Manna For Today: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 20
1. Proverbs 20:3 – Avoiding a fight is a mark of honor; only fools insist on quarreling.
• Giving up on our right for His rule means we’ve surrendered our right to fight and have taken on the mantle of a peacemaker.
2. Proverbs 20:4 – Those too lazy to plow in the right season will have no food at the harvest.
• Timing isn’t everything but the right training is. Asking God what we are to do in every season of our lives will ensure a harvest at the right time.
3. Proverbs 20:7 – The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.
• Integrity is not a possession we own but a lifestyle in Christ we practice. We should have integrity; it should have us.
4. Proverbs 20:10 – False weights and unequal measures — the LORD detests double standards of every kind.
• We are warned in the Word concerning having a standard for others that we fail to live up to. Be merciful to everyone and pray for those in the ‘throws of struggle.’
5. Proverbs 20:12 – Ears to hear and eyes to see— both are gifts from the LORD.
• Hearing and seeing are the products of listening and looking to and for what God is saying and doing.
6. Proverbs 20:15 – Wise words are more valuable than much gold and many rubies.
• Anything you can pay for, no matter how much, is limited in its value. What is the price of one Word from God?
7. Proverbs 20:18 – Plans succeed through good counsel; don’t go to war without wise advice.
• No one ever initiates a plan with a desire to fail, yet failure to consult God concerning your plan is planning to fail.
8. Proverbs 20:24 – The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way?
• When God is leading, follow with abandonment; you’ll know you’ve gone too far when you can no longer hear Him speaking to you.
9. Proverbs 20:27 – The LORD’s light penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive.
• Don’t put your energy into hiding that you could put into healing. It’s futile to hide from your Creator.
10. Proverbs 20:29 – The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.
• Whether strength or experience, they are the Lord’s. Allow God to use your youth and maturity for His glory and purpose.
Peace and blessings!