Daily D – Proverbs 8:20
Proverbs 8:20 “I walk in righteousness, in paths of justice.” (NLT)
Proverbs 8:32 “And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful.” (NLT)
I love Saturday mornings. We are enjoying fresh-ground Kona coffee. Millie the Black Dog allowed me to sleep until 6:30. Ollie the Border Collie awaited my bride’s awakening before demanding a game of Upball. The mowers in the neighborhood waited until 8 AM to begin their work.
This is a good day.
We get to travel later to Florida to celebrate our older granddaughter’s fourth birthday. Her blonde curls accentuate the rays on sunny days. Her smile illuminates every space she enters. Her energy is practically boundless.
Our flight is delayed. This is fine. We are in no rush. Our schedule is flexible. Our dinner reservation is flexible enough to await our arrival.
What could make this day better? The same thing that makes every day better. Wise living provides a path of righteousness, justice, and joy. Proverbs 1 offered a promise to provide lives full of what is right, just, and fair. Proverbs 8 and 9 personify and amplify this offer.
Life works better when we seek, find, and deploy God’s wisdom. He always leads along the right paths. (See Psalm 23:3.)
God’s wisdom leads to effective lives building families and communities shaped by what is right, just, and fair.
God’s wise next steps lead to joyful journeys for all who follow them.
Whatever you want more of or less of is probably found, procured, and applied when you discover God’s wisdom.
Saturday is a good day to seek God’s wisdom and to live what we discover.
I will live what I learn from God’s words of wisdom.
Our Father, lead along the right paths today. Empower me to live justly and joyfully. Use me to apply your character to every conversation and connection. Amen.
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Deuteronomy 8:12-18 When you eat and are full, and build beautiful houses to live in, and your herds and flocks grow large, and your silver and gold multiply, and everything else you have increases, be careful that your heart doesn’t become proud and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery. He led you through the great and terrible wilderness with its poisonous snakes and scorpions, a thirsty land where there was no water. He brought water out of the flint rock for you. He fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your ancestors had not known, in order to humble and test you, so that in the end he might cause you to prosper. You may say to yourself, ‘My power and my own ability have gained this wealth for me,’ but remember that the Lord your God gives you the power to gain wealth, in order to confirm his covenant he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbol on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your city gates.“
Deuteronomy 1:2, 3 It is an eleven-day journey from Horeb to Kadesh-barnea by way of Mount Seir. In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first of the month, Moses told the Israelites everything the Lord had commanded him to say to them.