Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Proverbs 4 – Words of the Father

I took the day off yesterday to help get my wife and daughter checked in for their flights back from Haiti where they have been participating in a medical mission clinic trip with CMDA GHO. Even I (being one who faints at the sight of blood) participated a few years ago on a similar trip to the poorest country in Europe Moldova. If you have medical skills and are a Christian, or just want to help consider going on one of these trips. There are many each year.

I also had a chance to pick up this year’s postcards for the Klondike Letters Project that my other daughter runs in association with Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Two Thousand Postcard which will eventually find their way into the hands of this years’ hikers.

Chilkoot Trail Hikers Write Postcards to Themselves to Record Their Journey Over the

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park


Public Art Project, 2012, 2016 – present


So anyway I am back at the blog and my daily Bible reading. Robert Murray M’Cheyne (pronounced “Mak-shayn”, occasionally spelled as “McCheyne”; 21 May 1813 – 25 March 1843) was a minister in the Church of Scotland from 1835 to 1843. M’Cheyne was a preacher, a pastor, a poet, and wrote many letters. He was also a man of deep piety and a man of prayer. Wikipedia

As one begins to read Proverbs 4 perhaps it is valuable to reflect on these other words of the Father and the Son.

Matthew 17:5  While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

Mat 28:18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

Mat 28:19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Mat 28:20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Pro 4:1  Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Pro 4:2  For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

Pro 4:3  For I was my father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

Pro 4:4  He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.

Pro 4:5  Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Pro 4:6  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

Pro 4:7  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Pro 4:8  Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

Pro 4:9  She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

Pro 4:10  Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.

Pro 4:11  I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

Pro 4:12  When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

Pro 4:13  Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

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