Proverbial Thought for the Day 7: Sunday Selah

Proverbial Thought for the Day 7 - Sunday Selah Today’s Proverb: “People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13, NLT) As we come to worship the LORD today, may we do so with a pure heart. May we spend time confessing our sins before we meet with Him and His people this morning. We are promised that when…

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Proverbial Thought for the Day 6: It’s Our Fault, Not God’s

Proverbial Thought for the Day 6 - It’s Our Fault, Not God’s Today’s Proverb: “People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD.” (Proverbs 19:3, NLT) I’ve seen this proverb played out many times by those angry at God for allowing their lives to be the way they are. We can be obstinate creatures, doing life the way we want to, then become irritated when it…

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Proverbial Thought for the Day 5: Encourage the Worrier

Proverbial Thought for the Day 5 - Encourage the Worrier Today’s Proverb: “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.” (Proverbs 12:25, NLT) I’ve felt the heavy weight of worry on my shoulders more times than I care to admit. For years it was something I really struggled with. To this day, it can rear its ugly head and make me question just about anything, but I’ve definitely…

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Proverbial Thought for the Day 4: God Decides What Is Right

Proverbial Thought for the Day 4 - God Decides What Is Right Today’s Proverb: “People may be right in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their heart.” (Proverbs 21:2, NLT) The Church is going gray.  What do I mean by that? I mean that many Bible-professing churches are exchanging truth for the social norms of today. It’s happening largely because Christians are giving in to the pressure to conform, and rather…

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Proverbial Thought for the Day 3: Watch Your Mouth

Proverbial Thought for the Day 3 - Watch Your Mouth Today’s Proverb: “Avoid all perverse talk; stay away from corrupt speech.” (Proverbs 4:24, NLT) If you want to see where society stands right now with “perverse talk and corrupt speech,” take a stroll no further than Netflix or any other streaming app. The language is nothing short of shocking for a Christ follower and, sadly, has infiltrated our own homes in the…

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Proverbial Thought for the Day 2: Love Them Enough to Discipline 

Proverbial Thought for the Day 2 - Love Them Enough to Discipline  Today’s Proverb: “Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them.” (Proverbs 13:24, NLT) It’s a touchy subject, isn’t it? But it’s right there in plain sight in the book of Proverbs, so anyone claiming to be a Christ follower can’t dismiss these words. Not even me. It’s true…

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Proverbial Thought for the Day 1: Speaking from Compassion

Proverbial Thought for the Day 1 - Speaking from Compassion Today’s Proverb: “Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart is like taking someone’s coat in cold weather or pouring vinegar in a wound.” (Proverbs 25:20, NLT) I had just lost a pregnancy unexpectedly. I was four months in and went for an ultrasound to find out the baby’s gender. But instead I received the shocking, horrible news that my…

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