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Sunrise on Temple Mount in Jerusalem; Back to Previous Devotion

July 4 - Evening

"Those who work their land will have abundant food,
    but those who chase fantasies have no sense...
...Diligent hands will rule,
    but laziness ends in forced labor...
...The lazy do not roast any (their) game,
    but the diligent man prizes his possessions. "

- Proverbs 12:11, 24, 27

Sunset on the Sea of Galilee; Click to go to next devotion  
Contrasting the Diligent Life with the Fantasy Life    

Prosperity is the result of hard work, while chasing fantasies and attempting get-rich-quick schemes are the antithesis of prosperity. (Proverbs 12:11)

The diligent man will rule and become the leader in contrast to the man who continually avoids work and neglects preparation. The lazy man will only survive in a forced labor situation (slavery, indebtedness, etc.). (Proverbs 12:24)

A good indication of separation between the diligent who prosper and rule with the fantasizing sluggard is seen in how they care for their earthly possessions. The lazy man doesn’t even put forth effort in preparing his daily meal. The lazy man’s lack of preparation for his day to day needs is contrasted with the diligent man abundantly providing for himself while even caring for his temporal possessions. (Proverbs 12:27)

Once again, this wisdom is often contrary to the view of religions! Here, in the divine proverbs, the champion man of wisdom is diligent in labor, abundant with food, presiding in leadership and vigilant with his earthly possessions. Wisdom says a man of God can manage himself in this world while also being prepared for eternity. Religion often destroys both, leaving a man’s life on earth empty and his soul ill-prepared for eternity. Wisdom is calling in the streets, not necessarily in religious institutions (Proverbs 1:20-33).

  Christian Quote from Church History
"What I have seen in the past 10 years of traveling- performing at a church one day and a casino the next- is that a lot of people in the church want to be entertained, and people in casinos want to be ministered to. That's hard to understand, but I see a hunger in the world that I don't see in the church."
- Ricky Skaggs (article here)
Something to Ponder??

1517 – While Johann Tetzel was using the best fundraising gimmick of the Middle Ages, the selling of documents for the forgiveness of sin called indulgences, Martin Luther was attacking the corruption of the church. Luther, a monk serving as a priest and professor in Wittenberg, Germany, wrote 95 points of contention that he had with the church. He publicly posted these 95 theses in 1517 hoping for a debate with the church leaders. He was debated by Tetzel and Johann Eck who charged Luther with heresy. The pope followed in 1520 with a decree condemning Luther. Luther’s books were burned and he was excommunicated. But, Luther responded by publicly burning the official papal decree that the pope issued to him.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Euchomai (Gr) – to affirm (Eng) – the Greek word euchomai can refer to vows, promises, wishes
or prayers. The simple meaning is to “affirm out loud.” In Homer’s (700 BC) writing euchomai means to make your boast or make yourself known. Euchomai in pagan religious setting meant to make a vow in order to receive a blessing or to pray. By Hellenistic times (200 BC) euchomai appears on inscriptions offering thanksgiving to the gods. In the papyri (100 AD) euchomai appears at the beginning of letters when the writer of the correspondence prays for the reader in simple sentences like, “I pray that you are well.” In these later cases euchomai is used in the papyri to basically mean, “I hope…I wish…I pray…you are well”

Euchomai occurs only 6x in the NT, but none in the Gospels.

  • 3 John 2 where euchomai is used similar to its contemporary use in the papyri:
    "Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may
    be in good health, as it goes well with your soul."

  • Acts 26:29 where Paul wishes Agrippa would become a believer
  • Acts 27:29 where sailors make their wish known during a storm
  • Romans 9:3 where Paul wishes he could be anathema in order to save Israel.
  • 2 Corinthians 13:7 and 13:9 where euchomai means “prayer”
  The priestly palace (residence) of Annas the High Priest has been identified. This is where Jesus' trial began the night he was betrayed. (See details HERE and HERE and HERE.)
Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Do I spend my life dreaming?
Am I waiting for my “lucky break” that will sweep me into my fantasy life?

I will find a productive use of my time, work diligently, manage my resources and
care for the things that have been entrusted to me.

  "For they cannot sleep till
they do evil;
they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall."

- Proverbs 4:16
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) Jeremiah 22:20-30 2 Kings 11
Prayer for Today
Personal Prayer Church Prayer Item National Prayer Concerns World Prayer Concerns

Confess sin

Opportunities to share the gospel in church and in community

Illegal Aliens

Photo of Jerusalem; Pictures of Israel Bible Map and Diagram
Water falls at En Gedi

The cycles of Judgment

The cycles of Judgment

A water falls at En Gedi
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