Proverbs 20 9-20-18

The more we walk with the Savior and read His Word, the easier it is to choose His ways. We gain His perspective!

[3] It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.

This verse is a typical proverb. It has a positive action and a negative action. I learned from a friend yesterday to “look at the root, not the fruit.” The reason we are not like God is because we are still living in our old sin nature. If we want to be like Jesus, we are going to have to work at it–or die, which makes us immediately transformed into His image. In the meantime, we must put some effort into it. It’s our decision every day.

2 Peter 1:8-9 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. [9] But if anyone does not have them, he is nearsighted and blind, and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins.

Paul tells us:

Ephesians 4:22-24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; [23] to be made new in the attitude of your minds; [24] and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

If we walk with the Savior routinely, we will find that He brings up areas on which to work, insights to apply, and attitudes to have/lose. We will find out who we really are:

Proverbs 20:27 The lamp of the LORD searches the spirit of a man; it searches out his inmost being.

In our quest to become godly, let’s meditate on His Word today and listen to how the Spirit wants us to apply what we know. Let’s not worry about what we don’t know; He will guide us into all truth in His time and according to His plan.

John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes [which He has!], 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 [our next step].

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