Proverbs 11 6-11-18

The best thing we can do for others is to be true to God. Our integrity speaks louder than our words.

Proverbs 11:1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight [integrity].

[3] The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

God can use a person who will listen. When we chose Christ (upon His Invitation), we made a pledge to live for Him and serve Him (1). We pledged to make Him first in our lives (2), to be sober-minded so that we can discern His voice (3), to pursue righteousness and holiness with Him (4), to trust Him in all things (5) and to seek His face all the time (6).

Knowing Christ more intimately and deeply is the goal of every true follower of Christ (7). We must be willing to suffer for His sake and for the sake of righteousness, trusting that His reward in heaven is much greater than anything we can receive on earth (8). We must count knowing Him the highest honor we can have (9).

Let’s allow the Spirit to guide us into all truth (10): to look at our lives today and help us see what is good and what is evil, what is Christ-centered and what is self-centered, what is faithful and what is unfaithful, and what is beneficial and what leads us, and others, astray.

Correlating Scriptures:

(1) Matthew 6:24 No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.

(2) 2 Corinthians 8:5 And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.

(3) 1 Peter 4:7 The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear [sober] minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.

(4) Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. [12] It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, [13] while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, [14] who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

(5) Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

(6) Psalms 27:8 My heart [the Spirit] says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.

(7) Philippians 3:10-11 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, [11] and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.

(8) 1 Peter 1:6-7 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. [7] These have come so that your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

(9) Philippians 3:8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ…

(10) John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

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