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 27 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Good early morning, Lord! How are You? I pray You are pleased and smiling. I love You. I pray my day and this reading time to You! In Jesus’ beautiful name. I love Your Son! My Best Friend Ever!
I am not to brag about tomorrow. I have no idea what can happen each day. I am not to sing my own praises. Others are allowed to, but I am not. A fool’s wrath is heavier than a stone or the weight of sand. Envy is crueler than wrath, and more outrageous than anger.
It’s better for me to be openly rebuked than to have a secret love.
“Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.”
That verse reminds me of Judas, and makes me think on past hurts of friends.
When we’re full we can actually hate food, but when we’re hungry every bitter thing is sweet. That reminds me of the saying about a cracker being the most delicious in the world to someone starving, but considered such a waste of time and thrown away by those who have so much that they can afford to throw food away and not even miss it.
It also makes me think on the missionaries who have to live off of food in the other land, even if it makes them sick, or they hope for packages from home.
We need to stay in the place You put us.
Perfume and ointment make our hearts rejoice, just as the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel. We are not to forsake our friends and neighbors. Wisdom gives gladness and accountability. It is prudent to hide from seeable evil, else we could punish ourselves. Be careful with our character, our name, and our testimony.
I’m not really sure about verse 14, but it fits perfectly to how most people hate morning people, especially when they insist on trying to force a friend to be cheerful too early.
“He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.”
These verses tell us we can annoy people. They will want to avoid us. We are to bless one another, not burden. When we take care of our responsibilities, we will reap the benefit. People know when you’re answering from the heart.
We are never satisfied.
We are daily being made worthy of any praise that we are given through the testing and trial that brought that praise.
Foolishness cannot be forced out of a person.
Be diligent in taking care of what You give us. Riches don’t last forever. Each generation has to work for their own needs.
You tell us the provisions You provide us in the last few verses. An interesting chapter. We need to be diligent in our heart, our service, our character, in all things You give us, and NEVER take what belongs to You. All glory to You, Father God! All glory to You!