Today’s Devotional – December 18th (Just Who is a Wise Man?)

By admin On December 15th, 2013

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – December 18th

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Just Who is a Wise Man?

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The King James Version says… “behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Wherehttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gospel_of_Matthew_Chapter_2-2_(Bible_Illustrations_by_Sweet_Media).jpg is He that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen His star in the east, and are come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:1, 2.

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Now these wise men from the east were spiritual leaders.

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But certainly they were wise men too, in the biblical sense of the word!

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After all, while the vast majority of God’s professed people were busy, going after the cares and pleasures and pastimes of the world, these wise men from the East had left all, so as to find the One who was to save the world!

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JUST WHO IS A WISE MAN?

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So perhaps it would do well, to take a moment to look at just what constitutes being called a “wise man”. Just what does the Bible have to say about being wise?

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Well, what better place to begin this search, than to go to the wisest mortal who ever lived…Solomon?

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Listen to this wisest of men… “Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:3-6.

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So here it is! Here is the key to becoming wise! To seek after the knowledge of God, as if we are seeking hidden treasure!

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THE HALF-HEARTED NEED NOT APPLY!

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Those who are truly seeking after God, are not divided in their lives: they are very focused on one thing only:company's coming to become like Jesus in every way!

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Listen… “And ye shall seek Me, and find Me, when ye shall search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

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There are many in God’s house, who, like the Old Testament worshippers, think they can serve God and Mammon too! But God dispels all such notions…

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Listen… “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” Matthew 6:24

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As this above verse reveals, God has no interest in a divided service! And only those who, like the wise men of old, are willing to leave all behind and begin their Heavenward sojourn, will ultimately find Him!

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THE GOOD NEWS!

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The Good News in all this is that God is very forgiving.

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And in His great mercy, He is allowing us time to repent of our woDavid's sorrow - Wikigallery - Public Domainrld-loving ways, and turn back to Him with all our hearts! Yes, we too may become wise men!

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Listen… “If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2nd Chronicles 7:14

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Ans so, if we will only begin to seek Him with all our heart, God is very willing to heal the polluted soil of our heart!

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David’s sorrow – Wikigallery – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER

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“Dear Lord, Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law. I am a stranger in the earth: hide not Thy commandments from me.  (Psalms 119:18, 19) 

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?” or you can also read… January 10th (Why Doesn’t My Christianity Work?)

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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“It (God’s Covenant) shall be established…

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for ever as the Moon…

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and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.”

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Psalm 89:37.

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GOSPEL INSCRIBED ON THE MOON

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The Bible states… “It (God’s Covenant) shall be established for ever as the Moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven (sky). Selah.” Psalm 89:37

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God’s Covenant (The Gospel) has been inscribed in the sky. In the night sky, predominantly. It has been established “as the Moon, and as a faithful witness…”.

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That there would be “signs in the Sun… moon, and…stars” (Luke 21:25) just before the end, was a promise made by God.

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But we didn’t know exactly what those signs would be (although many thought they knew).

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Nor did we realize that these signs would be pointing us to present Bible truths!

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“THE SCORNER (THE PHARISEE)”

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Please tilt your head to the left. Do you see a man with a very long pointed nose. (Obviously, the sketch to the right is just an exaggeration in order to help you find the face in the photo to the left.)2nd Face in Moon-wolf-www.signsofheaven.org

 

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Do you see an angry look? His right eye-brow is raised as if he is judging.

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This second face in the Moon appears to be that of a combination of a man as well as a fox. Or maybe a wolf. Doesn’t he have a long narrow nose like a wolf or fox? Maybe even a dog. Nevertheless, the expression on his face, as he appears to look down upon the Earth, is that of scorn. Unlike the first Moon-man’s sad shock and awe; this ‘man/fox/wolf/dog’ appears to be that of anger and scorn. As if he is disgusted at the sinful planet below. He is very moral, you see.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Moon Into Blood Trilogy: 2nd Face: The Evil-Eyed Pharisee Scorner” 

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TOMORROW:

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December 19 (“And Just Who is My Neighbor?”)

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