Thursday, October 14, 2010

Experiencing God Through Proverbs Day 14

Hard sayings. Jesus has some hard sayings in the gospels that remind me of some of these Proverbs. Truths that make you face yourself. Reading through Proverbs can't help but cause you to think about your life. This is true whether you've been a Christian for years or if you just accepted the Lord last night. Father God loves us so much that He shines a mirror before us and helps us to put off the old man and put on the new man. The First step to any change even in the Christian life is to acknowledge the truth. As I read everyday..I realize that every verse has eye opening truth. The question that must be asked is, "Will I allow it to make a difference in my everyday life?" Last night one of the Proverbs that I'd highlighted a few days ago came back to I realized I still have a ways to go. Maybe I need to post that particular Proverb somewhere I'll see it often...allowing the Holy Spirit to put it deep within me as He helps me conform to the image of Jesus.

Here are a few of the verses that spoke to me.

7 Stay away from fools, for you won’t find knowledge on their lips.

So it really does matter who we hang out with on a daily basis.

13 Laughter can conceal a heavy heart, but when the laughter ends, the grief remains.

Laughter is good. should not be used to simply cover the truth of what is really going on inside. We need to recognize this in ourselves and be aware of it as we minister to people. Laughter doesn't always mean everything is okay.

30 A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.

We must be careful not to get judgmental about people who experience sickness and say that they don't have a peaceful heart... that is not always the case...But in our own life we need to remember this truth. When things are at peace and when we don't allow ourselves to dwell in jealousy our body responds with good health. Our attitudes do matter.

31 Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but helping the poor honors him. God cares about those that need help.

What are we doing to help the poor? My father in law used to tell the story about one of his Aunts who lived in poverty. She was always going about making meals and helping the "poor" in some way. God blessed her...she had a heart for those poorer than herself. Makes me ask myself the question...where is my heart and what am I doing?

One more verse that I haven't gotten off my mind is this:

1 A wise woman builds her home,
but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands.

What verse is God speaking to you about today?


  1. Proverbs 14:9 says fools mock at sin, or laugh at it as though Christians are stupid to think that our actions have consequences eternally, God is concerned about everything we do and say. Be careful little hands what you do, be careful little mouth what you say

  2. I love going through what God showed me in 2010 and hearing from the Holy Spirit through these Scriptures again in 2013.