Proverbs 19-20, Acts 9:1-22
There are a couple of interesting points over time here but I don’t know if I see every one of them center to heart. There’s some validity but Let me take hold opinion until I take a look at it further. Excellent post , thanks and now we want much more! Added onto FeedBurner also
“3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,
yet their heart rages against the Lord”. This is something I have done. I’ve caused my own problems- then been mad at God. I’m grateful I’ve had my eyes opened and I can change. And I will never be mad at God again when i don’t understand evil or ugly messes in the world – or in my life. He never wants those situations either! He hurts for me. I pray we all find wisdom and avoid our own ruin!!
Proverbs 20:6 6 Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?
I believe that they are referring to god as that faithful “man” we can not physically be able to find him but we can find his presence and his own love and mercy for us.
Proverbs 19:22 says “what a man desires is unfailing love” and that is what Jesus gives us. His sacrifices allowed us to live in salvation and He loves us, no matter how deeply we are buried in sin. God is so good!
Today’s theme: how our physical body is involved in holy or wicked living. Some examples:
-Fools have deceitful lips, worse than poverty
-Slackers are surrounded by nourishment (wisdom?) but can’t even get it where it will be useful & help them grow or become strengthened by it
-The wicked swallow sin as if it’s no big deal, getting it out of sight as if they can hide it & its effects/results
-Treasure is found in words of knowledge & wisdom (treasure is searched for–it’s not right on the surface & may take some looking into)
-Fraud looks sweet initially but becomes impossible to swallow/hide the consequences
-Big mouths share secrets & tell tales: don’t tell your secrets to someone who physically can’t keep his/her mouth closed!
-going our own way (foolishness) leads to anger against God
-we make plans & pursue our desires, but the Lord will determine what will happen
-How difficult it is to claim to have kept a pure heart, to have been cleansed from sin (oh, thank you Jesus–your death made this possible!).
-Nothing is hidden from the Lord as He searches our deep, hidden places
-Discipline trains our hearts (and is necessary and painful to clean up the mess buried deep inside)
-Fools & mockers should expect punishment & harsh discipline
-The Lord puts our feet on the path we should take (these paths will be consistent with His Word & character, and are beyond understanding in this life).
-The Lord made them to hear and see, respectively. They should be used wisely!
-Open your eyes to the opportunities around you-don’t pretend to have none while sleeping & ignoring them
HAIR (specifically gray hair!!) :)
-A distinguishing feature of age, more prominent and stunning than youthful strength
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