Scripture for the day is Proverbs 11:16, 24:5
16 A gracious woman gets honor,
but she who hates virtue is covered with shame.
The timid become destitute,
but the aggressive gain riches.
5 Wise warriors are mightier than strong ones,
and those who have knowledge than those who have strength;
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord, there is nothing more seductive than power. If I am honest, I confess that there are many situations and relationships I enjoy mainly because of the power I exercise in them. Help me to kill the sinful part of my heart that rejoices in that. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 20:13, 21:17
13 Do not love sleep, or else you will come to poverty;
open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
17 Whoever loves pleasure will suffer want;
whoever loves wine and oil will not be rich.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord Jesus, you left the unimaginable comforts of heaven for a life of hardship on earth for me. Someday I will live in that same unimaginably glorious world. Until then, however, let me not set my heart on thrills, sensations, and comfort but follow in your footsteps. Amen.
Scripture for the day is Proverbs 29:25
The fear of others lays a snare,
but one who trusts in the Lord is secure.
After reading and reflecting on the passage, pray saying, Lord Jesus, you said that you were the liberator (John 8:36). Now liberate me from my enslavement to the “fear of man.” I am far too concerned about what people think of me. If I have the regard of the King, why should I care about what others say? Never let me forget this. Amen.