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Glutton for God’s Word…

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Yep, I’m a glutton. I just can’t get enough of God’s Word!! If there’s a Bible study being offered, I want in. If there’s a challenge or invitation to study a particular book of the Bible you can bet I’m digging in to that too! When I’m in God’s Word, He fortifies my heart, filling the empty spaces with what I need most…His Presence.  Here are a few studies, challenges I’m up to right now and I would LOVE for you to join me!!

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Proverbs: Chapter Fourteen

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Since I’m a day behind, I am only going to pick my favorite five verses from this chapter. Feel free to talk about your favorite in the comment section below.

More Proverbs of Solomon…

v.23 “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.” Yep, it’s true y’all, if you just talk about doing something…it won’t make it  happen! DOING something makes it happen. Whether you are wanting to save for a house, learn more about God, get healthier, finish your work, learn the piano, or whatever it might be, action is the only way to get things done. That being said, for some reason, when I read this I thought of something I read in Renee Swope’s book A Confident Heart. I’m currently doing her online Bible study on her book and this week we are in chapter nine and it’s all about worry {I highly recommend stopping by her lesson on worry: CLICK HERE}. On page 163 of her book, she shares a quote from one of Max Lucado’s books called Come Thirsty:

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Proverbs: Chapter Thirteen

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Proverbs of Solomon Continued…

Group One: v.12 and 19

Verse 12 especially struck a cord with me. I may not be reading it correctly, but it made me think of how my husband and I have been trying to conceive. It’ll be two years in June since we started trying and all we have to show for this emotional roller coaster of disappointments and false hopes is one miscarriage. So many have pointed out the “bright side,” that it is possible for us to get pregnant, but at times that offers little comfort as another month goes by. I still say though that I would rather have my hopes dashed than have no hope at all.

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Proverbs: Chapter Twelve

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I’m doing another cut and group like I did with Chapter 11, printing out the verses, cutting them out and seeing how I can group them together. I don’t read any commentaries unless there’s a verse that makes no sense to me. Otherwise, I simply  write my heart’s reaction to what I’m reading through His Word.

Proverbs of Solomon continued even more…

Group One: v.1 and 4

Ok, I didn’t have a better place to put these two verses, so they got their own little group. Verse one makes me laugh out loud, “Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” You can’t tell me you read that without a little chuckle! After-all, how many times do you see the word “stupid” printed in the Bible? {Five times by the way in the NIV ’84, just in case you were curious.} It’s frank and to the point and I don’t think any explanation is really needed for that one. Verse four should be familiar as well and other reminder of just how important it is to have a wive or be a wive who is of good moral character and modesty.

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Proverbs: Chapter Eleven

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Ok, this is going to be super coppy…literally. I printed out this chapter and cut out each verse. Reading through each one, I grouped them all together.  I did the best I could to separate them into groupings that made the most sense, there’s really no good way to start so we’ll see how that turns out…

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Proverbs: Chapter Ten

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The Proverbs of Solomon

Since each of these verses has it’s own unique bit of wisdom, I will go through verse by verse. I’ll be skipping verses, but feel free to comment on any of the ones that strike a particular cord with you. I would love to hear how God is using His words to touch your heart.

“The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but He thwarts the craving of the wicked.” v.3 If you’re reading this literally, you may get a bit confused. What God is saying here is that when the righteous seek Him, they will not leave empty handed or walk away feeling unsatisfied.  It’s just like what Jesus shared in the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” On the other hand, the wicked will never be satisfied. They will seek to satisfy their sinful desires, but nothing will quench them, everything will fade away over time and they will keep seeking more and more…but nothing will satisfy.

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A Prayer

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I’m doing a study on Hebrews with the fabulous Wendy Blight and after answering one of the questions I just had to pray and thank Christ for what He has so willingly done for me.

Dear Father…Daddy,
Thank You. I cannot even believe that You would even look my way in light of my sin. Yet You have not only turned Your eye to me, You have called me precious and cherished in Your sight. Above all, and this is the part that blows my mind Father, You still thought I was worth dying for. You could’ve thrown me into the depth, forgotten me completely, wiping my memory from Your heart forever. I deserve to be left here, steeped in my own sin and disobedience…lost in my rebellion, separated from You for all eternity. But for some reason I can’t even fathom, You offered Your Son in my place.

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