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Proverbs 15 by Doug

Proverbs 15:8 –>We are reminded here that what is in the heart is much more important than anything else.  Sacrifices are of no use if your heart is far from God.  Additionally, too often we're not very willing to make sacrifices that are truly valuable, and having a wicked heart lends itself to really cheating.  Wicked hearts will sacrifice the things that should not be sacrificed.  Meanwhile, we see that the upright need only pray.  Why?  Because their life is based in obedience, and so they will have sacrificed along the way.

 

Proverbs 15:16 –>What's more important to you?

 

Proverbs 15:17 –>RATATOUILLE!! Not just the movie, but the meal itself.  By the way, the film is worth the watching because it actually illustrates Proverbs 15:16-17.  Ratatouille, as a dish, is a meal of vegetables.  It's considered a "peasant dish" because, well, it's for poor people.  In the film, it's the center piece dish of changing the heart of the mean food critic.  Why?  Because he remembers that he grew up eating "poor" food, but surrounded by love.  Now, he's got the best of all food, but his life is empty.  The key characters learn the same things: great food isn't great without love and friendship.  Look up at Proverbs 15:15 that the cheerful heart has a continual feast.  Put it together.  It's great stuff.  Even with rats.

 

Proverbs 15:24 –> Is your life moving up?  There is no neutrality---either it's going up, or it's going the wrong way.

 

Proverbs 15:32 –>I'm learning this lesson.  The need to accept discipline, to instill it in my own life.  It's not an easy lesson.

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