Enough is Enough

Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 31

Gold Nugget
Verse 26:  She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness."

Enough is enough. How long will we continue in a substandard life without the presence of godly wisdom? That is the theme of today's "gold nugget". Albert Einstein said, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". We continue in the same patterns in our lives always complaining about the same outcomes. Recognizing patterns in our lives is too often only accomplished because of their familiarity. That is to say, we don't recognize a pattern until it has run it's cycle a few times, else it wouldn't be a pattern. The thing we should be able to count on is the influence that the Word of God should have in the life of a Christian. Repeated exposure to the Word of God will begin to change the way we think and reason. Just as sure as repeated exposure to television and other forms of media influence the way our youth and culture think and reason. Paul wrote to the church at Phillipi and instructed them with these words, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things." Repeated exposure to the scriptures and less exposure from the world will result in more wisdom and quicker reaction to patterns that cause havoc in our lives. How long will we love living a simple (or foolish) way of life? When will we say, "Enough is enough?" If you have had enough, won't you make the change today?

Lord, help me to embrace a life filled with exposure from your Word. I acknowledge the need for more of you and your Word and less influence from the world... Word over world. Amen

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