What does your heart lean on? Do you depend on God in prayer or do you try to handle problems on your own? Are you relying on your own ability or do you turn to God’s Word?
God’s wisdom is not some information that mysteriously downloads from Heaven and into your brain. God has revealed a lot of his wisdom in the Scriptures. So we gain wisdom by being in his word continually. We gotta seek after it.
Proverbs talks about fools a lot. And as you read through the book, you gradually get Solomon’s definition of a fool: someone who lives in opposition to God and the order of the universe he’s created.
Proverbs 1:10 offers some sound advice for all of life. In this verse, we hear a father’s words to his son, and the father says, “if sinners entice you, don’t be persuaded.” There are a few truths in here that we need to see.
All of us could use more wisdom in our lives. Let’s make the most of it by absorbing these proverbs that God wants us to use daily.
Despite this chapter being the ending of Acts, this really is just a beginning. The ending begs the question: “How does my life story fit into God’s story for redemption?”
When you hear the beautiful message of the Gospel, don’t just listen with your ears, listen with your heart. Get past the offense of your bruised pride and give God your humility and your need. Then hope in Christ…for this hope does not disappoint!
It could take longer than we want and it could be tougher than we expect, but keep faithful to the mission God has set for you. It is your mission at home, at school, at work–it is our mission to tell people of the good news and to glorify God with our lives.
If you’re trying to reach out to a friend or coworker, don’t be afraid to put God’s word to work. Share one key verse or one short account with that person, and then declare the powerful truth from it. The gospel (which is God’s word) has the power that mere human rationale does not.
Sometimes, God will give you success and comfort in life. Sometimes, he’ll give you insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties. All of this will make you feel weak in life, but that’s what will make God strong in your life.