Read Proverbs 9
One wise choice leads to another. One foolish choice leads to another. Make your choices carefully. And if you realize you've made some mistakes, turn quickly and run to Jesus and beg him to help back on the right path. And listen carefully to those who invite you to their table. Listen to my paraphrase of Proverbs 9:4-6.
“Come in here, little children!” To everyone with some sense and potential she says, “Come dine with me! Leave your childish life behind. It’s time to mature and learn how to handle yourself.”
The other choice in verses 16-18 sounds like the trailer for a horror movie:
“Come in here, little children!” To fools with who will never learn she says, "Forbidden fruit and hidden pleasures savored in secret are so sweet.” But they don’t know it’s a house full of corpses. Her guest are dining in the depths of Hell.
Let Jesus fill you with His Holy Spirit that you may have the good sense to dine with Wisdom and not Folly.
"Jesus, forgive me for the ways I have turned my back on goodness and common sense, chasing happiness of my own making instead of yours. Save me and fill me with Your Holy Spirit that I may have the good sense to dine with Wisdom and not Folly from this day forward. Amen."
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Proverbs Day 9
I'm a pastor, dad, husband, and child of God. I'm broken, but blessed. The cracks are where the Light shines through. My mission is to help people grow closer to God with every breath and step I take. I gave my life to Christ at an early age and have grown closer through the years, spurred on by the study of the Bible, my church family, and the Chrysalis and Walk to Emmaus Communities. I accepted the call to full -time ministry as a pastor in 1999 and have served 4 different churches in Georgia. Music, preaching, and teaching are the heart of my ministry. Outside of the pulpit, I enjoy many hobbies that help me blow off steam. These include martial arts, woodworking, blacksmithing, gardening, cooking, and being creative. I'm a jack of all trades and a master of none. My philosophy is use what you have, do it yourself if you can, learn something in the process, and have lots of fun. This blog is a place to share it all with you.