Proverbs 12

Proverbs 12

Today’s proverb is from chapter 12.
“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns. No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved. An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones. The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.
A man is commended according to his good sense, but one of twisted mind is despised.
Whoever works his land will have plenty of bread, but he who follows worthless pursuits lacks sense.
From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:1-5, 8, 11, 14-15, 22, 25‬ ‭
Many of us today walk by sight and not by faith. This is a hard saying to understand. Our perceived reality is even further limited as technology replaces the truth of nature with flashy propaganda and programs intended to capture and warp the mind. Gods word clearly directs us to the living water for us to consider and grow our understanding of the world He made for us to inherit. As a wife was purposed to be the crown of her husband so are we designed to be image of God in this world administrating with the same character He reveals to us. Turning away from our purpose causes destruction and shame to our world exactly as a wife would to her husband or vice versa should either stray from the purpose to which they dedicated themselves to in building a home. As children we mistakes, and also as sinful humans we grieve God’s Holy Spirit but when we repent, and come to him with an understanding of our failures and our desire to follow His Truth, like any loving parent he will not turn us away. There are parts of our character we need to change to be more like His as we learn right from wrong. Feelings and attitudes infecting our character that we hold on to and allow to root in us, such as pride, self-sufficiency, impatience, and complaining change us. All these separate us from God’s character and keep us from our designed purpose. Through his prophet the Lord promises, “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7. Have an awesome day!

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