Monday, March 27, 2017

soak in more wisdom

Maybe we are looking in the wrong direction or listening to the wrong leader.  We miss the best when we take our eyes off of God.  It is not a road map that will give you just the right turns to make.  It is not the best GPS that sits on the dash of your car with turn-by-turn directions from a nice lady’s voice that is easy to follow.

No.  The wisdom and word of God is something we seek and then choose to live by.  It is like a meal that you feast on every day that keeps you alive.  We have to have blood flowing through our veins and the heart to pump that blood through the body.  We must have air and water to sustain life.

Do we realize that we need God in the same way?  He intends for our lives to be marked with His best and His blessings.  Listen in to some truth from yesterday’s reading in Proverbs (chapter 26).

11  As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.

12  There is more hope for fools than for people who think they are wise.

15  Lazy people take food in their hand but don’t even lift it to their mouth.

18 - 19  Just as damaging as a madman shooting a deadly weapon is someone who lies to a friend and then says, “I was only joking.”

27  If you set a trap for others, you will get caught in it yourself.  If you roll a boulder down on others, it will crush you instead.

Do we turn to what is easy, what we have learned in the past, or do we turn to and trust God?  Are we people who watch our words or are careless in how we speak to others?  Deception is the mark of a fool, the greedy or of someone seeking to get ahead in the wrong way.

Let’s choose godly character above everything else.  May our lives be examples to those around us, and may we live with confidence each day.  Keep taking in the best that God has for us!

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