These are the verses in Proverbs 23 that stood out for me today:
Vs 3: Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.
In context this is about eating from a ruler's table, but what comes to mind is to not 'want' what others have, whatever that may be.
Vs 19: Hear, my son, and be wise; and guide your heart in the way.
Vs 26: My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways.
Look how God calls out to us to listen, hear, submit our hearts to Him. He wants to guide us in His ways and prosper us with life, good life.
Vs 24: The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice, and he who begets a wise child will delight in him.
Vs 25: Let your father and your mother be glad, and let her who bore you rejoice.
My folks are not born-again, but both acknowledge that my life is different, that my husband and I seem to have a strong, respectful marriage, and that my children are different. I would like to think all these 'differences' they see are because of Christ, my Lord and Saviour.
I would like to believe my children will succeed in Christ even more than my husband and I and that these verses will be true of us.
This is a short one today, but nevertheless, just as practical and true.
How has God shown you His truth today?