Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Experiencing the Wisdom of God Through Proverbs: Day 12

Here are a few of the verses that leaped off the page as I read chapter 12. Remember God may cause other verses to speak to your everyday situation. I loved the entire chapter. There is a saying that children and animals can tell if someone is to be trusted or not. Granted there are some kids and dogs that will cry or bark at everybody...but in many they can sense the character of the people they are near and act accordingly.

10 The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel. NLT

Human beings are made in God's image and are His highest creation. We are made like Him. Isn't it interesting that one's godliness can be evaluated in the way we treat the animals in our care.

27 Lazy people don’t even cook the game they catch, but the diligent make use of everything they find

I've noticed several verses in Proverbs that deal with laziness and how it effects a person. This verse takes the cake. A lazy person may start a project or start something to better themselves but they stall because they refuse to finish what they start. How silly would it be to go the grocery store and have food in the fridge but die from starvation because you didn't cook what you had? Got any projects that are half finished...maybe it is time to determine to finish the job.

Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.

18 Some people make cutting remarks,
but the words of the wise bring healing.

19 Truthful words stand the test of time,
but lies are soon exposed.

Words can make all the difference in a persons life. Be careful what you utter.

Take a look at chapter 12 and meditate or think about some of the verses. Maybe there is one that fits your situation today. God has answers.

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