Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Prov. 20:1-22:16


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Proverbs Chapter Twenty

  1. The believer is to be influenced by the Word of God, and the filling of the Holy Spirit, rather than by the chemical influence of alcohol (Prov. 20:1; Eph. 5:18).
  2. We may have a number of friends in this world, but there is only One Who is Faithful and True (Prov. 20:6; Rev. 3:14; 19:11).
  3. No human being qualifies as pure from sin, apart from the cleansing that is offered by the Lord Jesus Christ (Prov. 20:9; Job 14:4; 15:14; 25:4; Ecc. 7:20).
  4. Young people should be recognized by their Godliness (Prov. 20:11).
  5. Our life is designed by God, and only He knows all the details (Prov. 20:24).
  6. Each generation should recognize their opportunities in the Lord (Prov. 20:29).

Proverbs Chapter Twenty-One

  1. The Lord maintains Sovereign authority over the affairs of men (Prov. 21:1).
  2. Believers should not be concerned with what other people think, or even what they themselves think about a matter.  The issue is the Lord’s absolute standard for judgment (Prov. 21:2).
  3. The Lord’s true burden is not for the external ritual, but for the internal reality of worship (Prov. 21:3; 1st Sam. 15:22; Isa. 1:11,16-17; Hos. 6:6).
  4. What goes around comes around (Prov. 21:13).
  5. Addictions to earthly pleasures bring about personal financial ruin (Prov. 21:17; 23:21; Lk. 15:13-16; 1st Tim. 5:6).
  6. Wisdom enables the believer to wage spiritual war (Prov. 21:22; 2nd Cor. 10:4-5).
  7. The sluggard has desires and cravings, but will not work, but the righteous works hard and has an abundance for sharing with others (Prov. 21:25-26; Eph. 4:28; 1st Tim. 6:17-18).

Proverbs Chapter Twenty-Two

  1. Wisdom allows believers to identify evil, and hide themselves in the Lord (Prov. 22:3; cf. 14:16; 27:12; Ex. 9:20-21).
  2. It is the responsibility of parents to ground their children in the Word of God when they are young—providing a life-long benefit to them (Prov. 22:6; Gen. 18:19; Deut. 6:7; Eph. 6:4).
  3. Removal of a trouble-maker removes the trouble within an assembly (Prov. 22:10; 1st Cor. 5:7,13; Matt. 18:17).

(Chapter Twenty-Two continues tomorrow)