Scripture for the day is Proverbs 6:23-25
For this command is a lamp,
this teaching is a light,
and correction and instruction
are the way to life,
24 keeping you from your neighbor’s wife,
from the smooth talk of a wayward woman.
25 Do not lust in your heart after her beauty
or let her captivate you with her eyes.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, Achan lusted after the beauty of the gold, so he stole it (Joshua 7:21). If I allow myself to gaze at and lust after someone’s physical beauty, I too might be inflamed and steal it, taking it wrongly. Help me redirect my desire for intimacy and beauty into communion with you, fairest Lord Jesus. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 15:16-17
Better a little with the fear of the Lord
than great wealth with turmoil.
17 Better a small serving of vegetables with love
than a fattened calf with hatred.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord Jesus, sometimes a lucrative job or deal will give us less time for family and friends. Sometimes we see we could make more money if we disadvantaged someone else. Lord, you lost power in order to fulfill your loving purpose for us. Let me never choose money over love. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 11:28
Those who trust in their riches will fall,
but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, I see people who are trusting in money but blind to it. How, then, do I know that I am not doing this too? Help me to dare to look at my heart and talk to my closest friends in order to discern my real spiritual attitude toward money. Amen.