For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another 1 JOHN 3:11 NKJV
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|Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16 KJV|
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February 15, 2020
Average reading time is about 6 minutes
An Amazing Fact: The worst mining accident in U.S. history was the Monongah coal mine explosion, which claimed 362 lives.
Digging tunnels underground is risky business. Hundreds of miners around the world die each year from mining accidents, especially among coal miners. Sometimes poisonous gases enter the mine, or explosive natural gases are ignited. Dust explosions have been common, along with flooding, collapsing, and equipment that failed to work properly. The worst mining accident in world history was the Benxihu Colliery in China in 1942. It claimed the lives of 1,549 workers.
Around the turn of the 20th century, mining accidents were quite common. In 1907, when the Monongah explosion took place, there were 18 other coal mine disasters. Public outrage finally prompted congress to create the Bureau of Mines. Since then, year by year, the number of disasters has dropped dramatically through ongoing research and education in mine safety. A collapse is still the biggest worry, accounting for 50 percent of fatal injuries.
Solomon warns us in our text for this evening, “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it.” This is talking about someone who digs a pit to trap an innocent person; he will fall into his own pit. Or perhaps someone who tries to roll a large stone down a hill to crush someone, she might find the stone will rock back on her first. Like a boomerang or a collapsing mine, the one who does wrong toward others will have justice return on his own head—if not in this life, then certainly in the final judgment. The risk is much greater than digging for coal or moving large rocks. Queen Esther saw the truth of this proverb come true when the wicked Haman tried to subtly destroy all of God’s people and hang her cousin, Mordecai, on a large gallows he had built. When the sinister plot was uncovered, the queen fasted and prayed and then approached the king who brought swift justice to Haman. He was executed that day on the gallows he had built to hang Mordecai. Haman’s evil plot ricocheted back on his own head.
When we break God’s law, there is a consequence to our actions. Unless we repent and confess our transgressions and accept the sheltering grace of God, we will receive the just rewards of our iniquity—death. I am so thankful that Jesus went into the pit and bore the weight of sin so that we can be rescued.
Today’s evening reading: Proverbs 26:13–28
KEY BIBLE TEXTS
“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.”
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Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.
John 16:24MEMORIZE THIS VERSE
Cover the verse text and, using just the first letters of each word, try to recite the entire passage.
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|24. H H Y A N I M N A A Y S R T Y J M B F||24. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. John 16:24|
Elisha closely followed his Master Elijah and received a double portion of his spirit. Jesus promises the same thing for his followers. …
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Average reading time is about 5 minutes AN AMAZING FACT: Some plants have leaves naturally coated in flammable oils in order to encourage fast, intense fires. Not by accident, these plants have heat-activated seeds that require fire or intense heat in order to open and germinate. This fact reveals the useful purpose that fire is intended to play in nature. But it has not always been viewed this way. Prior to 1910, forest fires burned as much as 50 million acres annually in the United States. As awareness and interest in national parks increased, lawmakers established rules and funding to protect these national treasures from this perceived threat. A law enacted in 1908 permitted deficit spending in the case of emergency fire situations. As a result, in 1910 the Forest Service acquired a $1 million deficit due to emergency fire suppression efforts. Public education campaigns, such as Smokey the Bear, trained the general public to perceive all wildfire as a threat to civilized society and natural resources.
Beginning in the 1970s however, perception of fire management began to shift. In spite of increased funding, massive wildfires continued to be prevalent across North America. It was discovered that, in actuality, suppression of fire in certain ecosystems not only increases the likelihood of a wildfire, but also increases the intensity of those wildfires. Allowing the natural cycle of fire kept the underbrush clean, thus making for shorter, less intense fires, which in turn allowed the bigger trees to survive.
Jesus said, “I am come to send fire on the earth” (Luke 12:49). Though unpleasant, fire is important. As seen in nature, it is necessary for purification and regeneration. The same is true in our lives. Instead of perceiving our trials as a threat, let’s view them as messengers of God to either remove the dross from our life or, by our patience in suffering, to display His faithfulness to others.KEY BIBLE TEXTSBeloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 1 Peter 4:12But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. 1 Peter 4:13
Every chance I get, I love to share my love for Jesus. Yes, my week this week has been a little rough, and I’ve run into a little emotional turn in the past couple of days. Despite my emotional turn, I have to admit that life still moved forward at a slower pace in some ways. There are times I need to slow down. Tomorrow has not arrived yet, bedtime is close, and I am wanting to share a daily Bible verse I found while spending time with God Okay, here it goes:
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Verse of the Day
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
– Ephesians 1:13
The Bible teaches about a triune God of which the Holy Spirit, a person of the Godhead. The Bible begins and ends with the Spirit. Jesus’ ministry began and ended with the Holy Spirit. We ought to hav … Watch »
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Cover the verse text and using just the first letters of each word try to recite the entire passage.
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13. I W Y A T A T Y H T W O T T G O Y S I W A A T Y B Y W S W T H S O P 13. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,
wer pace in some ways. I have to do this from now on. Tomorrow has not arrived yet, bedtime is close, and I am wanting to share a daily Bible verse I found while spending time with God, and a devotional that was read in the same place. Okay
Going, Going, Gone
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Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone. Proverbs 23:5
Today’s Scripture & Insight: Proverbs 23:1–5
The mischievous artist Banksy pulled off another practical joke. His painting Girl with Balloon sold for one million pounds at Sotheby’s auction house in London. Moments after the auctioneer yelled “Sold,” an alarm sounded and the painting slipped halfway through a shredder mounted inside the bottom of the frame. Banksy tweeted a picture of bidders gasping at his ruined masterpiece, with the caption, “Going, going, gone.”
Banksy relished pulling one over on the wealthy, but he need not have bothered. Wealth itself has plenty of pranks up its sleeve. God says, “Do not wear yourself out to get rich . . . . Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle” (Proverbs 23:4–5).
Few things are less secure than money. We work hard to earn it, yet there are many ways to lose it. Investments go sour, inflation erodes, bills come, thieves steal, and fire and flood destroy. Even if we manage to keep our money, the time we have to spend it continually flies. Blink and your life is going, going, gone.
What to do? God tells us a few verses later: “always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off” (vv. 17–18). Invest your life in Jesus; He alone will keep you forever.
By: Mike Wittmer
Due to the fact of dialysis on Saturdays, I can not attend church with friends (my church family). I have Bible study with my boyfriend KB and his mom TB once worship, potluck, and prayer group are over at my place. We read, examine the scripture in the Bible, and talk about the lesson of the week. Today was no different. I couldn’t go to dialysis today due to weather conditions again, so I stayed home and rested until KB & his mom TB got here. I take my studies with them seriously, even though I am tired and sleepy when they come. I have found the past two weeks of not having study time with them not fun because of the weather stopped anyone from coming over or getting out. Today the church was open for worship. I miss going to church, and my health needs to take priority.
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. https://my.bible.com/bible/114/LUK.2.11.NKJV
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ISAIAH 9:6 NKJV
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