“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.” Proverbs 23:18
Which answer best describes the large part of Proverbs 23?
A. Don’t wear yourself out to get rich.
B. Don’t eat the food of a stingy man.
C. Don’t speak to a scorning fool.
D. Don’t move boundary lines.
E. Don’t withhold discipline from a child.
F. Don’t let your heart envy sinners.
G. Don’t let wine or meat consume you.
H. All the above.
Hopefully you got the right answer (H)! 😉 The LORD levels with us on these 7 fronts to make sure we’re grounded.
Now, would you take a deeper, reflective moment and soul-search the list above, asking yourself which of the following needs some personal work. Identify an issue (or two) and purpose before God to get some fresh wins. Make the endgame answering this second question – “None of the above!”
LORD, comb through our lives. Keep making us so sure of what You say. We want Your values to be ours. Convince us of these things as true reality:
• Riches sprout wings and fly away. v5
• Compliments must be sincere. v8
• Wisdom stands above men. v9
• Gain advantage only the right way. v11
• Good discipline loves one’s future. v14
• Envy holiness. Zealously fear God. v17
• Eat & drink to live, not the opposite. v21
Future hope will surely come as we do and our hope will not be cut off. Through Christ, our victory, we pray. Amen.
Bring honor to Christ.