Visibility is essential these days in almost every area where success is desired. Today chapter show how we can stand out to make our Maker proud.
READ PROVERBS 31 Make notes of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
For years I felt intimidated by Proverbs 31. It seemed to me that it’d be great to live in with extended family who would look after your children, while you get up before dawn and head to the market. [v15] I would have loved the sort of freedom that allowed me to consider a field and buy it! [v16] The woman in this chapter was like a modern-day business woman with helpers – a woman of high visibility in her community. My life, as an invisible stay-at-home Mum in a foreign country with no help for an extended family while my husband was away for weeks at a time, always seemed so far removed. But I was looking at it upside down. The image I wanted in the mirror was like the legend of a super-woman.
Proverbs 31 isn’t there to depress us, but to spur us on. As any Father would spur on his children to further improvement where possible, the Creator God has this chapter in His Handbook as a bar set above where I’m at. Like a mirror held up each day, it isn’t about increasing my visibility so much as improve my “image” as an image-bearer of the Living God. Read more? ….CLICK to follow “04 August – Additional Notes”
But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.
Want to speak directly with the One who made us to be like Him? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”
How great are You, Sovereign Lord! There’s no one like You, and there’s no God but You, just as I’ve heard with my own ears. [2 Samuel 7:22]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The world: The People of North Korea[b]
Your nation: Mission work in your city
Yourself: Love for fellow Believers
Your concerns for today
If I call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding; if I look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then I’ll understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. [Proverbs 2:3-5]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Who but You, Lord, can discern my errors? I can’t distinguish between them. Forgive my hidden faults and keep me from wilful sin so that they won’t rule over me. [Psalm 19:12-13a]
4. Protect: “… Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”
Help me to trust in Your Global Plan, Father, because it’s with my heart that I believe and are justified, and it’s with my mouth that I profess my faith and am saved. [Romans 10:10]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Your Maker’s Handbook
“But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night.” [Psalm 1:2]
[a] Matthew 6:5-15
[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31