Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17th: Proverbs 19-21, Acts 24 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Proverbs 19-21, Acts 24

Proverbs 19:1
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.

Proverbs 19:7
The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found

These verses stood out to me because they talk about the poor. In our society today the poor are often looked down upon, and the ones with the most money are often respected the most. Better to be poor financially on earth but living the way God wants, then to be rich on earth and not living for the Lord.

I have a growing respect for Paul as I read through the New Testament portions each day. He put everything aside to follow God and spread the word, yet faced many frustrating set backs, jail time, and people out to slow him down. Great example to try to follow.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: Proverbs 22-24, Acts 25

1 comment:

Tammy said...

A reminder to treat everyone equally, no matter their standing.

Paul was willing to do whatever God wanted Him to - I want to be willing to do that too!