Lessons in the Key of Life

By Pastor Alton Trimble

Manna For Today: Friday, October 16, 2015

Lessons in the Key of Life

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 12:1Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.

• Loving and hating are learned behaviors.

2. Proverbs 12:3A 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 12:8A 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 12:9Better 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 12:11He 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 12:19The 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 12:23A 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 12:24The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

• Bondage is more difficult than diligence.

10. Proverbs 12:27The 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!

3 thoughts on “Lessons in the Key of Life

  1. Phillip Bell

    Pastor Trimble, thanks for sharing. Proverbs 12:8 spoke to me the most, “Right thinking always trumps wrong thinking.” I continue to spend my mornings in daily devotion with God’s word to develop this thought process. I pray you and your family continue to be blessed by our Heavenly Father for your diligent study of His Word.

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  2. Michael

    Amen!
    Proverbs 12:1 is an amazing piece of wisdom from God. If we learn and understand God’s Word and develop a relationship with Him, then we will learn love and treat others with love. I pray that the world hears and understands this Proverb.

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