Simply delightful is wisdom from the Lord!
Join me for 30 days as we read through Proverbs 22:17-24:34 (NIV) – The Thirty Sayings of the Wise. Each day we’ll cover a new saying and reveal new Truths to hide in our hearts. May the Lord grant us teachable hearts and minds as we meditate on His glorious Words these next days.
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
Day 7 | Saying 7 | September 7
23 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you, 2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony. 3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.
A) According to these verses what does God want from you? What is He saying to you?
B) What is your REACTION to these Truths?
C) How can you APPLY these Truths to your life? What are some practical ways you can take action right now?
|Day 1 prayer – God, we thank You for your wonderful instruction. Help us to be honest and truthful, to hide Your Words in our hearts, to apply Your wisdom to our lives, and to place all our trust in You every single day. | add Day 2 prayer – Lord, give us eyes see and hands to meet the needs of the poor, the widows, and the orphans. Help us be fair and just with all people, always treating them in a way that brings you honor and glory. | add Day 3 prayer – Lord, free us from all anger, resentment, and hostility, help peace prosper in our hearts and follow us wherever we go. Teach us silence, patience and self-control. | add Day 4 prayer – Lord, help us to be content in every circumstance, especially with whatever You have given us, help us see the full weight financial debt, the downward spiral of collateral or secured loans, and the serious yoke of our words and pledges. According to Your command, let us owe no man nothing but to love them. Let our worth be found in You alone, not physical items and wealth. | add Day 5 prayer – Lord, let us be satisfied with what lands we are in, dry or flourishing, for all we have is a gift from you, let us not desire our neighbors land and/or personal property lest we become corrupted by envy and covetousness. | add Day 6 prayer – Lord, strengthen our minds and hands. Help us put our minds and hands heartily to work for you. Help equip us for every good work. Help us do everything as unto the Lord, so all the earth may see and glorify You. | add Day 7 – Lord, help us be mindful to starve our fleshly desires. Help us never be self centered and gluttonous but teach us to be self controlled in everything and satisfied in You alone. In Jesus mighty name we pray.
I hope you enjoyed day 7. 🙂 I pray God spoke to you while you read this, I urge you to listen to whatever He put on your heart. I’d love to hear your thoughts and feedback. The goal and purpose of Bible study is for us to grow spiritually. I pray God gives us the wisdom to provide mutually beneficial thought-provoking, Christ-like inspiration.
God bless you all!
Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory