Manna For Today: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 16
There are so many reasons for appreciating God’s Word; one that is in the top ten for me is its practical application in everyday living.
The Bible is a directory for life. It is a manual on every detail of interaction possible to humans. It offers us specific answers to the many questions we encounter in our journey through all the seasons of life.
Consider the following life lessons and ask God to reveal to you today how you can benefit from their resources:
1. Proverbs 16:1 – We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer.
• The difference in what we do and what God does through us is results.
2. Proverbs 16:5 – The Lord detests the proud; they will surely be punished.
• Pride is a burning building that consumes all it traps within.
3. Proverbs 16:7 – When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them.
• We win battles not by defeating our enemies but by pleasing our God.
4. Proverbs 16:11 – The Lord demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness.
• Pray today that God will give you an enabling grace to be fair in your interactions.
5. Proverbs 16:16 – How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!
• “A fool and his money will soon be separated.”
6. Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
• Pride is the wrecking ball that will destroy everything we have built.
7. Proverbs 16:22 – Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools.
• Discretion is learned behavior that cannot be transferred vicariously.
8. Proverbs 16:24 – Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
• A kind word in a bitter season is like a cool drink in a parched desert.
9. Proverbs 16:32 – Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
• Patience is curing time that takes the substance of our lives from ordinary to extraordinary.
10. Proverbs 16:33 – We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall.
• What makes the risks we take wise is to begin them with God’s approval.
Peace and blessings!