Read Proverbs 5-8 Wisdom was there before God formed the dust. To hate her, is to love death. To love wisdom though is exhorted and is ultimately to love Jesus. Jesus is the wisest man to ever live. Could you conclude that all wisdom then would lead to Jesus? And to love him is to love life, eternal! Jesus says if we believe in him, we will not perish, but have eternal life John 3:16 Wisdom is better than gold. GOLD. The sun does not shine so much in our eyes as gold; it is the mirror of beauty, “money…
pray give thanks & live well
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 29
Read Proverbs 1-4 “Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.”Proverbs 4:14-17 NIV GET WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING. Though it cost you everything!
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 28
Read Song of Songs 5:2-16,6-7,8:14, Psalm 45 SONG OF SOLOMON 6:9-11 but my dove, my perfect one, is unique, the favorite of the mother who bore her. The maidens see her and call her blessed; the queens and concubines sing her praises. Who is this who shines like the dawn, as fair as the moon, as bright as the sun, as majestic as the stars in procession? I went down to the walnut grove to see the blossoms of the valley, to see if the vines were budding or the pomegranates were in bloom.
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 27
Rest Day As we are reflecting on the SONG OF SONGS on your rest day take a time to ponder all the language throughout describing springtime and the awakening of love. How can you rest in the love of God today?
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 26
Read Song of Songs 1-4, 5:1 SONG OF SONGS 2:12 (MSG) Spring flowers are in blossom all over. The whole world’s a choir – and singing! Spring warblers are filling the forest with sweet arpeggios.
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 25
Read Psalm 119:89-176 Notice all the “I” statements, compared to the “YOU” statements. Seriously such a blessing to see myself in the Psalmist’s ups and downs. All the “YOU” statements towards God offer some bedrock stability.
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 24
Read 1 Kings 3-4, 2 Chronicles 1, Psalm 72 SOLOMON’S PRAYER: Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?” 2 Chronicles 1:10 Solomon is asking for the right thing as the new king of God’s people. Beth L. Tanner a professor of the old testament at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, NJ writes on the historical significance of Psalm 72, ‘This psalm is understood by most scholars to be a coronation hymn for the King of Judah.’ Psalm 72:4 “May he defend the cause of…
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 23
Read Psalm 119:1-88 What is one thing from today’s reading that you could meditate on? Grace breeds delight in GOD, and delight breeds meditation. THOMAS WATSON If I’m truly meditating on something it’s like when I soak nasturtium seeds before planting them it helps them germinate. Psalms 119:15 says, ‘I will meditate on your precepts’ and in 1 Timothy 4:15 Paul exhorts his son in the faith, Timothy to ‘meditate upon these things.’ Mary in Luke 2:19, the mother of Christ would meditate on the events surrounding the birth of JESUS. She kept them, she treasured them, she pondered them,…
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 22
Read 1 Kings 1-2, Psalm 37, 71, 94 Jesus embodies the attitude of psalms 37 while he’s on trial and falsely accused he does not FRET. His trust in the Father astounds while the evil being done to him is prolific! Jesus preached the kingdom of God on earth, and coming soon it will be fully established as it is in heaven. Currently we await the final enemy of God to be dealt with! Reader beware while I was researching God’s enemies I found Philippians 3:17-21. It’s here we understand that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ—…
AWAKE BIBLE IN A YEAR MAY 21
Read Psalm 111-118 HALLELUJAH Today we are really blessed to be meditating on these Psalms. Each one is a Psalm of tremendous praise. There are events in our lives that demand praise to GOD. Praise is for our public life, and our private life. Do not be deficient in either one of these areas of praise. It’s like when you work out you don’t just work out your left arm EH? You workout your right arm as well because you’re seeking strength and balance your whole upper body. Public praise is the submission of humble adoration, and private praise is…