PROVERBS AND ECCLESIASTES
It is Thursday and I enjoyed so much being with God's people last night at church. It was such a blessing! I hope you are feeling blessed today. I just finished a great cup of coffee and now I want to share with you a thought or two from God's Word.
1) WATCH YOUR SPIRIT- In Prov. 25:28, it says: "He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls." Defenseless! We need to have control over our own spirit. Don't have blow ups, don't go into depression, don't have times you loose your cool. We are to watch over our spirit and be in control because we have given control over to God to run our lives! God is in control of all things, and us!
The best way to "watch your spirit" is to yield to God the controls of your life and He will do an excellent job of your spirit!
2) LOOKING FOR A GODLY WOMAN- (hard to find)- Hey, I didn't say that, but God's Word does! Prov. 31:10- "Who can find a virtuous woman?" (That is a question, not a statement!) then it goes on to say: "for her price is far above rubies." Rubies are the rarest gem there is... rarer than diamonds by far. Now, Solomon knew something about women, but I'm not sure he found his in church either. But also in Ecclesiastes 7:28 it says: "Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found." Solomon is saying that he could not find such a woman. Perhaps that is why his sons turned out bad! It takes a good woman to raise good children. If you are a woman who has a heart for God, you are a rare but wonderful addition to our planet. (Like my wife and Mom.)
3) A LITTLE FOLLY CAUSES A BIG STINK- In Eccl. 10:1 it says: "Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doeth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. A little folly can stink like dead flies! Please don't catch yourself giving into folly! OR, perhaps I should say, do catch yourself before you get into a little folly, because a little folly can produce a great, big stink!! A stink that will not soon go away from your life. Like getting sprayed with a skunk. You may walk away, and you may have killed the skunk, but the stink is going to be with you a long while and your clothes just got ruined!
Have a blessed day in the LORD!!
Pastor Mike Mutchler