Proverbs 1 11-1-18

Being right is seeing the right thing to do–and then doing it. It’s a matter of dying to self and living for Christ. Just DO IT!

Proverbs 1:3 for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair;

Another key word in this verse is discipline. We must establish rules that we hold ourselves to follow in order to get the job done. Prioritizing is key to discipline: What is most important? What needs to be done first? Answer these two questions and we have our list; everything else is to be set aside until that list is completed.

Many people think of adolescence as a specific age range, usually 13-19. Dawson McAllister says that adolescence is the flip-flopping between childhood and adulthood and has NO age demarcation ( I know several adolescents my age…).

Romans 12:9-21 shares a list of ways to be mature in Christ. This list can only be completed by walking with the Spirit and living according to His Power and His leadership. The first one on the list sets up the entire list:

Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

Our love for Christ must be sincere. Doing the right thing at the right time with the right heart attitude is paramount to becoming mature in Christ. Let’s cling to what is good and let go of everything else. Consider it evil and set it aside. Let’s be right-eous children of the King today.

2 Corinthians 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

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