Manna For Today: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 13
Allow the Lord to speak to you today as you read Proverbs 13.
Take the time to consider how the lessons there pertain to your life right now. Ask God to show you how to make corrections or go in new directions in line with His purpose for you.
1. Proverbs 13:3 – He who guards his mouth preserves his life, but he who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.
• It’s better to be thought of in negative ways than to prove those thinking those thoughts right by what you are saying.
2. Proverbs 13:9 – The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked will be put out.
• Allow your life to illuminate those around you; bring joy to all you encounter.
3. Proverbs 13:10 – By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom.
• The foundation of conflict is a perceived advantage. Eliminated advantage eliminates conflicts.
4. Proverbs 13:11 – Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase.
• Short cuts are long cuts in disguise.
5. Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
• Live your life today in such a way that you have few regrets tomorrow.
6. Proverbs 13:13 – He who despises the word will be destroyed, but he who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
• You can want for people more than they want for themselves but it will only result in you having less resource to manage your own affairs.
7. Proverbs 13:14 – The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.
• What does drinking from your foundation result in?
8. Proverbs 13:16 – Every prudent man acts with knowledge, but a fool lays open his folly.
• Whatever technique you use to accomplish it, thinking before you speak or act will pay huge dividends.
9. Proverbs 13:18 – Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, but he who regards a rebuke will be honored.
• Openness to correction is the path to promotion.
10. Proverbs 13:20 – He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.
• We become what we do most; watch your step!
Peace and blessings!