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Week 4: Knowing the Scriptures
Today’s Easy Task: Put together a jigsaw puzzle
How to complete this task:
- Complete today’s task reading
- Pray today’s prayer
- Read today’s scriptures
- Put together a jigsaw puzzle looking at the picture
- Then put together a jigsaw puzzle without looking at the picture
Today’s Task Reading
I’m so glad you have made it to week 4. Awesome job!! This week we will focus on knowing the scripture. Today’s task will focus on following God’s plan one piece at a time using a jigsaw puzzle.
You will need two puzzles to do your easy task. With the first puzzle we will see the puzzle picture as we put together the puzzle pieces. The last puzzle we will not see the puzzle picture as we put together the puzzle pieces. Putting together the puzzle pieces without knowing the end results can be very frustrating to put together the puzzle. However, we know eventually we will see the whole picture and we just have to keep going and never stop. If we relate putting together the puzzle pieces to our lives, we must trust that God knows the big picture and He is giving us what we need at the right time. We must know that God is in control (Ecclesiastes 7:14), He has a great plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11), He puts everything together in His time (Proverbs 19:21), and there is no need for us to worry (Matthew 6:25-27).
Also remember that God has provided us a guide to give us instructions for all matters of life. His instructions always benefit us and help us to enjoy life in peace and comfort, but we must take the time to learn and study them. He has an eating plan for us to helps us acquire and maintain great health as well as a money plan that helps us acquire and maintain great wealth. We just have to choose whether we want to follow and obey his instructions.
God gives us good things, but He wants us to choose Him first. God doesn’t want us to skimp our time with Him. He wants us to Pray, Study, and Read His Word. God wants for us to be wise, not wasteful, and not careless.
The Bible is a covenant. It is a pact between God and His people. The purpose of the covenant is to keep a promise and if it is broken there are consequences. God always keeps His promises, but God’s people have a hard time keeping their promises. Sometimes they do it successfully and sometimes unsuccessfully. God sent His son Jesus to save us (John 3:17) and that why Jesus left us the Holy Spirit so we can have power to do God’s will and stick to our part of the pact (John 14:26).
Numbers 30:2 says “If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth” and Jeremiah 11:3 says, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: “Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant”.
When we accept Jesus in our heart by speaking and believing God raised Jesus from the dead. We are saved, and our salvation isn’t an excuse for us to not keep our part of the covenant, but to rely on the Holy Spirit transformed the heart (Zechariah 4:6)
Today’s Prayer: God, You are Jehovah Nissi. You are our banner. That means you are our protection and deliverance. When we are weary, upset, discombobulated, you send us supernatural help to overcome obstacles we face as long as we trust, believe and depend on You. Lord we yield our spirit, soul and body to You. Let your will be done in our life. Give us today everything we need to be healthier and wealthier according to Your will. Forgive us for our sins as we forgive those who sins against us. For Yours is the kingdom in heaven and earth forever. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Today’s Scriptures: Ecclesiastes 7:14, Jeremiah 29:11, Proverbs 19:21, Matthew 6:25-27, John 3:17, John 14:26, Numbers 30:2, Jeremiah 11:3, Zechariah 4:6
Ecclesiastes 7:14 New King James Version (NKJV)
14 In the day of prosperity be joyful,
But in the day of adversity consider:
Surely God has appointed the one [a]as well as the other,
So that man can find out nothing that will come after him.
Ecclesiastes 7:14 alongside
Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Proverbs 19:21 New King James Version (NKJV)
21 There are many plans in a man’s heart,
Nevertheless the Lord’s counsel—that will stand.
Matthew 6:25-27 New King James Version (NKJV)
Do Not Worry
25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one [a]cubit to his [b]stature?
Matthew 6:27 About 18 inches
Matthew 6:27 height
John 3:17 New King James Version (NKJV)
17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
John 14:26 New King James Version (NKJV)
26 But the [a]Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 14:26 Comforter, Gr. Parakletos
Numbers 30:2 New King James Version (NKJV)
2 If a man makes a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by some agreement, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
Jeremiah 11:3 New King James Version (NKJV)
3 and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God of Israel: “Cursed is the man who does not obey the words of this covenant
Zechariah 4:6 New King James Version (NKJV)Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
6 So he answered and said to me:
“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel:
‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
Says the Lord of hosts.
Get your notebook or Week 4 of Faith and Fit 90 Series 1: Knowing the Scriptures Workbook on Amazon to do the following tasks.
We will need assistance with this assignment. We will need someone to get two puzzles. The first puzzle our assistant will show us to the picture and we’ll put it together. The second puzzle our assistant will not show us a picture of what we are putting together and we’ll have to put it together without seeing the end result. We must know that God is in control (Ecclesiastes 7:14), He has a great plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11), He puts everything together in His time (Proverbs 19:21), and there is no need for us to worry (Matthew 6:25-27).
- Please write why you believe God is in control of your life here. I believe God is in control, because…
- Please write why you believe God has great plan for your life here. I believe God has a great plan for my life, because…
- Please write why you believe God put everything together in His time here. I believe God put everything together in His time, because…
- Please write why you believe there is no need for me to worry here. I believe I don’t have to worry, because…
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Live Healthier and Wealthier,
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