So as mentioned in an earlier post this month, one of the habits I am trying to get into this year is reading scripture daily. For those of you who may be interested, I will most likely be trying to post at least once a week regarding what I’m reading and my reflections on it.
This month specifically I am trying to read the book of Proverbs although I skip around quite a bit when inspiration strikes. Here’s a few verses I’ve highlighted:
- Proverbs 11:14 With a great deal of change and reflection in the United States right now, I really took this verse to heart. Who does not benefit from sound advisement? Even as I age I realize how little of the world I know and I appreciate those who grant me counsel. It is wise to gather opinions before making decisions, as others may consider perspectives you have not. I also continue to seek God’s counsel. I hope and pray that the leaders in our country do the same.
- Proverbs 12:25 “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up” Have you ever had one of those days where you seen my to be struggling to get through and you keep worrying about every move you make and things already past and the future and…. you get my drift. Have you had one of these days and then someone gives you a compliment or maybe even a stranger just smiles at you and for one moment the worry stops and you realize that it’s going to work out? This is what came to my mind as I read this verse. It also goes the other way – have you ever noticed someone, maybe even and coworker who just seemed to be having a very hard day? Did you do anything to help them or make their day a little brighter? “…let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew5:16). No matter how small the deed (again think of that smile), you may make someone’s day that much brighter.
- Exodus 20 Because I can recall the commandments but not the order or exact wording, I reread this chapter…which tied me into…
- Matthew 5:21
Feel free to let me know your thoughts on these verses. As always, thanks for reading.