Insights on Today's Reading
Proverbs 19 - If you read verse 3 in the New Living Translation it says, "People ruin their lives by their own foolishness, and then are angry at the Lord." A lot of people try to blame the Lord for the consequences of their own poor behavior. Notice how verse 4 is illustrated with the story of the Prodigal Son. Verse 11 reminds us there are times to "overlook a transgression."
Proverbs 20 - Verse 9 and Romans 3:23 fit together. Verse 22 reminds us to leave "getting even" with the Lord. Always be aware that God could have "gotten even" with you yet He showed mercy. Remember, He forgave you. Be forgiving of others, Ephesians 4:32.
Proverbs 21 - I have found verse 1 so important in my life. God has the power to change the course of a river as He has power to change the mind and heart of a king. The next time you have "governmental red-tape" to deal with remember this verse and trust God to work in the hearts of authorities. Verse 23 reminds us to watch what we say. We can avoid so much trouble if we would keep quiet when our hearts are upset.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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