Sunday, December 30, 2012


(As an adverv, richly is also translated abundantly)

Mo. 12/31/12: Colossians 3:16                     Have you any room for Christ?

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Have you any room for Christ? Many a Christian neglects Bible study and suffers an impoverished heart.

Tu. 1/1/13: 1 Timothy 6:17a                        Are riches dependable?

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches

Are riches dependable? No. Riches are often spent on things that decay or devalue rapidly.

We. 1/2/13: 1 Timothy 6:17b                     Can the rich buy enjoyment?

Charge them that are rich in this world, that they … trust in … the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy

Can the rich buy enjoyment? No. Only God richly gives things to enjoy.

Th. 1/3/13: Titus 3:5-6                                What is the washing of regeneration?

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour

What is the washing of regeneration? Renewal by the Holy Spirit poured richly on us who believe.

Fr. 1/4/13: 2 Peter 1:10 -11                         What is a rich entrance?

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: for so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

What is a rich entrance? Instead of a fallen life, we could enter into a rich reward in heaven.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Mo. 12/24/12: Genesis 21:22 What did Abimelech see in Abraham?

And it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phichol, the commander of his army, spoke to Abraham, saying, “God is with you in all that you do.

What did Abimelech see in Abraham? He saw God prospering Abraham.

Mo. 12/25/12: Gen. 26:26, 28 – 29 What did Abimelech see in Isaac?

Then Abimelech came to (Isaac) from Gerar with Ahuzzath, one of his friends, and Phichol the commander of his army. But they said, “We have certainly seen that the Lord is with you … You are now the blessed of the Lord.’”

What did Abimelech see in Isaac? He saw that God blessed Isaac.

Mo. 12/26/12: Genesis 39:23 What did the Warden give Joseph?

The keeper of the prison did not look into anything that was under Joseph’s authority, because the Lord was with him; and whatever he did, the Lord made it prosper.

What did the Warden give Joseph? He gave Joseph ‘Carte Blanche,’ seeing that whatever he did, God prospered it.

Mo. 12/27/12: Proverbs 30:8b – 9 What is ideal for man?

Give me neither poverty nor riches—

Feed me with the food allotted to me;

Lest I be full and deny You,

And say, “Who is the Lord?”

Or lest I be poor and steal,

And profane the name of my God.

What is ideal for man? We seek neither riches nor poverty, but God.

Mo. 12/28/12: 1 Corinthians 16:2 What did Paul ask?

On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.

What did Paul ask? Our giving to God should be in accordance to how He has prospered us, not by any rule such as 10%.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Fear of Isaac

Mo. 12/17/12: Genesis 22:11 – 12                  What did Isaac’s being bound mean?
But the Angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!”
So he said, “Here I am.”
And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”
What did Isaac’s being bound mean? It meant that Isaac also feared God.
Tu. 12/18/12: Genesis 31:41 – 42                  Who was with Jacob?
Thus I have been in your house twenty years; I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times. Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands, and rebuked you last night.”
Who was with Jacob? Facing Laban, Jacob calls God ‘the Fear of Isaac.’
We. 12/19/12: Genesis 31:52 – 53                  Who did Jacob swear by?
This heap is a witness, and this pillar is a witness, that I will not pass beyond this heap to you, and you will not pass beyond this heap and this pillar to me, for harm. The God of Abraham, the God of Nahor, and the God of their father judge between us.” And Jacob swore by the Fear of his father Isaac.
Who did Jacob swear by? Jacob swore by the Fear of his father, Isaac.
Th. 12/20/12: Leviticus 19:14, 32                  What are some of God’s statutes?
You shall not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shall fear your God: I am the Lord.
You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the Lord.
What are some of God’s statutes?
Fr. 12/21/12: Matthew 10:28 – 31                  What did the Lord say about fear?
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
What did the Lord say about fear? Fear Him and do not fear.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Jacob's Ladder

Mo. 12/10/12: Genesis 28:1 – 2                  What did Isaac charge Jacob with?
Then Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, and said to him: “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan. Arise, go to Padan Aram, to the house of Bethuel your mother’s father; and take yourself a wife from there of the daughters of Laban your mother’s brother.
What did Isaac charge Jacob with? Take a wife from Laban’s family.
Tu. 12/11/12: Genesis 28:10 – 12                  What was Jacob’s dream?
Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
What was Jacob’s dream? A ladder with angels reached heaven.
We. 12/12/12: Genesis 28:13                  What did the Lord God promise?
And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: “I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants.
What did the Lord God promise? Like Abraham, the land and children.
Th. 12/13/12: Genesis 28:16 – 17                  What was Jacob’s reaction?
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it. And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”
What was Jacob’s reaction? He realized that it was not just a dream.
Fr. 12/14/12: Genesis 28:20 – 22                  What did Jacob do?
Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.
What did Jacob do? Jacob made a vow of tithing.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

In the Way of Truth

Mo. 12/3/12: Genesis 24:33, 48                  What was important to the servant?
Food was set before him to eat, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told about my errand.” And (Laban, Rebekah’s brother) said, “Speak on.”
And I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the way of truth to take the daughter of my master’s brother for his son.
What was important to the servant? The servant’s mission given by the master was more important than food. He walked in the way of truth.
Tu. 12/4/12: Genesis 24:57 – 58, 61                  What choice did Rebekah make?
So they said, “We will call the young woman and ask her personally.” Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?”
And she said, “I will go.” Then Rebekah and her maids arose, and they rode on the camels and followed the man. So the servant took Rebekah and departed.
What choice did Rebekah make? Rebekah said ‘yes.’ Her maids did not fetch water for the camels; she did.
We. 12/5/12: Genesis 24:64 – 66                  What did Rebekah show?                 
Then Rebekah lifted her eyes, and when she saw Isaac she dismounted from her camel; for she had said to the servant, “Who is this man walking in the field to meet us?”
The servant said, “It is my master.” So she took a veil and covered herself. And the servant told Isaac all the things that he had done.
What did Rebekah show? Rebekah showed respect and reverence.
Th. 12/6/12: Ephesians 1:12 – 13                  How can we emulate Rebekah?
… that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise
How can we emulate Rebekah? We have to hear and believe.
Fr. 12/7/12: Revelation 22:17                  Who calls the thirsty?
And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
Who calls the thirsty? The Spirit and the bride, both pictured in Genesis.