A SWINE’S SNOUT
Today’s Reading: Proverbs 11
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Key Verses: Proverbs 11:24-25
There is one who scatters, yet increases more;
And there is one who withholds more than is right,
But it leads to poverty.
The generous soul will be made rich,
And he who waters will also be watered himself.
It’s difficult to pick some of the wisdom contained here when all of these words are of equal importance. Nevertheless, let’s consider four proverbs.
(1) Verse #1 – God is concerned about the butcher who weighs out meat with a thumb on the scale. “A just weight” is God’s standard.
(2) Verse #14 – Do we want to make good and safe major decisions? Then don’t just take the advice of one person. Listen to several people. One person may or may not be trying to manipulate you into doing what they want, and not what is best.
(3) Verse #22 – “A swine’s snout” is so descriptive, particularly for Solomon, a Jew. Pigs are not kosher. “Discretion” is covered in our blog of November 17 (click here).
(4) Verse #30b – It is a wise thing to win souls to the Lord! But be assured that without wisdom in our approach, our body language, and our words, we’ll do more harm than good to the eternal souls of people, all of whom are of infinite value. Therefore, it would be good to read from James 1:5-8. Let’s go ahead and ask God for wisdom, and then win souls!!!
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Dear Father God, there is much wisdom in the chorus which I pray now: “Lord, lay some soul upon my heart, and love that soul through me. And may I ever do my part to win that soul to Thee.” In and through the Person and work of Jesus, I pray, Amen!!!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
In leading the ministry of Crossroads Christian Communications Inc. for many years, I have valued highly the counsel of our Board of Directors and CCCI Executives. When I think of major decisions I’ve made, I must expand that to include others in the decision-making process, as Solomon wrote, “a multitude of counsellors.” That would include many of my fellow employees and many supporters in prayer and in the giving of financial offerings. Also, thinking of “a lovely woman,” I want to thank my wife, Norma-Jean, whose counsel has been wise, prayerful and loving. She has consistently shown “discretion.” My children and their spouses have given wise counsel. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! The leading of the Holy Spirit, the support of God’s people, and decisions made have brought CCCI to what it is today; I invite readers to check out the Crossroads website (click here).
Yours for reading the responses of a “Multitude of Counsellors” to this blog!
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Amen to all posts from yesterday also praying for Ann’s complete recovery.
Prayed David’s prayer this morning, he encourages use to keep on doing the Lord’s work . The Mainse family are continuing to do this, God Bless Norma Jean and all the family. Have a wonderful day dear blog friends. Eleanor M.
Amen,Eleanor.I don’t always state it but I pray for Ann too.God bless
Praying along with you for Ann, this morning, fellow saints.
Yes I too am praying for Ann today. Lord You know her need, Amen
The proverbs make me realize how imperfect I am but I have realized too that God knows that way better than I and we must continue the fight and learning is part of that fight but we are not alone,just imperfect.
When I googled that song,there were several others who added their words to finish it.This is my attempt.
Lay Some Soul Upon My Heart
Lord, lay some soul upon my heart
And love that soul thro’ me;
And may I always do my part
To win that soul for Thee. Ira D. Sankey
Oh,Lord,may Your love fill my heart
And wisdom be my guide,
That you will tear my doubts apart
And be close to my side.
Lord,give me the words to convey
The love You have for all,
That they might share from day to day
So more will hear your call.
Lord,teach me and they to forget
That all have lived with sin,
For only then,with true regret
Can repentance begin.
Here is a much better instrumental with words you can sing along with.Be blessed
Thank you William
Father God, thank You for all the good things we so easily take for granted – the words of advice, of wisdom, of encouragement, of instruction we so often get; the people who commit themselves to serving; the freedoms we have in this country; the ones You send as workers among us…
We thank You, Lord, for these and so many other blessings. Have your way among us, Lord, and help us to share your Truth and Grace with others. In Jesus’s great name, amen
God keep our land glorious and free
Amen…your prayers put words to my thoughts . Thank you again as I often use your prayers in my daily devotional.
Areeing with your prayer Rob
Amen to today’s scripture, David’s message and prayer. Wishing all saints a blessed day in the Lord. Today is my birthday so I covet your prayers and blessings. Thank you dear ones, for being such wonderful inspirations for me on our blog! May your day be beautiful and bright with Jesus in the center!
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
Hebrews 13:8 ESV
Kim Walker-Smith – I Exalt Thee
Happy Birthday dear Beverlee! ????????????
Praying God will shower you with His blessings….physical, spiritual, emotional, relational, financial….every blessing that is stored up for you, may He pour it on you, today!
Thank you again for your contributions to this blog which are so inspiring to us all. We read in today’s scripture about discretion and beauty. Thank you for displaying both those qualities on this blog. May the Lord continue to use you to bless others.
With love ❤️ and prayers ????
Amen to your prayer for Beverlee Kay.
Wishing Beverlee a blessed HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!
Thank you Joy!
Thank you dear Luisa!
Sorry I meant to say “Amen Luisa, yes Blessings on your Birthday Beverlee Kay
Thank you so much, sister Irene!!
Thank you all for a beautiful blogs this morning. Happy Birthday Dear Beverley. God Bless all ho read this blog. If somone is new to the blog and are reading the blogs for the first time may you be BlESsed today.
Thank you Claude!
Thank you Claude. I’m new and love the blog.
Amen to the message, prayers, poem, and posts today and a Happy Birthday to you dear Beverlee and may you be truly blessed as you have been a blessing to us.
Thank you Ger!
Birthday blessings to you Beverlee Kay.
Thank you Nan!
Prayed with David’s prayer
Yes, what a descriptive word A pig’s snout
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Beverley and GOD bless – Love & Prayers today and always
Thank you Gloria!!
Happy Birthday Beverley, hope you are enjoying your special day. May the Lord Bless you with many more years to come. You are a real inspiration to this daily blog.????
Happy Birthday Beverley God Bless You!!!
I’m new and Love all you inspiration and Prayer.
Thank you so much Teresa! God bless you!