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The Daily Nugget

Monday, February 11, 2019

Proverbs 1:10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Temptation is a strong delusion of destruction.  Sin when it is finished bringeth forth death.  Temptation is the cheese on the trap that entices the mouse.  As we Christians live day by day in this sin-stricken world, we are faced with the enticement of sin.  The works of evil presents sin as so innocent and without danger.  Yet its jaws are the jaws of death.  Sin presents itself as a fun filled light of joy, but in reality, it is a deep dark pit of judgment.  There is a fish deep in the Atlantic Ocean called the angler fish.  It is known as the ugliest animal on earth.  It is one of the most unusual fish of the sea.  It lives in depths of a mile deep where the sunlight does not shine.  Its color blends in with the bottom where it spends most of its time.  This fish has its name, the angler, because it has a rod-like tentacle that extends from the top of its head that can be moved back and forth like a fishing pole.  At the end of the pole is a bright neon light that attracts other fish and aquatic life.  When those that are attracted to this little neon light get close the angler fish opens its very large mouth and gulps down its prey.  The angler also has a very pliable body and can swallow fish twice its size.  My friend, sin operates similar to the angler fish.  It presents itself as irresistible, but in reality, it is death!  As our verse for today explains, we will cross paths with many people in our life that are used of the enemy as agents of sin.  They will present sin as fun, beautiful, playful and irresistible.  But in the end it is death!  My Christian friend, be on guard at all times.  Just because there is a little light does not mean it is of the Lord.  Be sure of what you are dealing with.  It may be the bait of sin.  Choose your friends wisely.  Ps. 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.  James 1:15  Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.  Amen.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Proverbs 2:11  Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

Solomon was the son of King David and the wisest man who ever lived.  The Lord endowed him with extreme wisdom.  When he put the wisdom to work in his life, he accomplished many good things for the Lord.  But when he leaned on his own carnal wisdom, he made some life altering mistakes.  The book of Proverbs is filled with the wisdom that the Lord gave Solomon.  Our verse for today makes a powerful statement of truth.  There are many times we find ourselves in a life mess simply because we have refused the spiritual wisdom that the Lord has offered.  Our verse mentions “discretion”.  This is discernment.  As a child of God, we have access to this wisdom for life.  Each day is filled with decisions that must be made.  Making the wrong decision can be very damaging.  Making the right decision can be very rewarding.  So, how do we make the right decision??  We must be in tune with the Lord.  The Spirit of God that lives within us is the same Holy Spirit that is God!  The Spirit is the voice of God within our soul.  It is that same Spirit that guides us day by day.  We must keep our lives clean and holy that the communication line between us and the Spirit is not clogged with sin.  Sin will cause much interference in our communication with the Lord.  Therefore, our discretion will be weak.  Our verse reminds us that discretion will “preserve” us.  The word preserve here means to protect with a thorny hedge.  My friend, discernment is a great and powerful asset that can keep us from much danger in life.  Discernment can keep us from falling to temptation.  Keep that communication line clean and clear!  Discretion gives us understanding.  This “understanding” mentioned here is spiritual intelligence.  Oh how we need some Christians with spiritual understanding!  Spiritual ignorance seems to be an epidemic in the church of today.  So many bad decisions could be avoided if we would only seek after the wisdom of the Lord.  Many times, when we find ourselves in a bind and we need advice in a situation, we will seek it from someone who has failed continually in a similar circumstance.  How can we expect wisdom from failure?  Yes, we do learn from our mistakes, but many mistakes can be avoided if we would only seek the wisdom of the Lord.   Ecclesiastes 9:18  Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.  Amen.  

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Proverbs 3:9  Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

Our verses for today are very powerful advice.  Anyone who has been a committed Christian for any length of time has probably tested these verses.  The sad thing is that we tend to allow the enemy to persuade us away from this life altering truth.  Satan wishes to keep our life under bondage and shambles so that our testimony is not effective.  Therefore, he will attempt to defy all truth of the Word of God.  Just as he did Eve in the garden, he will twist and defy the truth in an attempt get us to leave rebel against it.  Sadly, the outcome is destruction and misery.  The Lord has always stressed the importance of tithes and offerings.  This element of truth will make us or break us.  God is not in dire need of our tithes and offerings in order to keep Heaven and Earth operating!  He does not need it to pay bills.  Tithes and offerings keep our spirit in order.  This truth keeps us humble.  It keeps us driven in submission to the Lord Almighty!  This is not just an Old Testament truth or a New Testament truth.  It is just plain truth!  The Lord reminds us in the book of Malachi that it is a commandment of life.  He challenges us in Malachi 3:10; Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.  Wow!  What a powerful truth!  My friend, this is the words and a promise of God Himself.  We cannot out give God!  I have proven this in my personal life as well as my ministry life.  So how do we know the limits of giving?  There is also a verse for that.  2 Corinthians 9:7  Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.  The Holy Ghost will guide us in our giving.  Sometimes He will press us to high and unreasonable limits and then at times He will back us off.  May I say my personal life has been overwhelmingly blessed because of sacrificial giving.  There is a question I get asked regularly.  “Do I tithe on gross or net?”  My answer is always two-fold.  First, do you want to live out of gross blessings or net blessings?  Secondly, what is the Lord pressing you to do?  I have personally done both.  The first rule seems to have claimed my heart.  My friend, I can sleep better and live better knowing I have not disobeyed in giving.  It is much easier to live on a blessed salary than a cursed salary.  Might I add, offerings that are above and beyond are like monthly bonuses.  The Lord will fill your barns for obedient offerings to missions.  Notice our text verses for today do not encourage us to give out of leftovers.  We must give out of our firstfruits.  What a powerful and life altering truth!  My friend, I encourage you in this commandment.  Amen.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Proverbs 4:23  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Today is a day celebrated in America as Valentines Day.  This day is a day set aside to express and impress hearts.  There will be millions of dollars spent today on gifts to try and prove our affection for others.  While giving gifts is fine and enjoyable, I must remind us that the expense of the gift does not prove the heart.  A gesture, a hug, taking time or a selfless act of care can be the most moving gift of all.  Today is the day of the heart.  The scriptures speak of the heart 833 times throughout the Bible.  Here in Proverbs, we are commanded to guard our heart with all diligence.  The heart is a vital organ.  Physically speaking it is the first signal of life in the womb and the last signal of life at death.  The heart is the center of life whether we are speaking of physical or spiritual.  It is the hub of all feelings.  We have all heard someone say their heart has been broken.  This is a true statement.  This simply means their feelings have been damaged.  Someone or something has harmed their heart.  We can thank the Lord today that He can mend a broken heart.  Our verse is very clear that we must guard our heart.  This does not mean we must pull aside and practice isolation.  Many people are guilty of isolating themselves from others because they feared their heart would be broken again.  Our verse does not mean to isolate, but it does mean to separate.  There are many evils we must separate ourselves from.  Evil will damage the heart.  Sin will harden the heart.  A hardened heart will struggle to pump lifesaving blood throughout our life.  The old puritan writer, John Gill, states the need of tending the heart.  Quoting: “Keeping the heart is keeping the mind from vanity, the understanding from error, the will from perverseness, the conscience clear of guilt, the affections from being inordinate and set on evil objects, the thoughts from being employed on bad subjects; and the whole from falling into the hands of the enemy, or being the possession of Satan. Great diligence has to be used in keeping it, since it is naturally so deceitful and treacherous; a strict eye is to be kept upon it; all the avenues to it to be watched, that nothing hurtful enters, or evil comes out; it is to be kept by all manner of means that can be thought of, by prayer, hearing, reading, meditation; and, above all, by applying to Christ for his grace and Spirit to sanctify, preserve, and keep it.” End quote.  Wow, what powerful and true words!  My friend, take good care of thine heart. All of the issues of life are heart related.  If it is a personal issue then it is directly related to our heart.  If it is an issue brought on by others then it is a direct issue with their heart that has caused an issue with our heart.  Lastly, we can share our heart with someone we truly love.  To share the heart is an intimate and powerful thing.  Sharing the heart is when we share our most inner and personal feelings.  These feelings could be feelings for that person or it could even be unloading our feelings about many things of life that are affecting our heart.  The heart, we must guard it.  We need much grace for the heart.  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.  Amen.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Proverbs 5:21  For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings.

It is in our sinful nature as a human being to try and hide our sin.  A child does not have to be taught to sin.  It is in their nature.  We are born sinners.  The only hope we have of escaping the judgment of our sin is by accepting the blood payment of Jesus that was paid in full upon Calvary!  My dear friend, we cannot hide our sin from God.  We may hide it from friends, family and many others, but it in impossible to hide it from the eyes of the Lord.  He is sovereign in all His ways.  He is omnipresent.  He is everywhere at all times.  He sees all at all times.  His all-seeing ability is not comprehendible to our human minds.  To know that he sees our every sin is a scary truth when we are guilty.  But to know that His omnipresence is with us in need is an overwhelming joy to our soul!  The Psalmist says it well.  Psalms 139:1 O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it.  My friend, there is not an action we do that He does not know.  There is not a word we say that He does not hear.  And there is not a thought we think that He does not comprehend.  This reminder should cause all of us to shake in our shoes today.  This truth should cause a strong conviction to rise up within our heart.  On the other hand, this truth is a strong comfort in time of trouble to know that He is right here with us at all times.  He gave us His promise in 1 Samuel 12:22; For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.  Also in Hebrews 13:5; Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.  Our God is preeminent, omnipresent and omnipotent.  Let’s determine to live our lives in this eternal truth.  Amen.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
Eph 2:8.

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