IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU!
Proverbs, Chapter 5 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Lord, how You warn us of deception, folly, flattering eyes, and evil’s many seductive ways. You tell us to cling to discretion and the path of life. I thank You for the many discretions You’ve brought me through. You have saved me from the folly of the world, and the folly of self.
Your words of wisdom are treasures to me. Help me to stay in them, and to choose that discretion… to choose You. Again and again and again.
❤ I love You, Lord!
❤ I love You, Jesus!
❤ I love You, Holy Ghost!
Your word in Proverbs 5 inspired this poem, Lord. It’s called Discretion, A Mutual Friend because You tell me to pursuing wisdom and understanding will give me a regard for discretion, which will give my lips knowledge! Oh how often I pray for wisdom on what to say, and how to avoid things I wish I could avoid saying before they have left my mouth! So this is my letter to Discretion!
Discretion, A Mutual Friend
You and I have been friends many times over.
I thank God for being our mutual friend.
He is wise to tell me to choose you.
He tells me that to choose you is to choose wisdom.
Thank you for being a faithful companion.
Thank you for helping me keep my mind on Him.
Thank you for helping to escape my folly.
Thank you for clarifying what I can and cannot trust.
Thank you for not wanting to make a mockery of me,
For not shaming me in my own guilt, as I so rightly deserve.
Thank you for preserving me for Him.
Thank you for teaching me what’s right.
Thank you for helping me to honor our mutual friend. ❤
Written by Gail Brookshire