Manna For Today: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Today’s scripture reading: Proverbs 24
1. Proverbs 24:3-4 – A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. 4 Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.
• What we are building and the strength of it are products of the wisdom we have acquired to date. Our knowledge is the warehouse out of which we furnish our rooms.
• If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. – James 1:5
2. Proverbs 24:5-6 – The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger. 6 So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.
• The wisdom and knowledge that God gives are our strength. Ask God to lead you today to wise advisors so that you can walk in victory.
3. Proverbs 24:10 – If you fail under pressure, your strength is too small.
• Pressure is a strength test for the believer; we learn where we are and where we are not in God’s strength training program.
4. Proverbs 24:13-14 – My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to the taste. 14 In the same way, wisdom is sweet to your soul. If you find it, you will have a bright future, and your hopes will not be cut short.
• A desire to drink from the cup of wisdom is an acquired taste. Pray to God Almighty that you develop one before it is too late.
5. Proverbs 24:21-22 – My child, fear the LORD and the king. Don’t associate with rebels, 22 for disaster will hit them suddenly. Who knows what punishment will come from the LORD and the king?
• Rebellious people are like that which floats; it will not go down by itself.
6. Proverbs 24:24-25 – A judge who says to the wicked, “You are innocent,” will be cursed by many people and denounced by the nations. 25 But it will go well for those who convict the guilty; rich blessings will be showered on them.
• The side we take is the one that is right in the eyes of God. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Dr. King.
7. Proverbs 24:27 – Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house.
• God has designed life and living in a series of processes that cannot be ignored. Ask the Lord if your current trouble is related to a step in God’s process to your victory.
8. Proverbs 24:30-34 – I walked by the field of a lazy person, the vineyard of one with no common sense. 31 I saw that it was overgrown with nettles. It was covered with weeds, and its walls were broken down. 32 Then, as I looked and thought about it, I learned this lesson: 33 A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— 34 then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit; scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.
• Both laziness and industriousness have something in common; they are both learned behavior and they can both be unlearned.
• Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people. – Colossians 3:23
Peace and blessings!