Manna For Today: Friday, October 16, 2015
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 12
In our journey through life there are lessons we learn and employ that aid us in living a more comfortable, prosperous and stress-free life. I don’t mean to suggest that our lives will be void of stress because of these lessons. What I am suggesting is, learning and employing these lessons enable us to manage the stresses of life with a grace that causes us to be free from the stress we may encounter or experience.
Consider the following life lessons from God’s Word:
1. Proverbs 12:1 – Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.
• Loving and hating are learned behaviors.
2. Proverbs 12:3 – A man is not established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous cannot be moved.
• Stability is a direct result of depth in God.
3. Proverbs 12:8 – A man will be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart will be despised.
• Right thinking always trumps wrong thinking.
4. Proverbs 12:9 – Better is the one who is slighted but has a servant, than he who honors himself but lacks bread.
• Attempting to be is a waste of resources.
5. Proverbs 12:11 – He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread, but he who follows frivolity is devoid of understanding.
• We really do reap what we sow; seed will not grow in the air.
6. Proverbs 12:14 – A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompense of a man’s hands will be rendered to him.
• Wisdom and hard work are an unstoppable team.
7. Proverbs 12:19 – The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
• Time may not heal everything but it will certainly reveal everything.
8. Proverbs 12:23 – A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.
• The need for what we know will find its ways to the surface.
9. Proverbs 12:24 – The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.
• Bondage is more difficult than diligence.
10. Proverbs 12:27 – The lazy man does not roast what he took in hunting, but diligence is man’s precious possession.
• Find a use for everything even if it’s in someone else’s hand.
Peace and blessings!