Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 12 (The Answer To Every Question)

By admin On March 30th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – May 12

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The Answer To Every Question

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We live in a day and age in which information is very easily accessible.

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With the advent of the computer, we can now just ask a question and in just a few seconds, can be reading an answer, via that Information Super-Highway! It’s nothing short of amazing!

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But in addition, there are countless books and magazine articles and TV shows, dedicated to offering us advice about this or that question of life.

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Internet-Sign – by I, Cawi2001 – Wikimedia – share-alike license

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WHO DO WE LISTEN TO?

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The problem is, just who do we listen to?

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There are so many conflicting ideas cohttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgming at us! There are so many self-help books to read! And so many psychologists who assure that their way is the right way!

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“Who should I marry?”

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“How should I raise my children?”

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“How should I prepare for the future?”

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“What kinds of entertainment should I allow my children to watch or listen to?”

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“How should I love my spouse?” 

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“How should I deal with friends, neighbors, and fellow-workers?”

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“Should I invest in this or in that?”

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“Which church should I go to?”

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“Do I need to be concerned about the neighborhood children’s influence on my children?”

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“How should I discipline my children?”

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“How should I educate my children?”

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“Is it OK to drink?”

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“How can I get control of my temper?”

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These are just some of the life questions which elicit a myriad of differing answers.

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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“MAN SHALL…LIVE…BY EVERY WORD”

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“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4

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The above words were uttered by Jesus, as he refuted the lie of the King of Confusion, the Devil.

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And notice that Jesus did not say, “Man shall…live…by SOME words of God”.

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Rather, Jesus commands that man shall live, “by EVERY WORD which proceeds out of the mouth of God!”

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In other words, the Bible is not some pic-n-choose buffet in which we accept this and refuse that! But man is to walk by every word of God!

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This is the only way that we can walk in truth. 

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Christ battles Satan – www.thebiblerevival.com – Public Domain

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A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD

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Glittering Sword Constellation www.theheavensdeclare.net

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The Bible is called, “a two-edged sword”. Hebrews 4:12

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In other words, it cuts both ways.

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For those who seek after truth, the Bible will reveal truth.

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But for those who are looking for excuses to sin, the Bible will provide all the necessary excuses.

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That is why it is so important to live by every word of truth, and not just cherry-pick what we like.

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Glittering Sword Constellation www.theheavensdeclare.net

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THE QUESTION OF WINE-DRINKING

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For instance, the Bible says… “And wine that maketh glad the heart of man,” Psalm 104:15.

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Now if we stop right there, we could only conclude that God approves of Christians drinking wine.

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But if we keep reading, we stumble across this verse… “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1

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Now we are in a quandary.

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So which is it?

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Should we, or should we not drink?

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Hangover – Dunfermline City Chambers – By Paul Mcllroy – Wikipedia – Creative Commons This carving is said to be of a Burgh official who gave the stone masons a hard time during the building

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“GIVE WINE TO THEM THAT ARE PERISHING”

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And so, the Christian continues to study out the subject of whether or not to drink, and eventually finds this next verse…https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cheers!_(3162940696).jpg

“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.” Proverbs 31:4-7

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So now, the Bible student begins to see a much greater concept concerning wine. God is a tender God, and takes no pleasure in seeing mankind suffering.

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And so, He has given wine to those who are perishing and have no hope, so that they can drink and forget their miseries.

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Hands Toasting Drinks – Cheers! Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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“NOT FOR KINGS TO DRINK WINE!”

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But for kings (and we Christians are kings), God has chosen us to reign and rule with https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgChrist. And since our King, Jesus, did not drink wine, we naturally want to emulate Him in every way.

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And so, realizing that Christ was and is a king, this same verse answers our question about drinking…“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

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Yes, here is seen that as kings, we are not to drink wine.

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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“THEY…SEARCHED THE SCRIPTURES DAILY”

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Listen to this exhortations from the Book of Acts…These (Bereans) were more noble thanhttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11

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Here is seen that just like those noble Bereans, we too must search the Scriptures daily to seek for the truth, without prejudice.

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This is how we are to search the Bible for the answers to life’s questions. And the more we search, the easier it gets to discern between truth and error.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public-Domain

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COME OUT OF HER (BABYLON) MY PEOPLE

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And so, when you get right down to heart of the matter, this world is a Babylon of confusion!

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Opinions, teachings, religions, and ideologies are blowing from every direction!

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And the Bible tells us… “Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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God has given us a book, which answers every question! When a person places their trust in that book, then and only then will they finally be able to come out of Babylon, “the city of confusion” Isaiah 24:10.

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Yes, the confusion in our mind will simply go away, as we fill our hearts with God’s Word of truth!

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by G. Dore’ – The Confusion Of Tongues in Babylon – from www.creationism.org-public domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me a great love for the Bible and all its wisdom and counsel. Give me the love for daily study of its life-giving words. Help me to grow in wisdom and understanding…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… FLOOD WATERS, PART 5- ATHEISM & PSYCHOLOGY, or you can also read this shorter article… February 19th (“Man Shall…Live…By Every Word”) 

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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MICHAEL, THE SOLDIER

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If one looks up in the winter night skies, the constellation, Orion can be located. This constellation fulfills Revelation 12 concerning Michael the Soldier, who battles against the Dragon: “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” Rev. 12:7, 8.

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Contrary to popular opinion, Michael here represents Christ as He battles this dragon. This will be adequately proven in this article and in various other sections of this website. No, Christ is not merely an angel. Christ is very eternal God. But Christ is often represented as various entities, such as a rose, or a burning bush, as well as many others things in the Bible.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW…

” May 13 (It’s a Wonderful Life! or NOT?)”

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