Daily Bible Reading

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January 20

Old Testament

Genesis 39:1-40:23: Joseph is faced with a major decision that comes from a temptation. His boss’s wife wants to have sex with him. He could address this from a victim’s mentality but he doesn’t. He could have said, “If anyone deserves this it would be me. I was rejected, scorned, and sold out by my brothers. No one will know and it could benefit me.”

No!!! He did just the opposite because he knew that this would be wrong with God and that God would see all that would happen. Even though he was a victim, he would not sin against God.

Genesis 39:9 tells us how Joseph lived his life and how we should react to any temptation. Make the right choices and God will bless you in the end. God’s timing is always in His hands, He will not let you down!!!!

 

Psalms

Psalm 10:1-11: Don’t let the wicked and ungodly influence you. They pay a tremendous price in the end.

 

Proverbs

Proverbs 4:1-6: Fathers who love their children will always take the time to instruct them.

 

New Testament

Matthew 13:31-58: These verses contain great nuggets. Notice in Matthew 13:53-58 that Jesus could not do many miracles even though He desired to. Don’t let unbelief stop God from blessing you. Keep your faith at a high level. How do you do that? Read Romans 10:17.

Many of you are taking classes on Wednesday evening. You are preparing yourselves to walk by faith. Keep going and don’t quit. You will be blessed!!!

 

January 19

Old Testament

Genesis 37:1-38:30: Parents, it is vitally important that you don’t show partiality with your children or you will end up fostering jealousy, envy, and hurt. Remember, God shows no partiality when it comes to His children even though we all have different giftings and abilities. Our four children are all unique and have different giftings and callings. It was Tava’s and my responsibility to see what areas God had gifted them with, and to train and encourage them in each one. Look at what the Bible teaches us concerning God and partiality (Deuteronomy 10:17, 16:19; Acts 10:34, Ephesians 6:9).

Kids come in all sizes and shapes, some are faster and some slower but they all have a destiny and purpose given by God (Psalm 139:13-16). God encourages the fathers, with His desire, concerning our attitude toward our children (Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21, 1 Thessalonians 2:11).

In Genesis 37:5, we see Joseph had a dream but because he bragged about his dream, it got him into big trouble. It is great to have dreams from the Lord but be careful how you present it and who you share it with.

In Genesis 37:28, Joseph’s brothers sold him for 20 shekels of silver. Don’t ever let anyone other than God determine your worth!!!!

 

Psalms

Psalm 9:11-20: Psalm 9:17-20 shows us why we must continue to pray for our nation.

 

Proverbs

Proverbs 3:31-35

 

New Testament

Matthew 13:1-30: This is one my favorite parables, the sower sowing the Word. Even though he didn’t have good results at the beginning, he kept on sowing and at the end, he ended up with good results. What kind of soil are you? I believe you are the good ground and you will bring forth good fruit!!!! Don’t become lackadaisical with your relationship with God, the Word of God, or the church so that you become dull of hearing and seeing. Don’t let your hearts become dull, keep your heart on fire for God, His Word, and church. Fan the flame!!! Don’t let praise and worship become a song service or prelude to the next part of the service (Psalm 100).

Matthew 13:24-30: Don’t let the devil or anyone else sow bad seeds into your mind, which will have a direct effect upon your actions, behavior, and attitude. If you don’t like the way your life is going, then change what you see, hear, and who you hang out with day to day. Garbage in – garbage out!!!! (1 Corinthians 15:33, Proverbs 1:8-19). The Internet, TV, and even Facebook can have a great effect on your life, for good or bad. Be wise and guard your heart!!!!

 

January 18

Old Testament

Genesis 35:1-36:43: When God spoke to Jacob, He immediately called Jacob back to prayer. Jacob had allowed himself and his household to be involved with idolatry.

When we make a decision to live our lives for God, then we are to put away any and every thing that would take our affections away from serving God alone. He is a jealous God and we are not to allow anything in our lives that is more important than Him alone.

If we don’t spend time with Him, in His Word, time worshiping Him, and time at church, then we become vulnerable to other things and even people that can steal our heart and affections. If God sees this in our lives then He will speak to our heart to come back to intimacy with Him and to put these other things below our relationship with Him. Sometimes there are things that we must remove or put in the proper balance of our relationship with God. When going to church, reading the Word, spending time in prayer, going to prayer meetings, and praise and worship become a duty or just tradition and my hunger, excitement, and passion are not present, then we have allowed other things or people to become more important than our relationship with God. (Joshua 24:15; Colossians 3:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13)

If we find ourselves in this position, then we must repent and get our priorities back in order or else we will become dull of hearing the Spirit of God and we could become judgmental and critical of those who are on fire for God. We may have to put some things away from us or even some people that are coming between me and my relationship with God. If this is the place you find yourself in, ask God to restore the joy of your salvation.

In Genesis 35:18, Rachel named her last son Ben-Oni, which means “son of my sorrow.” Many of us have been given names as we have grown up like “you will never amount to anything”, “you are so stupid”, “you can’t do anything right”, “you can’t do that”, and we allow other people to label us and give us names. But your Heavenly Father has changed your name, you are the Righteous in Jesus Christ, you can do all things through Christ, you are blessed coming in and going out, you are the favored of God, you are more than a conqueror, you triumph in all things, you are a victor and not a victim, and you are the healed!!!!!! Start calling yourself what the Word of God says about you.

 

Psalms

Psalm 9:6-10: He is my refuge!!!!

 

Proverbs

Proverbs 3:27-30

 

New Testament

Matthew 12:22-50: Take your time reading these verses. They loaded with golden nuggets and revelation!!!!!

 

January 17

Old Testament

Genesis 33:1-34:31: After Jacob’s safe encounter with Esau, he built an altar and entitled it, “the mighty God of Israel.” After he sees and experiences the faithfulness of God, he becomes a man of daily prayer.

In chapter 34, we find one of Jacob’s daughters being sexually violated. Her brothers became very angry and sought revenge through deception and murder. What happened was an atrocious act but they should have allowed God to bring justice and vengeance. (Deuteronomy 32:35; Psalm 94:1-3; Isaiah 35:4, 59:17-18; Romans 12:19)

When someone has wronged or hurt you, it is not wrong to be angry but do not let the sun go down on your wrath (Ephesians 4:26-27). Go to God, bring everything to Him, and He will execute justice and avenge His children. Forgive and release all of it to Him; you will not be disappointed.

 

Psalms

Psalm 9:1-5: God will maintain your right and cause!!! No one will be able to stop your destiny or the fulfillment of your dreams as long as you walk with God in obedience.

 

Proverbs

Proverbs 3:21-26: Anyone can lie down, but can you sleep? The answer is in Proverbs 3:21; it speaks of God’s Word!!!!

 

New Testament

Matthew 12:1-21: Religion is always critical and judgmental. Look at what Jesus says about our value to Him!!!!

 

January 16

Old Testament

Genesis 31:1-32:32: Jacob was treated unfairly for years but because he was in covenant with God, he was ultimately blessed and came out victorious!!! God will always bring equal justice for His children and vindicate them. Read Psalm 54:1-7.

In Genesis 32, we see fear and distress attack Jacob when he finds out that his brother, who he manipulated out of his birthright, is coming to meet him with 400 men. Look at Jacob’s prayer in Genesis 32:9-11. When you have worry, fear, and distress, pray like Jacob. He reminded God of His promises and humbled himself before God. He was honest with God and told Him that he was afraid. It’s okay to be totally honest with God because he already knows your thoughts and feelings.

Jacob wrestled with God and God changed Jacob’s name because he took responsibility for his past actions without blaming someone else.

 

Psalms

Psalm 8:6-9: God gave us dominion; it was His decision. Adam lost our dominion but Jesus restored it back to us!!!!!

 

Proverbs

Proverbs 3:19-20

 

New Testament

Matthew 11:1-30: Jesus rebukes the cities that witness His powerful miracles, which shows us that seeing does always equate with believing. True rest for the human soul can only be realized and experienced through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

 

Events Cancelled

Fri Mar 13 - Sun Mar 15

The Face to Face Conference has been cancelled until further notice.

Services for Sunday, March 15 are cancelled for the congregation and will be live streamed.  Join us online!

Please, review the statement from Pastor Al & Tava Brice.