Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 12:1 NIV

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.” Proverbs 12:1 NIV

 

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. The book of Proverbs has been described as a heap of stones rather than a building carefully constructed, put together with mortar to create a logical structure. In other words, they are more accurately described as random wise sayings not intended to lead us into a single point. It is a group of brilliant sayings that cover pretty much every conceivable contrast in our behavior, thinking, and core values. That’s probably why after six years of writing a devotion a day there never seems to be a shortage of applicable truth to challenge us. Its common thread is the principle that goodness is wisdom and sin is foolishness. As we see in this verse, we get constant reminders using comparisons between wisdom and righteousness, and folly and sin (here pretty clearly referred to as stupidity). Solomon shows us many areas of life where we choose wisdom or sin, effort or laziness, compassion or selfishness, and on and on. He then clearly shows the result of our choices leaving us to decide which result we will receive. One of the reasons I read a Proverb a day, over 75 times for each chapter to date, is because I want these truths emblazoned on my heart and in my mind, so I never forget the choices I make and their consequences for good or evil. Today, affirm your desire to know God’s wisdom and live by it. #BeTheEdge

 

“So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. And I will make every effort to see that after my departure you will always be able to remember these things.” 2 Peter 1:12, 15 NIV

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