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    Christian Devotional – October 17, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 17 Testing and accountability. Read Proverbs 17. As we continue to read through Proverbs, this verse stands out to me today. Verse 3 is really all about testing and accountability. When we take a look at our lives and the different things that we are doing, do we recognize that those actions and activities are going to ultimately be tested to see whether they stand up under God’s standard? God has a standard that we are to maintain. God’s standard is perfection. Are our activities falling in line with all that God has for us to do? Will they stand if they go through the furnace…

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    Christian Devotional – October 16, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 16 Integrity and ethics. Read Proverbs 16. So many great verses to choose from as we read through this passage, but the one that caught my eye today was verse 8. When we think about what it means to have integrity, we realize that we may not always have all of the same possessions or material wealth that others have. However, if we maintain our integrity, that means that we can live with ourselves, no matter what possessions we have or don’t have. Being ethical in the way in which we live our life and make decisions is an example of using God’s wisdom every day.…

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    Christian Devotional – October 15, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 15 Do we follow wisdom’s instruction? Read Proverbs 15. As Solomon continues to speak here, we see so many pieces of advice that if we would only follow them, we would find our lives much much simpler. The chapter ends with this verse. Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord. Are we following His wisdom today? Do we recognize how God gives us wisdom in the moment to do the things that he would have for us to do? We must seek the Lord in every area of our life. We must seek the Lord at every moment of our life. Plus, if we truly desire…

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    Christian Devotional – October 14, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 14 What are you building for your children? Read Proverbs 14. As we continue to read through all the phenomenal pieces of advice, we see so many amazing pieces of wisdom listed here. In verse 26, we are challenged to ask ourselves the question, what are we building for our children? Will they see the refuge in the Lord that we have built for them and will they run in to it? Or have we fallen away from him and allowed our children to fall away? Christ is our refuge and as we trust in Him, we build something that people can see and feel safe…

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    Christian Devotional – October 13, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 13 Waiting stinks. Read through Proverbs 13 and notice verse 12. We all spend a lot of our life waiting. We wait for food to be ready to eat. We wait to grow up. We wait for many things. There is a time to wait. However, that doesn’t make the waiting any easier. Solomon knew that as he wrote this. When you wait for something that you’ve had your heart set on, that can make you heartsick. I’ve been through many situations in my life where I had to wait before I finally achieved something. It never got easier. I’m still waiting for many things, and…

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    Christian Devotional – October 12, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 12 How do we feel? Read Proverbs 12. We continue to see pieces of advice that Solomon is sharing. Most of these verses are individual, almost one liner, type of advice. And many of these verses are taken and quoted other places to help with a variety of issues or concerns. The verse that stuck out to me today was verse 25. There have been a lot of things going on in my life lately that have caused me to be more nervous or anxious then I typically am. But, God is the one who overcomes that. Plus, encouragement and recognition goes such a long way…

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    Christian Devotional – October 11, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 11 Placing hope and trust in people above God ends in failure. Read Proverbs 11. With all the amazing wisdom in this chapter today, this verse struck out to me. I work in the corporate world and I have been lucky enough to be with the same company for many years. However, in the past i have fallen into the trap off believing everything that leaders told me. I have since learned that God is the one in charge of things like promotions and recognition. God is the one I trust in to keep me and take care of me, not people. A lot of well-meaning…

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    Christian Devotional – October 10, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 10 Chapter 10 of Proverbs starts going through individual proverbs or life lessons from Solomon. Read Proverbs chapter 10. As we read through, we see individual nuggets of information and advice that are pieced out for us to be able to review and ultimately to apply to our lives. We know that God has used Solomon and his wisdom to give us a blueprint of some of the ways in which we can and think about and improve the way we live. Looking at all of these pieces of wisdom, how wise are we? Many of these things are things that we know, but the question…

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    Christian Devotional – October 9, 2021

    Days of Wisdom, Day 9 Do we understand where to start to find wisdom? Read Proverbs 9. As we look at continued chapters about the importance of wisdom, we see that so often people confuse what they’re looking for, or they fail to even start looking. Before we are willing to look for wisdom, we must understand that we need wisdom. If we don’t think we need it, then we won’t be looking for it. Wisdom starts with the Lord. God is wisdom and he is the only place where true wisdom is found. Understanding that, we see that God what wants us to seek him. Are we seeking God…