Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives:
love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
There is no law against these things!
Whenever I come across a familiar verse like this one, I like to look at a few different translations to give myself more to meditate on:
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts. Proverbs 21:2 KJV
People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart. Proverbs 21:2 NLT
We justify our actions by appearances; God examines our motives. Proverbs 21:2 MSG
You may think that everything you do is right, but remember that the Lord judges your motives. Proverbs 21:2 GNT
There are several more translations, but just those 4 can give us a lot for our hearts to consider!
Good afternoon everybody!
I hope your week is off to a great start. I’m feeling energized and looking forward to an afternoon walk with some of my girlfriends.
Just a reminder, I will be posting the winner to the last giveaway later this evening and opening up another round of the Jesus Always Giveaway!
Here are the Bible Verse of the Day and a Prayer for Today. Today’s Verse is From Matthew 20:28.
For, There is one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. He gave his life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
1 Timothy 2:5-6 NLT
Prayer for Today
Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end. Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart. Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain . Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared. Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good. How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness. Amen.
Scriptures for Additional Reading