Timeless Wisdom

By Pastor Alton Trimble

Manna For Today: Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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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 16:1We 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 16:5The Lord detests the proud; they will surely be punished.

• Pride is a burning building that consumes all it traps within.

3. Proverbs 16:7When 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 16:11The 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 16:16How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!

• “A fool and his money will soon be separated.”

6. Proverbs 16:18Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.

• Pride is the wrecking ball that will destroy everything we have built.

7. Proverbs 16:22Discretion 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 16:32Better 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 16:33We 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!

6 thoughts on “Timeless Wisdom

  1. Phillip Bell

    This devotional today was right on point. It shares with me how I must get Christ to lead me if I want to be more than average. His will for me is to achieve beyond my capability. However, I will not do so, until He is in complete control. Thank you, Pastor Trimble, for another awesome message. I pray God’s grace upon your household. You are an inspiration to my family and I.

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  2. Awesome word, thanks again Lord for everything. Keep me winning each day Father by pleasing You! Let me consult with You Lord before I make decisions that impact my life, other lives and my family’s life. Keep me chasing after You and Your wisdom! Help us all as a church body to do You will and execute our core values and vision of the ministry on a daily basis. Continue to bless and strengthen our wonderful pastor, first lady, and first family. In Jesus’ mighty and matchless name, Amen!

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  3. Teri Allard

    Thank you for that good wisdom PT. All the answers we need are in the Bible. Thank you God for giving us your Word. You give us truth even when we don’t want to hear it. Thank you God for your love, your mercy and your grace! Amen.

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  4. Pernice Frazier

    Thank you Pastor for feeding me this morning. Proverbs 16:1 – We can make our own plans, but the Lord gives the right answer. Was how I was feeling this morning, we want to rush through our life with our plans and want everything now. But God is showing me that no matter what I have planned, It is his will and not mine. All Praise and Glory belongs to God.

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  5. Logan III

    Life Lessons…
    Proverbs 16:16 – How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!
    Proverbs 16:32 – Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city.
    Godly Wisdom Pays Great Dividends, When It Is Accompanied With Patience And Self Control We Can Live According To The Principles Of Supernatural Stewardship…Going, Growing and Sowing

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