Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I am grateful for Scripture

It was late fall, if I can remember correctly.  Sitting in a room of 30 or 40 pastors who had been soaking up the heart of a champion that has been a great mentor to me.  There were stories shared.  Scripture was read and explained.

Woven within the days of our time together were stories of brokenness and stories of victory.  I recall one of those stories that drove home the point of little with great integrity.  It was capped off with the conviction that wrapping our lives in the verses of the Bible will keep us when nothing else will.

Jesus used Scripture when He was tempted by Satan.  We can do the same.  The word of God is powerful.  It was that week way back in the mid 1990’s that I was challenged to make reading the book of Proverbs part of every day life.

The truth help within the 31 chapters of Proverbs will ring in your heart and in your mind and be found in the words and actions that form the days of life that you share with God and with the people around you.  For me God has brought many of those verses to mind when nothing else seem to come up. 

I am grateful for the overflow of the Bible.  I am grateful for the wisdom that God’s word flows through our lives.  I am grateful for the transformation that verses of the Bible have brought to my life.  I am grateful for Scripture.

Yesterday was one of those days where the verses of Proverbs 19 continued to ring in me, and I’d like to share some of those verses with you as this day begins.

People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the Lord.

To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.

17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the Lord—
and he will repay you!

20 Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.

21 You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.

23 Fear of the Lord leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.

27 If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will turn your back on knowledge.

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