Thirty-One Days of Proverbs, Day 9
I can't even begin to describe how amazing this day has been. When we live a life dedicated to God, we sometimes will have days where the Lord simply amazes us beyond words. The way He works in our lives, the way He answers prayers...in a way that makes it so obvious that He has been planning this and perfecting the outcome of it ever since you first began to ask...it's just so humbling.
If you don't know my God, the only God there is, the One, True God...my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ...you are missing out on something that could never, ever be explained to you in its entirety. Aren't you just a little bit curious? Wouldn't you like to understand what I understand? Wouldn't you like to experience the fullness of God's love the way I have in the 3 1/2 years since I fully dedicated my life to Him?
My main goal of this blog is to use whatever talents my Lord has given me to draw people closer to Him. God is the one who controlls the results, I just pour out His love into every word that I write. I pray questioning eyes will read these words and will, for the first time, become curious enough about my amazing Savior that they begin to answer His call on their lives. Nothing is too hard for my Jesus!
But regarding today's Proverbs devotional, there is a lot of meat in Proverbs 9. Please pay extra close attention to the two "women" here (wisdom and folly). Be mindful of which ways they are similar and in which ways they are very, very different.
Here is the text for today:
1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,
4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.
12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,
15 To call passengers who go right on their ways:
16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
You can read the entire 31 daily Proverbs devotional series by clicking here.
Do you know, if you were to die today, whether or not you'll go to be with Christ after you die? Are you 100% and completely assured of your salvation? If not, please take the time to read this salvation message today. There is nothing more important than giving your life to Christ and securing your place in eternity. I pray the Holy Spirit leads you to a personal relationship with Christ today, and I pray that you follow where the Holy Spirit leads you.