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The LORD Knows!

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Okay, the book of Proverbs is brutal on the unsaved souls and the foolish people. However, if we aren’t foolish and we’re saved and we trust and obey GOD, HE has great blessings for us.

Who doesn’t like to be blessed? I know I do.

So, let’s take a closer look at some of the verses in Proverbs 15:

    • V.3 – The Lord’s eyes see everything; He watches both evil and good people.
      1. Because the Lord is omniscient, He can see and know everything.
      2. By watching both evil and good, He will know what to do with each one.
    • V.8-9 – The Lord hates the sacrifice that the wicked offer, but he likes the prayers of honest people. The Lord hates what evil people do, but he loves those who do what is right.
      1. Hate is a strong word here. What does the Lord mean by hate here?
        ~Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines hate like this:
        To dislike greatly; to have a great aversion to. It expresses less than abhor, detest, and abominate unless pronounced with a peculiar emphasis.
        Why would the Lord hate? He cannot and will not put up with evil wrongdoing. Offering something wicked and doing evil things is detestable and abominable. It’s basically criminal.
    • V.11 – The Lord knows what is happening in the world of the dead, so he surely knows the thoughts of the living.
      1. This verse goes well with v. 3. You cannot avoid the Lord knowing everything.
    • V. 14 – People with understanding want more knowledge, but fools just want more foolishness.
      1. This verse goes well with all the verses. When we have understanding and are knowledgeable of the Word and are born-again believers, we hunger for it. Fools; well, are just foolish and they hunger for foolishness.
    • V. 18-19 – People with quick tempers cause trouble, but those who control their tempers stop a quarrel. A lazy person’s life is like a patch of thorns, but an honest person’s life is like a smooth highway.
      1. This scripture is self-explanatory. When there are trouble-makers, there is trouble. Those who control themselves keep things from being thorny. Honest people can have a smooth highway. To a degree, yes. However, that’s not to say that honest people never encounter fools; because they do. It’s how honest smart people handle life’s situations that can make life hard or smooth. Some hard life situations can be used to help build our faith and make us spiritually stronger.
    • V. 24-26 – Wise people’s lives get better and better. They avoid whatever would cause their death. The Lord will tear down the proud person’s house, but he will protect the widow’s property. The Lord hates evil thoughts but is pleased with kind words.
      1. These verses pretty much sum up all of what I mentioned above. Wisdom is best. Foolish pride is bad. As the last sentence says: The Lord hates evil but is pleased with kindness.

“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” —Jackie Chan

Life is hard. We know that. The thing is… depending on our attitude and lifestyle, we can make it harder; or not. It’s our choice. Which choice do you go with? If your choice is anything but living the Lord’s way, you’re going to be quite miserable in your life.

“Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.” —Henry James

One other bit of scripture:

‘A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”‘ John 13:34-35

How can I pray for you? Contact me through the form below:

Dear ABBA YAH, I pray for all the readers of this article/devotional. I pray that they choose You and Your way, living wisely. I lift up those who are ill, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I pray for healing and recovery. I also pray for Your will and that you will get the glory and honor no matter the outcome of our lives. Thank You, Lord, in Jesus’ name, amen.

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Learn To Be Satisfied

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In today’s day and age, there’s this mindset that people want it all and they want it now and believe they deserve it. That attitude flies in the face of GOD’s word. GOD is not selfish and self-centered. He doesn’t teach us to be selfish.

In the Word, Paul teaches us that we don’t need everything and we don’t need it now, to be satisfied in life. GOD will provide when something is really needed. We can become so busy thinking only about ourselves that we forget about GOD. If we want to be blessed by GOD we need to point to HIM in all things. All we have to do is read HIS word to find His will for our lives.

We find, also, in GOD’s word that he commands us to love HIM and only HIM, that we’re not to have any other gods. When we take our eyes off of GOD and start fretting about what we need and want, we make those things our god.

What are you focusing on that could become your god? We all do it. It’s our human nature. Satan would love nothing more than to catch you in his traps and keep you in bondage. He’s the ultimate deceiver. HE can make himself look like GOD in his word trickery and ensnare you. Look what he did to Eve in the garden.

Repent and turn to GOD and trust HIM for all your needs.

How can I pray for you? Leave me a message below:

Dear Father GOD, I lift up the readers of this blog. I pray that they seek YOU, find YOU, and surrender fully to YOU. I praise, honor, glorify, adore, and love YOU, GOD. I lift up all the sick; physically, mentally, and spiritually. I trust YOU, GOD, to meet all their needs and that they know and trust YOU in their lives; as well as myself. I can get sidetracked, GOD. I pray that my gaze is fixed on YOU and that I get vertically aligned and stay on the straight and narrow path that leads to YOU in heaven. I pray this for all the readers here too. I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.

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Gain Wisdom From God!


Let’s look at what wisdom is as defined by Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary.


  1. The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them. This is wisdom in act, effect, or practice. If wisdom is to be considered as a faculty of the mind, it is the faculty of discerning or judging what is most just, proper, and useful, and if it is to be considered as an acquirement, it is the knowledge and use of what is best, most just, most proper, most conducive to prosperity or happiness. Wisdom in the first sense, or practical wisdom, is nearly synonymous with discretion. It differs somewhat from prudence, in this respect; prudence is the exercise of sound judgment in avoiding evils; wisdom is the exercise of sound judgment either in avoiding evils or attempting good. Prudence then is a species, of which wisdom is the genus [(in philosophical and general use) a class of things that have common characteristics and that can be divided into subordinate kinds.] Wisdom gained by experience is of inestimable value.
    Example: It is hoped that our rulers will act with dignity and wisdom; that they will yield everything to reason, and refuse everything to force.
  2. In Scripture, human learning; erudition; knowledge of arts and sciences.
    Example: Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians. Acts 7.
  3. The quickness of intellect; readiness of apprehension; dexterity in execution; as the wisdom of Bezaleel and Aholiab. Exodus 31.
  4. Natural instinct and keen discernment. Job 39.
  5. In Scripture theology, wisdom is true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands. This is the wisdom that is from above. Psalm 90. Job 28.
  6. Profitable words or doctrine. Psalm 37.
    The wisdom of this world, mere human education; or the carnal policy of men, their craft and artifices in promoting their temporal interests; called also fleshly wisdom. 1 Corinthians 2. 2 Corinthians 1.
    The wisdom of words, artificial or affected eloquence; or learning displayed in teaching. 1 Corinthians 1 and 2.

We’ll focus on number 5 in this blog entry.

Wisdom is true religion; godliness; piety; the knowledge and fear of God, and sincere and uniform obedience to his commands.

God is telling us to be wise in His word, commands, obedience, reverence to Him, and how we live out our Christly lives for Him.

What are we doing with Jesus Christ the Messiah in the world? We need to be about the Father’s business sharing the gospel, planting seeds, and winning souls for YAH. What does that look like in your life? Let’s interact. Leave a comment and let’s share and chat.

For me, it’s this blog, it’s all the things I share on social media, and the in-person interactions I participate in. Nowadays, in-person interaction isn’t what it used to be, because of the chaos surrounding the virus and the fear created by it.

Many people fear getting ill and dying. I do not. Why? Because, even in death, I know where my spirit is going in the afterlife. It’s going to heaven to be with Jesus. There’s no fear in that. Why are you afraid? What do you fear and why?

Dear Abba YAH, I lift up all these lives to You. I pray that they acquire great wisdom of and from YOU. I pray that we’ll be about YOUR business spreading the gospel of Jesus, The Good News. Take away the fear of humans, YAH. Help us reach out to in-person interaction and be Your family. I love, honor, glorify, and adore YOU, YAH. In Jesus’ name, amen.

How can I pray for you? Contact me and I’ll get some prayer warriors on it, right away. Including me.

Also, take a minute to check out related blog posts linked below this post. They offer some great insight.


The Call – Not From Any Human Source

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To serve God is the deliberate love-gift of a nature that has heard the call of God. -Oswald Chambers

According to Paul, in the scripture, and Oswald Chambers, God’s call on our lives happens without our choosing. Paul mentions in verse 12 that he received revelation directly from Jesus Christ. Then in verse 15, it says: But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace.

We are God’s vessels. He uses each of us for his grand purpose. To share the Good News of the Gospel to save lost souls for Christ.

What are you doing to prepare yourselves for God to place a ministry on your hearts? Paul went away and spent time preparing himself. Then, he came back to spend time with Peter to learn to be a disciple of Jesus. God doesn’t need ours or any other human source to do HIS will in our lives. HE simply wants each of us to give HIM time. HE wants to use each of us. HE will use each of us with or without our permission. It’s HIS prerogative!

Dear Father YAH, thank YOU for the call on my life and pray for all the others YOU call on to be on board with YOU and not resist it. Show us, LORD, what we need to do to honor YOU and to glorify YOU. I pray each person reading this will be convicted to seek and surrender fully to YOU. I pray also, Father YAH, for the sick. I pray for healing and recovery according to YOUR will. Thank YOU, in Jesus’ name, amen.


Loving God is Knowing God

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GOD knows! You can’t hide anything from HIM. So, to me, it’s mind-blowing… even though HE knows us, intimately; no matter how wretched we are, HE still loves us enough to give us a Savior to reconcile us to Himself.

Do you know GOD? By that question, I mean, do you LOVE GOD? Because, if you LOVE GOD, you’re HIS child; a child of GOD. Because of this love of GOD/Jesus/Holy Spirit, we have eternal life in heaven through HIM.

What’s holding you back or limiting you from knowing GOD/loving GOD? Why is it holding you back/limiting you from knowing GOD/loving GOD? Nothing in this world is powerful enough to snatch us from GOD and HIS love for us. HIS children. The only thing is, us limiting ourselves because of some fear. Fear is a liar and is from the devil. Stop believing the lies of the devil. Free yourself from your own prison of fear.

Dear YAH,  El Shaddai, Emmanuel, I pray for those who know YOU, but are holding themselves back and that they would allow you to break those chains. I pray for those who don’t know YOU… I pray that they will know YOU… I pray that they accept YOU as their one true Savior and GOD. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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God Knows His Sheep

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GOD asks us to “know” Him. He already knows us. His desire is for us to know Him. Some do; some don’t. Those who do know Him are blessed. He loves His own. He loves us because Jesus gave His life freely for us. Our Savior. Without Him, we’re totally and utterly lost. We’re empty.

What happens when we “know” God? Leave a comment to get a conversation started. Let’s learn. Let’s uplift one another!

Father God, thank You for allowing us to “know” You in an intimate way. It puts a whole new perspective on our relationship with You. I pray for everyone who reads this blog post will “know” You and accept Jesus as their savior. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Renewed Spirit

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2

Renewed spirit… Renewed mind… Being transformed by God into a new person. When we allow God to work in and through us, we’re willing participants in this act of renewing. We must throw off the old nature and accept God’s gift in renewing us. With this new nature, we are His. We are part of the body of Christ. That makes us special in that we all have a function as part of the body of Christ… Let’s do our part and share the Gospel with those lost souls and help bring them back to God.

Here are some other scriptures to ponder:

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Dear heavenly Abba YAH, thank You for renewing us, mind, body, soul, and spirit. Help us to keep our minds on You. Show us a clear path to YOU and keep us from falling away from YOU. Thank You for allowing me to write these devotionals to share with the world. I pray that You will put it in front of those who need it. In Jesus’ name, amen.

A New Life Has Begun

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Christ’s death and resurrection give us new life so we can be made right with God.

We are made Christ’s ambassadors. God has tasked us with reconciling people to Himself. When we are reconciled to God, we’re made new. We throw off the old self and live new in Christ.

A Christ’s ambassador is God’s messenger here on earth to share the gospel with the world; planting the seed, then God nourishes and harvests. That’s what we do as Christians. God makes His appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we please, “Come back to God!”

Father God, YAH, I pray that we will be the best Christ ambassadors to a lost world to bring them back to You. Thank you, Yahweh, in Jesus’ name, amen.


Putting on a New Nature

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‘Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.’ Ephesians 4:21-24

Once you learn the truth of Jesus Christ and accept Him as your personal savior, there’s no turning back. You will throw off the old sinful self and let the Holy Spirit renew you, your thoughts, and your attitude.

God’s word also tells us:
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:1‭-‬2

When you let God transform you, you become holy and righteous. Which is acceptable, pleasing, and perfect to Him.

Don’t get me wrong, life will never be a bed of roses. Each trial we face, God uses it in a way to make us grow in our faith. Keeping us on our toes. That is if we stay in His word and live our lives according to His word.

Father YAH, I lift up the readers of this post to You. I pray that they will seek You, will accept You, will throw off the old sinful self, and be renewed by You. Thank You for giving us Jesus to be our Savior. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Living the New Life

Christ’s death and resurrection give us new life so we can be made right with God.

He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them. 2 Corinthians 5:15

Our focus for a new life is in heaven where Jesus sits. We do not live for ourselves after we receive Christ’s new life. Christ “is” our life. We are new in Him; so, we have no need for the old way of life.

‘You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for He forgave all our sins. For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him, you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.’ Colossians 2:12-13

There’s a lot of mention of death and life. That is because before Christ became our redeemer we lived in sin, which leads to spiritual death. When we accept Christ as our savior we die to the old ways when we are baptized and we receive new life; we come alive spiritually.

Because of our new spiritual life, our home is in heaven, not earth. That’s where our focus is. We live for Christ, not ourselves.

No matter what is going on around us on earth, we need to keep our eyes on the prize, Jesus Christ; who is seated on the throne in heaven. Stay the course.

Here are some things to help us do that:

  • Be in the word of GOD.
  • Pray often. Have a prayer mindset.
    • We can pray anywhere anytime.
  • Share the gospel to plant the seed of salvation.
    • God will do the rest.
  • Meet regularly to study the word of God with like-minded believers and pray together over the word and for each other.

Dear Abba YAH, I pray for all the readers of this message. I ask that if anyone needs help that these messages and prayers will guide them to You. I pray that all believers will seek You and will read and listen to Your word; being ready to give a reason for their faith in You. Help us all to live our lives for You according to Your word. Thank You for our new life in Christ. Thank You for being our savior, cutting away the sinful nature, and making us new in You. I pray all this in Jesus’ name, amen.