The Way of the Lord is strength to the upright (Proverbs 10:29).
There are two ways to live: God’s Way or the devil’s way
(Ephesians 4:29). If we walk God’s way we are plugged into God’s
Strength. If we walk the devil’s way we give him a place to wear us out (Daniel 7:25). (more…)
Reference to a Truth Processor is made in many articles throughout the Living the Truth ministry. What is a truth processor? (more…)
Reuben Ewert News and New Devotional
I am taking “on the job” training to be an effective caregiver. Wow! they were correct when they said that this would require “36 hour days”
Please accept my apologies for not keeping my website active. Don’t give up on me. I have a burden to restart the emphasis on Biblical Living as soon as possible. No promises in the meantime.
The Biblical Living Series will continue with a new topic each month. The topic for May is Living Through James. You can download your free copy here.
Nothing Grace can’t handle.
Reuben and Evelyn
Yesterday Evelyn had heaviness in the chest and soreness in the right arm.
We went to the Duke hospital….a wonderful hospital. We were treated well. They ran Evelyn through a series of blood tests and EKG tests.
The Biblical Living Series devotional has been well received. This devotional has a built in truth processor which helps believers take God’s word beyond knowing to living the truth.. In January we processed the book of Joshua. In February the book of Proverbs was our focus. We have entitled the
Truth Processing From Proverbs Devotional Day 21.
Over 100 people are using the Biblical Living Series for their daily devotions. This material has a built in Truth Processor that guides the participant to process the Scripture beyond Bible study to Bible Living. You can join us by subscribing for these free monthly booklets at http://reubenewert.com/subscribe-here/
We are now using the Proverbs issue. In order to illustrate how I use the material I jumped ahead and did day 21 on the 20th so I could send it to you to arrive on the morning of the 21st. Every day we take a portion of scripture through four stages or bases based on Colossians 1:9-11. See my website under Biblical Living for more explanation of the Truth Processor.
PROCESSING PROVERBS 21:25-26
First Base—KNOWLEDGE (at this stage I merely record or memorize some of the scripture or a parallel scripture. There are dozens of verses that deal with slothfulness.
This stage sticks with the facts of scripture and provides a taproot for all of the next three stages.)
Second base—UNDERSTANDING (This stage selects some key words and identifies their meaning. Principles are identified. Attempt to put in your own words without changing the meaning). Here is what I wrote: “A slothful person desires something which he does not possess such as power, reputation, influence, position, or pleasure. He covets or thinks frequently about how he can get those things. However, since he is slothful (skilled at avoiding work or making excuses he never sees his desires fulfilled.) This kills him with bitterness and envy. The righteous on the other hand works so he can give and spare not. There is more hope for a fool than a sluggard. (Proverbs 26:16 (This stage provides fiber or confidence for the next stages.)
Third base—WISDOM (This is the stage where I identify at least one way I will apply this scripture to my life today)
I desire a good marriage so I will work at it today by listening on purpose to her at least twice with undivided attention. Second, instead of coveting the possession of another I will give some possession of mine to a person that needs it.
Home—WALK. (This is the stage where I actually realize the truth becoming a reality in my life. A sluggard seldom gets to this stage because each stage increasingly requires more work.) Now, all day long I will be looking to live out this scripture by putting off slothfulness (getting) and putting on righteousness (giving and sparing not)
I would enjoy hearing how you processed this verse.
Settling In We want to make a difference through our actions and activities in Durham. We do not want to sink in or let circumstances suck us into life without a purpose.
In the early years of our ministry we would take some of our grandchildren along with us for a number of days or even weeks. This provided us with the opportunity to add to the character training provided by their parents. I think that it is possible to develop character in characters. (more…)