God's Plan

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Today's reading: Proverbs 8:1-36

Wisdom is one of several major themes found throughout Proverbs, and chapter 8 is all about wisdom. In this chapter we, once again, see a laying out of the benefits of possessing godly wisdom: truth and righteousness, and that godly wisdom is better than earthly possessions and great riches. But when we reach verses 22-31, we're given new, foundational information that I found helpful in that it got me thinking a little differently about the value of wisdom and trusting God and His plan.

What do verses 22-31 reveal about God and His plan? What about the value of godly wisdom? Tami

Powerful Pull

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Today's reading: Proverbs 7:1-27

We see yet another warning against sexual immorality in Proverbs 7:1-27. Throughout the chapter we are given a vivid picture of the slippery slope of temptation. Verses 22-22 are telling. "All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast till an arrow pierces its liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life."

As I read through Proverbs 7 I was a little surprised at how the examples and scenarios presented reminded me that sexual temptation is everywhere, and that being the case, we need to be mindful of places we go and hang out and situations we allow ourselves to be part of, and that even the time of day can influence how we respond to temptation.

So what cautions did you see in Proverbs 7? Tami

Today's reading: Psalm 118:17-29

As part of the psalmist's giving thanks, he recalls the "deeds of the Lord." Interestingly, those deeds include his being disciplined--severely. No one enjoys being disciplined. Yet as I look back, I can clearly see how God used discipline to teach and grow me spiritually. So even though the discipline was painful at the time, good came from it. So like the psalmist I can proclaim "You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; you are my God; I will extol you. Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!" (vs. 28-29).

Take a few minutes to recall how God has taught and grown you spiritually. Then follow the lead of the psalmist and tell God thank you for his steadfast love in all situations. Tami

Steadfast Forever

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Today's reading: Psalm 118:1-18

God is good and his steadfast love endures forever! And for that, the psalmist is giving thanks, calling others to do the same, and then telling us what he is thankful for and why.

So think back over the past couple of years or more. When and how have you experienced God's steadfast love? Would you share one of those experiences with us? Tami

Seven Definite No's

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Today's reading: Proverbs 6:12-19

There are certain actions and attitudes that God detests, and seven of them are spelled out for us in Proverbs 6:16-19:

  • Haughty (prideful, arrogant) eyes;
  • A lying mouth;
  • Hands that shed innocent blood;
  • A heart that devises wicked plans;
  • Feet that run quickly to evil;
  • A false witness;
  • A person who instigates discord.

What do these verses reveal about God and what He expects and desires from us as His children? Tami

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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