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Daily Journal August 27 2009

August 27 2009—Daily Journal


Proverbs 27:1 →Do not boast in tomorrow, or in next season, or in what you will do later. You must focus on what is in front of you right now! Couple this with the command to boast only in the work of the Lord, and you see where our focus is: on the grace of God for right now.


Proverbs 27:2 →Don't brag on yourself, period. Let someone else build up your fame.


Proverbs 27:5 →And yet many of us don't want open rebuke, and are hesitant to give it. Guess what, church? We need to get back in the habit of open rebuke when necessary. See Proverbs 27:6, that friends sometimes wound, and it's a sign of faithfulness.


Proverbs 27:11 →As parents, do we want our kids to be rich, famous, athletic? Or are we more interested that they be wise?


Proverbs 27:12 →This verse is why some people are stockpiling canned goods and ammo. While I'm not sure that this verse really should be applied that way right now, it is a good warning. Are you looking at danger to prepare for it? To avoid it?


Proverbs 27:14 →Remember, blessing should be receivable as blessings. If you know your neighbor hates what you're doing, it's not a blessing. Be sensitive to the needs of others.


Proverbs 27:17 →Men sharpen men, but sometimes it becomes a destructive process. Why? Resistance. If we acknowledge our need for sharpening, it goes better.


Proverbs 27:19 →What you focus on shows what's in your heart, and shows all that needs to be known about you.


Psalm 124:6 →The Lord is the one who chooses not to turn us over for destruction. And to Him we owe the praise for that!


1 Peter 5:8 →Be on the alert. You have an enemy, but he reveals himself. After all, no one can claim that a roaring lion is hidden! The only times that a roaring lion isn't a warning to people to flee the lion is when they don't know what the roar is. Know God's truth, and the roar will be obvious as an action of the devil, and you will be able to handle it!


Doug

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