The definition of a Proverb:I think this is a very apt definition of a Proverb. I constantly am amazed out how PRACTICAL and full of TRUTH each Proverb is. So, in saying so, here are those verse that stood out for me today:
|The Lord is maker of us all|
I think on some level (if we're being honest) we all think we are better than someone (or is it just me?).... better looking? Wealthier? Cleverer? More spiritual? Better connected? There are many 'measuring sticks' we humans use to 'judge' our standing in life. God despises all of them. We are all equal in His eyes, equally valuable! Why? We are His creation, created in His image! For Him, that is good enough - for us - it should be too!
Vs 6: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
This verse must give many parents hope whose children have grown up and left home and gone their own ways. We are still at the 'training up' stage and my heart's desire is that neither of my girls depart from the Lord. Life is so difficult as it is - without God - it is so much worse! But this is a promise we can hold onto should our children take a different path.
Vs 10: Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave, yes, strife and reproach will cease.
Vs 24+25: Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man do not go, lest you learn his ways and set a snare for your soul.
These verses tell me about friendships I should avoid.
Vs 20+21: Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send to you?
Knowing God's word equips you with the TRUTH.
My bible has an explanation that says equipped:
- To evangelize
- To counsel others
- For using spiritual gifts from God
- To do battle with the devil
|God's word - Equipping us!|
I'd love to hear your thoughts.