Daily Encouragement

August 11 – What is the plowing of the wicked?

August 11
Nehemiah 1:1-3:14
1 Corinthians 7:1-24
Psalm 31:19-24
Proverbs 21:4

Nehemiah 1:7 – 1,000 years after Moses, Nehemiah is still aware of the consequences of forsaking the law, but the promise for obedience to the law (Nehemiah 1:8).

Nehemiah 2:4 – One of the shortest prayers recorded in the Bible

Nehemiah 2:18 -The energy within the crowd – “Let us rise up and build!” God’s work should result in an enthusiastic response!

Nehemiah 3:1 – Nehemiah motivated the pilgrims of Israel to follow thru on the burden that God shared with Nehemiah to rebuild the city.

1 Corinthians 7:1 – Paul picks up – having chastised the Corinthians for tolerating incest, he backs up and shows the why of sexual morality:

  • Exclusivity (1 Corinthians  7:1),
  • Monogamy (1 Corinthians 7:2),
  • Sexuality (1 Corinthians 7:3),
  • Submissive (1 Corinthians 7:4)

1 Corinthians 7:19 – Paul reiterates that circumcision is not valuable in God’s economy – in Romans 4:9-12.

Psalm 31:20 – The Psalmist knows the blessing of the LORD hiding him safely away from his enemies! Because God has been so good, the Psalmist has to shout (Psalm 31:19, Psalm 31:21, Psalm 31:23-24).

Proverbs 21:4 – What does he mean the plowing of the wicked? From Ellicott’s:

The plowing of the wicked.–i.e., their work, all they do; for it is not done to please God but themselves; nor carried on in His strength, but in reliance upon their own, and therefore it is “sin,” not pleasing to Him.

Share how reading thru the Bible has been The plowing of the wicked.–i.e., their work, all they do; for it is not done to please God but themselves; nor carried on in His strength, but in reliance upon their own, and therefore it is “sin,” not pleasing to Him.a blessing to you! E-mail us at 2018bible@vcyamerica.org or call and leave a message at 414-885-5370.

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