Proverbs 25 8-25-18

Allowing the LORD to change us is the point of our walk with Him. We must learn to think like Him.

Proverbs 25:4 Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith;

Nearly all of the proverbs in this chapter are hard-luck lessons. They are all from a negative perspective (dross), which means that Solomon had either experienced these lessons personally or had derived them from watching others experience them.

To learn from our mistakes is smart; to learn from others’ mistakes is wise. As we read these proverbs, we have the opportunity to learn from someone else’s mistakes. Let’s be wise.

Consider Apostle Paul, who walked with Jesus in a unique way (meeting Christ on the road to Damascus was, indeed, a life-changer). What can we learn from Paul?

Acts 20:24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.

We all have been called to testify about the Gospel of God’s grace! Each of us has been commissioned to share our testimony with others. Is God big enough to place each of us in a unique position in time and space to witness to specific people? Absolutely! The real question is: Are we willing to receive hardship for the sake of being in the right place at the right time to share His grace with someone?

2 Timothy 2:3-4 Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. [4] No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs—he wants to please his commanding officer.

Christianity is about Christ. Let’s make our lives about Him. Today, let’s learn all we can from His Word and from watching people. When He gives the word, go and share your story, stand up for the truth, intervene for those who are being victimized, and let your light shine for Christ. In doing so, we will finish strong and complete the task He has given us.

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