Today’s passage: Proverbs 29
- We all need reproof at different times. May God give us grace to receive it when it comes.
- “Exacting gifts” (Verse 4) means taking bribes.
- Nations are built through justice.
- Greed tears them apart.
- Human leaders alone are never going to bring true and complete justice (Verse 26).
- We all need to here truth. We need to hear the Word of God. And at different times, we also need action. (Verses 15-19)
- Christians must not be surprised if the world calls us evil for agreeing with God (Verse 27).
Questions to consider:
- What comparisons and contrasts are highlighted in this chapter concerning the wise and fools? What is characteristic of both of them concerning conflicts and quarrels?
- How could verse 12 be applicable in other places of leadership and delegation (Such as the workplace, the church, etc.)? Why is it so important the Bible be our final authority in the church?
- What proverb stuck out the most to you? How can you put it into practice today?
Father, thank your for the promise of Christ’s return to rule and reign. We can get caught up in thinking the next leaders of our nation will make all these changes…we are told every four years that this election is the most important in our lifetime. But, we know when true and lasting justice will come. So come, Lord Jesus. While we wait, please use us to proclaim the truth of your word, to raise up the next generation, to be salt and light in the workplace and in our communities. In the midst of these times and in this world, give us eyes to see the big picture and to rest in your eternal plan.