Thursday, 27 July 2017

Start with God - Proverbs 1

"Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
    only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.

Pay close attention, friend, to what your father tells you;
    never forget what you learned at your mother’s knee.
Wear their counsel like flowers in your hair,
    like rings on your fingers." - Proverbs 1 (Message)

There are a few important things hidden in these verses that I think are key for us:

1. Everything we do should start with God. So often God becomes our stop-gap when everything else seems to fail, but we need to remember to go to GOD first.

2. Our parents taught us many things and we should heed their advice. Of course, no parent is perfect, but we would do well to listen to Godly advice from our close family members.

3. Put wise counsel on the "outside" of your daily living - in other words, remember it! Put it in your hair or on your fingers if it helps you remember the wise of the godly.

Have a blessed day.

Living in Grace

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