Read Proverbs 27:19 (

When you want to see if you look good, you look into a mirror. It reveals the spots and shows if your hair is untidy, so you can change it.

To know what a human is really like, look at their heart. The outward actions and appearance can be deceptive, but the heart shows the real issues that need to be dealt with.

Take time to understand your own heart and see what needs to change, but also make the effort to find out who people really are and take a glimpse into their hearts, rather than just trusting the outward appearance.



Read Proverbs 22:13 (

“I had to attend the funeral of my mum’s cousin’s pet, because I was an uncle and pallbearer.”

Sometimes we come up with crazy excuses for not doing things we are scared of or don’t want to do. In Proverbs 22:13 an example of this sort of crazy excuse is given. If we worry about every little thing that could happen, we will never do anything!

Let us trust God and face our fears in life. Let us take responsibility for what we need to do, rather than making excuses about it and God will go with us and help us.



Read Proverbs 15:13 (

Do you want to enjoy life?
Of course you do!!

We can think that amazing things will make us happy and so we spend energy chasing after the latest things and the bigger thrills.

The truth is you can do something amazing, but if your heart is worried as you do it, even though you have been looking forward to it, you will not enjoy it.
However, if your heart is happy, you can smile, even when life goes wrong and find joy in the simplest things.

So, make your heart a priority, let Jesus’ love fill your heart and you will find joy everywhere.



Proverbs 16:9(

The world pushes us to make plans left, right and centre – which schools to go to, what to study, whether to go to varsity or not, where to work and live. Yes, practically we do have to make some plans. However, the priority in Proverbs 16:3-4 is not making our own plans, it is committing to the Lord whatever we do.

It is a hard choice to make, but it is wiser to do everything for the glory of God and not ourselves.

Ask God to teach you what this looks like in your own life.