, the mature, holy man’s spirit is peaceful. By extension, how peaceful is your marriage? Your home? Your relationships outside of home? Your work environment? Your driving behavior? Your parenting? (Painful, probing questions, I know. All of these thoughts are things the Lord rung my bell about first.)

- Monday, 6/22/20  Job 23:9-10, On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:  But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. The greatest Christian in the world in the midst of the greatest trial in history couldn’t perceive God, but held on by faith. So must we.                                 Verses by which to measure our spiritual level #5:  Proverbs 3:13, Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. How would you characterize your level of happiness? God says that the wise man is happy.  Does your happiness tend to be more transitory or relatively permanent and ever-present? Are people surprised to NOT see you smiling and joking? Question: are you truly NOT wise, or are you just not displaying it?

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