Daily Devotional for Tuesday September 05, 2017

Scripture:

Proverbs 23:15-16 (NASB) 15 My son, if your heart is wise, My own heart also will be glad; 16 And my inmost being will rejoice When your lips speak what is right.

Observation:

My father was proud, very proud, when he heard the report of what happened. One of the chiefs witnessed what took place at a fire and shared it with my dad. I had learned wisdom from Dad on how to handle situations that seem out of control, and I had put that wisdom into action. A few days later when my dad and I got together, he shared with me what the chief said. He told me how he was proud of me. Today’s verse speaks of a father’s heart being glad. How he rejoices in his inner most being when we speak what is right. I couldn’t help but think, “I wonder how God our Father looks at our actions and our wisdom in situations” Have we used the wisdom of His Word? Are we speaking what is right? Are we following the world’s standards or God’s? How we act will either make His heart glad or ache. Is God proud of you and your actions?  

Application:

Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.
 

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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