This web site is focused on gleaning a "gold nugget" from the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the current day of the month. The idea was first proposed to me years ago. After trying it, I found myself seeing the scenarios described in proverbs in my daily living. The option for making wiser decisions was becoming more apparent. The Book of Wisdom has lived up to its billing. Proverbs should not be the entirety of your bible reading, but it can be a valuable part of your daily discipline.
Comes Around Goes Around
For Today: Proverb Chapter 11
Gold Nugget Verse 19:“As righteousnessleadsto life, so he who pursues evilpursues itto his own death.”
“What comes around goes around” does not always have a negative connotation.
One of the most quoted scriptures is found in Romans 6:23, “For the wages
of sinisdeath, but the gift of Godiseternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
This verse goes well with today’s “gold nugget”, “As righteousnessleadsto life, so he who pursues evilpursues itto his own death.” The path you take on earth is heading to either life or death. There isn't an in-between, middle road
or option “C”. I've struggled with trying to be healthy over the years. It's been and up and down battle, but one thing I've found to be true is I’m either getting thinner or getting fatter. I know that there is a
place of maintaining your weight, but that is option “C” and I have determined it doesn't exist for me. When I pull up to the drive thru and can choose either a
cheeseburger or a grilled chicken sandwich without mayo, I'm deciding right then whether to get fatter or thinner.
A verse that always seems to make its way into these
devotions comes to mind once again and seems appropriate. It is one that if
truly adopted into our thinking, would transform our entire approach to
living. “7Do not be deceived, God is
not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.8For he who sows to his flesh
will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the
Spirit reap everlasting life.” (Galatians
Lord, our decisions do have effects, both short term and long term. Help us
to truly grasp the importance of gaining the spiritual maturity to benefit from
applying this truth to our daily living. Amen