Day 20 | Set A Meet Up—Use 411
- P.A.C.T.—Pray | Ask | Confess | Thank
- P.A.S.S.—Pray Prior | Author's Intent | Stop when Convicted | Share
Your Call To Act (C.T.A.) today is:
- Set A Meet-Up with another brother and use the
- 411 on Brotherhood:
- 4 Questions
- 1 Tip
- 1 Spiritual Element
13 A wise son heeds his father’s instruction,
but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.
2 From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things,
but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence.
3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives,
but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.
4 A sluggard’s appetite is never filled,
but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 The righteous hate what is false,
but the wicked make themselves a stench
and bring shame on themselves.
6 Righteousness guards the person of integrity,
but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 One person pretends to be rich, yet has nothing;
another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 A person’s riches may ransom their life,
but the poor cannot respond to threatening rebukes.
9 The light of the righteous shines brightly,
but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 Where there is strife, there is pride,
but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Dishonest money dwindles away,
but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoever scorns instruction will pay for it,
but whoever respects a command is rewarded.
14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
turning a person from the snares of death.
15 Good judgment wins favor,
but the way of the unfaithful leads to their destruction.
16 All who are prudent act with knowledge,
but fools expose their folly.
17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble,
but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Whoever disregards discipline comes to poverty and shame,
but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul,
but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Walk with the wise and become wise,
for a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Trouble pursues the sinner,
but the righteous are rewarded with good things.
22 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children,
but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 An unplowed field produces food for the poor,
but injustice sweeps it away.
24 Whoever spares the rod hates their children,
but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.
Goal: Do The 411
Gentlemen it is week three and day twenty.
Well, I think I have explained enough you get the 411 on brotherhood
Today it’s time to act. If you have not done it yet you need to set a meet up with someone and get the momentum building. If you are not sure who to ask you need to connect with a pastor in your area, or you can just connect with me. Send me an email at [email protected] and I will give you some guidance. But do not put this off. You need a brother in your life. It’s not an option to do life alone.
If you are reading along me, hang on just a couple of seconds and I will be right back with you.
The ransom of a man's life is his wealth,
but a poor man hears no threat.—Proverbs 13:8
We all want more wealth and security than we currently have. But it's hard to tell the person who wants more that the grass is not always greener on the other side.
Yet if you want to be wise, take a lesson from King Solomon, who was one of the richest men ever to live. He discovered that wealth came not with security but with the stress of insecurity. He called it ransom—the ongoing fear of theft and threat that resulted in the need for perpetual self-preservation. And while we all want more than we currently have, don't forget there's a burden that comes with more—it's the energy needed to preserve that wealth. But a poor man does not need to exert this energy and effort. He hears no threat and is relieved of this burden, finding his security only in God for the provision of the day.
DO THIS: Turn all your insecurities over to God and be secure in Him, and let Him be your Provider.
PRAY THIS: God, I need you to provide today, precisely what I need. God, you know my need to decimal. May I accept your generous provision.
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