|Good morning! As I read yesterday's blog written from my phone, it dawn on me that several keys I meant to capitalize gave a character instead of a letter. Sorry about that, I'm not as tech savvy as I need to be at times. |
I'm reading in Proverbs and it is a wealth of wisdom. It shows us the importance of walking in wisdom. It is our life.. that phrase is found over and over. Thus, the importance of the book speaks out to us....it is our life! Here are a few thoughts:
1) SHE IS THY LIFE- Let me start with the thought I've already expressed: Prov. 4:13 "Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life." Prov. 3:18 "She is a tree of life to them..." ; Prov. 3:22 "So shall they be life unto thy soul" ; Prov. 4:22 "For they are life unto those that find them," Prov. 4:23 "for out of it are the issues of life." Prov. 7:23 "and knoweth not that it is for his life." Prov. 8:35 "For whoso findeth me findeth life," **These are just a few of the many, many verses that tell us: Instruction from God is our LIFE!!
2) STAY AWAY! No one is strong enough to resist temptation when constantly confronted with it, so God's Word has a strategy for victory... stay away from the temptation! Prov. 5:8 says: "Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:" This is telling men to stay far away from any loose woman!! Don't resist.... RUN!! (Hey, this will work for any temptation.... even the ones that ladies have!)
3) EARLY- Cannot explain it, but it is a fact!! God loves early! Prov. 8:17- "I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me." Something about meeting God before the sun comes up and the hustle and bustle of life gets going in the morning. Something about the stillness of the early morning that God knows He can speak clearly to us and we will listen. Meet Him early.... and you will find Him there!!
4) PRAYER- Prov. 15:8- "but the prayer of the upright is his delight." Nuff said.
5) GOD WORKS IT OUT! In Prov. 16:33 it says: "The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD." This means that God works it out. God has a way of fulfilling His will when the lot is cast. He makes the outcome come out what He wanted in the first place. Trust Him....
6) NO WORRIES! In Prov. 21:1 it says: "The King's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it withersoever he will." Now one comment concerning our national election for president.... God controls the heart of any king or president. He did in the Old Testament, and He did in the New Testament, and He does even today!! God can turn anyone's heart any way He chooses, so don't worry!! No worries!!
Well, so much for today... so much I could have written on. Love the Proverbs!! Have a blessed day. Next week I'm going to visit my Mom and Dad for a week, so I'll write from Tennessee. Pastor Mike Mutchler