Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday, May 25th: Psalm 72, 127 Proverbs 1-2 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is  Psalm 72, 127 Proverbs 1-2

A couple verses stood out to me...

Psalm 127:1
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.


If I don't want God involved in my choices and decisions, I'm doomed to fail, and what I've accomplished amounts to nothing.

Often we see someone who doesn't follow God appearing to accomplish great things, but will these things last? I believe that if we accomplish something through prayer and guidance from God, it will bring glory to Him, and is therefore something that matters. We can look back on it and give thanks every time we think of it.

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Proverbs 1:8
Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching.


A reminder to remember and use the lessons learned in the past from my parents. Basic lessons like telling the full truth and being honest at all times, using discipline to stay away from trouble.

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Proverbs 2:6
For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.


We find the word wisdom used many times in Proverbs, which makes it obvious that having wisdom is important, and gaining it crucial.

Wisdom accepts God's words and helps us to remember them (2:1), it makes us want to call out to Him in prayer for insight and understanding (2:3), it will keep us from wicked men (2:12) and the wayword and seductive woman, or person (2:16). This chapter is full of convincing reasons to ask God for wisdom, and shows us the benefits of having wisdom.

Why wouldn't we pray for more wisdom? It's obviously one of the most important things we need, and can only get from God.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Proverbs 3-6

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

The same, or similar, verses stood out to me as well.

Unless the Lord builds the house...
Our actions are meaningless unless God is the source. Without Him our lives are nothing.

Love the point that the Lord is the source of all wisdom.