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Dan at MemorizeTheBibeWithMe.comAncient Jewish Wisdom

  • Doesn’t really have much to do with I.Q. or being “smart”
  • Has everything to do with “orientation towards God”
  • Being “Wise” is less about “being” wise and more about “getting” wise
  • Gaining in Wisdom is merging right-thinking with right-action
  • It’s about making Godly Choices and learning to apply God’s truths to life’s circumstances

Trust In The Lord With All Your Heart

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 
in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.  
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

– Proverbs 3:5-8

“Fear of the LORD” – What’s that?

This is a loving “reverence” that includes submission to God’s Lordship and an understanding that all knowledge starts with this submission to God.

  • “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…” 
    Proverbs 1:7
  • “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Wisdom…”
    Proverbs 9:10

Compact, Practical Statements that stick in the mind.

The Proverbs are short and compact statements that help keep us oriented towards God.  They are great to memorize and take with us throughout the week so that we can put them into action.  Wisdom is learned over time through application and implementation.  We’ll make mistakes, but over time and with God’s help, we can learn to make Godly choices.  Remember, the highest “good” a person can achieve is to do God’s will.

Question:

Do you have a favorite proverb?  Let us know by posting it below.

Just click the Comment link below and let us know.

Also, if you have a suggestion for a memory verse to use in the future, feel free to leave your idea as a comment at the bottom of this post or send me an email at Dan@MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.com

Thanks and have a great week!

Dan

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (R). Copyright (C) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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042 Living Sacrifices And Renewed Minds – Romans 12:1-2

by Dan Horner on September 15, 2013

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Dan at MemorizeTheBibeWithMe.comGod’s gift requires a response

Paul wrote a letter to the group of believers who lived in Rome during the first century.  He spent the first half of that letter explaining that humanity was separated from God by their sin.

He presented the details demonstrating that there was no way to bridge the gap between a sinful human race and a Holy God.  With sadness, he acknowledges that all are guilty.  (Romans 3:9-20)

Put then Paul explains God’s Mercy, Grace and Forgiveness and explains that by Faith in Jesus we are made right before God and are free from bondage to our sin natures.

This is such wonderful news that it requires a response.

Paul declares this when he turns a corner in Chapter 12 issues the following plea to his readers:

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices…”

– Romans 12:1a (emphasis added)

He wants to transform our lives!

And that happens when out of gratitude, we yield our entire person to His will.

Remember Episode 005 – The New Has Come?   We learned that when we turn and follow Christ, we are changed through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!

– 2 Corinthians 5:17

Living Sacrifices and Renewed Minds

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God — this is your spiritual act of worship. 

Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is — his good, pleasing and perfect will.

– Romans 12:1-2

Question:

Jesus made it clear on several occasions that obedience from the heart was far more important than rituals.  How is being a “…living sacrifice…” aligned with obedience from the heart?

Just click the Comment link below and let us know.

Also, if you have a suggestion for a memory verse to use in the future, feel free to leave your idea as a comment at the bottom of this post or drop me an email at Dan@MemorizeTheBibleWithMe.com

Thanks and have a great week!

Dan

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Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (R). Copyright (C) 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

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041 All Things Work Together For Good – Romans 8:28-30

September 9, 2013

Thanks for the Suggestion! A big “Thank You” to Christopher Cummings @chriscummings01 for this week’s verse suggestion.  I’m more than happy to receive suggestions for verses you’d like to memorize and then work them into the production schedule.  Feel free to connect with me and send suggestions via Twitter, Facebook or even through the comments […]

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040 Job Asks: Where Is God? – Job 23:8-10

September 1, 2013

The Problem of Suffering I find the Book of Job a very difficult book to read.  It’s one of the ancient pieces of Wisdom Literature in the Bible so it’s structure can be a bit difficult to navigate. What makes maters worse is that much of what is written in Job is actually WRONG and […]

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039 The Whole Armor of God – Ephesians 6:10-12

July 22, 2013

Paul Draws Attention to the Unseen World When Paul wrote his letter to the Ephesians he covered a lot of ground. He explains God’s Eternal Plan at work in the world and the mystery of God’s extension of the Gospel to the non-Jew. He talks about Unity in Christ He challenges us to be Spirit-Led and […]

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038 Friends With Jesus – John 15:13-15

July 14, 2013

Friend of God Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command.  I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business.  Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from […]

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