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Agree with God

Job’s mates didn’t always give him the best advice, but in Job 22:21, Eliphaz tells Job, ‘Agree with God, and be at peace.’ http://bit.ly/2t2vNc5.

He’s pretty much spot on. Wisdom can be described or explained as agreeing with God. And when we’ve settled that His take on any situation is definitely going to be more accurate than ours, we can try to understand from His perspective, trust Him, and be at peace.

Is there something going on in your life right now, about which you need to agree with God? Proverbs 9:12 reminds us, ‘If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit.’

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It’s better to be wise!

No one wants to be stupid, right? We all know it’s better to be wise – better to understand what life’s about.

James says, ‘If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honorable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom’ (James 3:13: http://bit.ly/2QViyBQ). That means, we can choose wisdom and understanding by doing life God’s way – walking His straight paths instead of our own (which we tend to carve out crooked because we’re naturally selfish and proud, not generous and humble).

How kind is God, to show us how to really live it up!
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New Tricks

Ever heard that saying: “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks!”?
Well, I disagree! Each day, we can learn something new!

“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance” – Proverbs 1:5 (http://bit.ly/2XGeSHq)

There is this old (ish) song that says “you live you learn.”
I like that! Each day is a “classroom.”

We can learn to be kind.
We can learn new skills.
We can learn new information.
We can learn new things about God.

Maybe, a good practice is to start each day with a simple prayer: “God, what will You teach me today?”

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2019/11/27

Read Proverbs 27:20 (http://bit.ly/2JBpVM9)

Does it matter what I watch? Surely it won’t do any harm!

The problem is one glimpse is never enough, we see it and want more. Before we know it we are trapped in pornography or obsessed with TV series, but we can’t stop. The eyes always want more, ready to go further and further.

So, STOP at first glance, don’t take a second look, don’t fall for the lies, control your desires, before they control you. If you are already trapped, don’t despair, the Holy Spirit can rescue us from temptation and addiction if we surrender to Him and ask for help.

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