Saturday, September 19, 2009

Proverbs LEADERSHIP challenge reading

Proverbs 19 ... this has been a very busy and tough weekend.  But I have seen God do some good things.  Here are a few leftovers from today's Proverbs:

8 A person who gains sense loves himself. One who guards understanding finds something good.
11 A person with good sense is patient, and it is to his credit that he overlooks an offense.
17 Whoever has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his good deed.
18 Discipline your son while there is still hope. Do not be the one responsible for his death.
21 Many plans are in the human heart, but the advice of the Lord will endure.
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life, and such a person will rest easy without suffering harm.
27 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.

In several conversations in the last 48 hours I have heard some of my reading come back to me.  The words of God have prepared me for conversations.  Prepared me to speak.  Prepared me to listen.  Prepared me to see what God is doing.  What happens when we don't see, don't listen or just plain fail to seek God?  See that last verse for the answer.

I am praying that we will be wiser because we have stopped, listened and learned from what God said.  He is preparing us for greater things.

(If you have not started reading during this challenge, start now.)

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