More Nuggets of Wisdom – Proverbs 19

Here are the proverbs that caught my eye January 19.

“A man’s own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the Lord.” Proverbs 19:3 NIV  This sounds much like an obstinate child throwing a tantrum. She’s kicking and screaming because of her choices and their outcome, and blaming God for her unhappiness with her choices. Thank you for your patience, Lord, and your faithfulness to teach us your ways.

“He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.” 19:8  Getting wisdom shows you love your soul, and prosperity comes with taking care to live in understanding.

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.” 19:20 That sure looks like a promise to me: Listen and accept, then I’ll be wise in the end.

I want to add another one for today: “The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.” 19:23

by Kathy Sheldon Davis

By Kathy Sheldon Davis

Kathy Sheldon Davis, contributing author of Jesus Talked to Me Today and a finalist for the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade award, lives with her husband, Jerry, in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley. Kathy enjoys mentoring and editing for writers, making strangers into friends, and celebrating holidays with her extended family. She has written for the Warner Press quarterly, Pathways—Moments with God, since 2016 and posts free devotionals on her blog at kathysheldondavis.com .

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