Eternity Perspective Trust God Jesus Devotional

Living for God’s Glory

The lips of the wise spread knowledge; not so the hearts of fools. (Proverbs 15:7)

Read Proverbs 15 today!

Here are a few great nuggets from Proverbs 15…

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”  (1)

I have a choice to respond kindly and gently to others.  In my response, I choose whether to stir up the hornets nest or swallow my pride and bring peace to the conversation.  The choice is always mine!

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.”  (13)

Today, I will dwell on the thoughts of God’s goodness, His faithfulness, and His unfailing love.  Today is the Lord’s and I pray my face will only shine the joy of Jesus that’s in my heart.

“Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.”  (15)

Every good thing in my life starts with a healthy fear of the Lord.  May my reverence for God’s goodness increase with each day that I’m given and may I never take for granted how faithful He has been to me.  I am wealthy indeed because Jesus lives inside of me!

“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”  (22)

It is so good to seek Godly counsel.  I may not be able to see every angle of what I’m going through or a decision I need to make.  But someone looking in who has gone through something similar can certainly speak wisdom in to my life.  I pray that I will not lean on my own wisdom but that I will seek Godly counsel when needed.

“The fear of the Lord teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.”  (33)

Lord, please help me to be someone who fears You and has a teachable spirit.  May I glean from the wisdom in Your Word and grow daily in Christ’s likeness.  Please give me a heart of humility that I may serve You and live to bring You glory.  May I not seek honor, wealth, or fame.  But may I seek You and Your purpose.  May I feed my humility and starve my pride.  May I decrease so that You may increase in my life!

Living for God’s Glory,

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