Pastor teaches his family a selection from "the Proverb of the day." In these four verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us to incline ears, mind, and life toward good doctrine from our parents, so that we may be equipped to be the ones giving the good doctrine to future generations.
Seven Kingdom "Evers"
If we announced that we were giving away $100 bills this morning to any and all that showed up there would be some who would show up that normally wouldn't be here. There would be others that would help us spread the news. There would be some that wouldn't believe it. Some would come based on curiosity. Some would mock it. And others wouldn't care. Some would never hear about it. Now here's the thing… what we're giving away today is greater in value than $100 bills, and gold and silver or anything else that can be compared to it. But why do we not see people flocking to receive it… because God's wisdom and ways, though they are of more value than in monetary or material possession, they are, like Himself are hidden in plain sight. Consider this… God says He has a secret place for those who abide safely in the nest with Him, hidden in plain site, under the protection and shadow of His wings. His wisdom is part of this secret that's hidden in plain sight. God speaks and He speaks clearly and plainly to those who are nesting with Him. Yes He feeds and leads those that are His in plain sight, even speaks through them, but the world around them can't see what's right before them.
The "Evers" of the Kingdom (we need an ever sense moment, like Caleb Joshua 14)
Ever Leaning — "So that you trust"
Ever Learning — I have instructed
Ever Listening — cease not
Ever Longing — pleasant
Ever Loving — treasure
Ever Living — apply
Ever Leading — answer, guide
How would we respond to the questions that people ask us directly about…
#kingdomevers #caleb #everleaning
We all have heard some idioms in our lives. They are phrases, that may not apply literally, but teach us a truth that does apply to us. Some of these idioms are based upon biblical truths. We see three biblical idioms given to us in the first part of Proverbs 6.
We see a Proverb describing the ideal. So, we must look to the Scripture for the big picture and see that this ideal will one day be realized when Jesus rules as King of kings!
Also Reference: Colossians 3:18, Acts 20:27, Luke 1:32
NEW HEART, NEW SPIRIT Ezekiel 18:1-32 This was the case in Ezekiel's day, when the people of Israel were living in captivity in Babylon. The general opinion was, "It's not our fault, it's our parent's fault." And so God gave Ezekiel a message to pass on the people of Israel. The message was, basically, "It's time to stop fixing blame, and start fixing your life."You can always find someone to blame for everything you don't like about your life. But you've heard me say it before. How do you spell blame? B-Lame. When you blame others, you place limitations on yourself.
Instead, God is calling you to take ownership of your life. That means that you decide once and for all that you will be responsible for you, that you will focus on who you're becoming, rather than who relying on who you've been, and that you will surrender leadership of your life to Jesus, so that he can give you a new heart and fill you with his Spirit and empower you to live for him.
In this passage we learn about the importance of discipline in the life of the Believer. The Lord uses this tool to form us into the people He desires us to be. Join us to be encouraged through God's word as we learn how He shapes all things to work together for good for us.