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 teach.able hearts and minds as we meditate on His glorious Words these next days.
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
Day 15 | Saying 15 | September 15
17 Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. 18 There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
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. | add Day 8 – Lord, help us cast off fame and riches, for they are fleeting and unsure. You are our anchor always secure. Let us only seek to make You famous and be rich in love. Humble our hearts and minds that we may give all we have to those in need or wherever your hand guides. | add Day 9 – Lord, do not let us fall upon those in abundance, who spew false compliments and empty words, and are not as loving and generous as they appear. May we never be the burden to any but carry and support our own, always being truthful in appearance and deed as to glorify You in everything. | add Day 10 – Lord, the foolish of this world are blind to the beauty of Your wisdom and instruction. Please unblind them all. They scoff and sneer at the precious breath we waste in which to offer Your eternal knowledge and shine Your lamp of Truth into the darkness. Help us see when to cast our pearls according to Your Will so that Your Words won’t be trampled on and discarded like trash by foolish, blinded hearts. | add Day 11 – Lord, thank You for caring and taking us in as Your own. You are our Redeemer and Defender, a stronghold in Whom we hide from the wicked. Protect us Lord, keep us and all you’ve given us safe under the shelter of Your mighty wings. | add Day 12 – Lord, thank You for Your glorious Word, help us read it and store it in our hearts that we might not sin against You. Help us hear and understand Your commands rightly. Help us recall Your instruction as needed throughout our lives, we know You have a good Word for every situation we could ever face. May we praise You through it all. | add Day 13 – Lord, thank you for loving us. As such, we know You discipline those You love. Yet, “no discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Be with us and comfort us in our pain that we may persevere during discipline and training to produce a harvest of righteousness and peace. | add Day 14 – Lord, we know You find immense joy when we seek Your wisdom and guidance in all things. Help us to seek Your Light and speak Your Truth in all things. May we always be pleasing to You. | add Day 15 – Lord, when we see evil prosper, remind us that the reward for sin is death and separation from You – all who pursue this path have their part in the lake of fire. Remind us that though they seem to succeed in the world, You see and know it all, and every one of us will give an account to You. There is nothing to envy from evildoers because their toil leads to fiery death. But the reward for the one who seeks to put You first – above all others – and places their full trust and faith in You has everlasting life. In Jesus mighty name we pray.
I hope you enjoyed day 15. 🙂 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