PROVERBS 27 05-26-24

As I woke up and the television was on a station where the person was talking about planning for an exciting retirement. The Lord dropped “LIVE FOR TODAY” into my spirit so, today we are going to get a dose of Proverbs to get our day going in the right direction but first we will pray.

Today’s Prayer

Father, it’s hard to face temptation and not give in; it’s hard to try to serve You without running ahead, neglecting to seek Your will. It’s difficult to “bear fruit” without staying attached to the vine, and You have said that Jesus is the Vine. Help us to learn soon that we can’t be an effective Christian just by our own will power. We need Your strength, Your love, and the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Forgive us for being weak, or lazy, or too blind, too proud, too set in our ways, too independent to see that! In Jesus’ holy name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Proverbs 27

New Living Translation

Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring. Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—a stranger, not your own lips. A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier. Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous. An open rebuke is better than hidden love! Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry. A person who strays from home is like a bird that strays from its nest. The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. Never abandon a friend—either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away. Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. Then I will be able to answer my critics. A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger’s debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners. A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning will be taken as a curse! A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day. Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands. As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded. As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied. Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised. You cannot separate fools from their foolishness, even though you grind them like grain with mortar and pestle. Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds, for riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation. After the hay is harvested and the new crop appears and the mountain grasses are gathered in, your sheep will provide wool for clothing, and your goats will provide the price of a field. And you will have enough goats’ milk for yourself, your family, and your servant girls.

Quote of the Day

Beloved, whatever you are waiting for or believing for, God will not be late. The Lord is the the Healer. He is just. He is the dreamer of dreams and He answers prayers. Be assured that He will bring that prodigal home….. Don’t give up hope and one day you will see the resurrection you have been waiting for, come your way! ~Cindy Jacobs~






Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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