Scripture: Proverbs 21-23.
(What is God saying here?)
Proverbs 21:4-5 (NLT)
4 Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin.
5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.
Proverbs 21:16 (NLT)
16 The person who strays from common sense will end up in the company of the dead.
Proverbs 21:21 (NLT)
21 Whoever pursues righteousness and unfailing love will find life, righteousness, and honor.
Proverbs 21:23 (NLT)
23 Watch your tongue and keep your mouth shut, and you will stay out of trouble.
Proverbs 22:4 (NLT)
4 True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.
Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)
6 Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.
(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my circumstances today?)
It was interesting reading the Proverbs and taking note of all the wise advice given by Solomon. Because these saying are in God’s Word, I am convinced that God intended for these to be words of advice and direction in our lives. While many of these appear to be commonsense, and practiced by most intelligent people, I believe that it would behoove us to take note when God speaks to us. I find it nothing less than amazing at how much is covered in God’s Word that could be applied to daily living, to a successful and meaningful relationship with Him, and others that we come into contact with. Friends, what I have shared from God’s Word above is only the ‘tip of the iceberg’. I encourage you to get into the Word and read all of the words of wisdom available to you. In fact, why not take the challenge that I strive for every day, let’s look to God’s Word as our guide and as our staple for every day, successful, righteous living. It is only then that we will grow to be more like Jesus in our daily walk.
(With God’s help, what am I going to do differently today because He said it?)
Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for speaking through the prophets of old, the saints of old so that Your followers today can still hear from You and receive instruction for righteous living. Please give me boldness today to live my life in line with Your will, and for Your benefit as opportunities for ministry presents itself. Please speak through these simple words of encouragement to the hearts of those that will read this devotional today, and may You receive honor and glory from all that is accomplished.
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