Proverbs 17 8-17-18

What are we willing to do without in order to learn discipline in an area of our life? Man up!

Proverbs 17:1 Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.

We can choose to limit ourselves, such as refraining from eating carbs, or we can be forced to be limited, such as with an allergy, financial restrictions, or bad health.

Either way, there is something to learn from it. Many people blame God when bad times come. Aren’t we supposed to “name it and claim it” and we’ll get what we want? Actually, when we came to Christ, we gave up those dreams in order to receive an inheritance that won’t spoil or fade (1 Peter 1:4).

What Americans don’t realize is that most people in the world live below poverty level. See for yourself:

Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.

At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.


So, taking physical prosperity “off the table,” what about spiritual prosperity? How do we prosper spiritually? There’s really only one way:

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.

Many times, God removes the things we want in order to change our desires. The question is: Are we willing to give up what we want for what He wants for us?

Here’s a verse we can trust:

Psalms 37:4 Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.

If we make HIM our goal, then He will make knowing Him happen. HE WILL BECOME OUR DELIGHT!

Let’s seek Him today making Him the object of our worship.

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