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Proverbs Reading – Chapter 11

The Purpose of Proverbs is to impart wisdom for godly living.

Solomon’s fathering advice to young people and all who seek wisdom will greatly benefit from these wise words.   Discover the source of wisdom, the value of wisdom and the benefits of wisdom.   Proverbs gives practical suggestions for effective living.   They should call a person to action.  The verses tell how you can live in close relationship to Him and offers positive advice that helps you to make good and righteous decisions. –  notes of the Life Application Study Bible


I hope your reading the chapters with me.

“The day of wrath” refers to when we die or to the time when God settles accounts with all people.  On judgment day, each person will stand alone, accountable for all of his or her deeds.  At that time, no amount of riches will buy reconciliation with God.  Only our love for God and obedience to him will count. (Life Application Study Bible)

This chapter continues to speak about the consequences of the righteous and the wicked.  Whether you make a good choice or a bad choice…they both yield consequences.  There will be a reaction to your action.  Which team are you choosing to be on?

We were all given free will to make whatever decision we want.  But the Word of God tells us that those who choose to make God decisions will be rescued, reconciled, redeemed, restored, and covered by God.  God’s covering doesn’t stop life from happening to you, but you are not alone in it, you have someone and something to lean on, gain strength from and guidance.

Verse 14 is something I live by…”Where there is no counsel the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”  I use the people God has put in my life.  I go to them, talk with them, get advice from them and direction.  I don’t pride myself in making decisions all by myself.  I know for me that is not helpful and my way of thinking is not always right.  I would rather have good solid advice to follow me than to have human wisdom that may only be a temporary fix.  One person’s perspective and understanding is severely limited. (not all the facts, blinded by bias, emotions or wrong impressions)  Develop the ability to make right decisions.

God neither sleeps nor slumbers.  He sees EVERYTHING!  What you miss seeing, God sees.  You will not go unpunished if you do wrong.  God will either deal with you here on earth or on judgment day.

Your words can hurt like weapons or they can build up like tools.  Sadly, most times people will use their words to destroy.  Most people have received more destructive comments than those that build up.  Let your words make a difference in someone’s life.  Uplift, comfort and encourage.

Humble Living…

In my reading this morning, I came across this word. Humility.

And then I heard the Lord say “Humble Living.”

What is humble living Lord?

So of course I looked up the word. Humble means = a modest or low view of one’s own importance, unpretentious.

www.gotquestions.org mentions that humility is a heart attitude, not merely an outward demeanor. One may put on an outward show of humility but still have a heart full of pride and arrogance. Humility is a prerequisite for the Christian.

The Beautitudes in Matthew 5 states “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  The poor in spirit are those who are humble, lowly.

I believe what the Lord shared with me this morning was a reminder for us. He seeks humble living from us.  The world can, at times can rub off on us.  If we do not have someone to keep us accountable, we can easily get off course.  If we don’t keep our focus on the things of God, we can easily get off course.  Remember, YES we live in this world, but as Believers we are NOT of this world.  We don’t act the way the world acts.  We don’t respond the way the world responds. We should be doing our best to not think the way the world thinks. Because the worldview is very different and contrary to the mind of God and the way God works.

In order to inherit the kingdom of heaven you need the power of the Holy Spirit to help you remain humble. This is not a character trait that comes easy to us humans who were born into a sinful nature.  We may be able to start the process of being humble, but to maintain and sustain it…we need the staying power of the Holy Spirit.

Humble Living.

I’m a big advocate of examining your life periodically. And making sure you are in right standing with the Lord.  Is your living humble?  How is your parenting?  How are your relationships?  How are your spending habits?  How is your behavior?  How is your Christian walk?  How are you getting along with others?  What is your social media interaction like?  How are you portraying yourself?  How are your thoughts?  What is your attitude like?  How is your stewardship?

I listed a few scriptures below regarding humility. Take some time and look them up.  And when you read them…read a few scriptures before and a few scriptures after…or even the chapter to see what was going on during that time and what was the point being made.

  • Philippians 2:3
  • James 4:6
  • 1 Peter 5:6
  • Romans 12:3
  • Colossians 3:12
  • Proverbs 11:2
  • John 3:30

I pray you will be informed and encouraged to do that which pleases the Lord.

And as always, we serve a forgiving God.  If you will repent (say your sorry and turn from your wrong-doing) he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)