Such Are the Ways

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Daily Reading: Genesis 5:1-7:24, Matthew 3:7-4:11, Psalm 3:1-8, Proverbs 1:10-19

Daily Verse: “Such are the ways of everyone who is greedy for unjust gain; it takes away the life of its possessors.” Proverbs 1:19

In the scriptures before today’s verse, Solomon talks about people laying traps for others but getting caught in their schemes.  In other words, people looking for trouble will find it, just not how they planned.

We think of our worst enemies as other people, but often we create the problems in our lives; no one else does.  Someone else can’t get you into debt. People don’t regulate the food you put in your mouth, nor the words that come from it.  And when someone decides to have an affair, that’s their mistake, no one else’s.

Often, we lay traps for others because they’ve hurt us.  But those plans will never succeed and only cause you more pain.  Place your faith in Jesus, seek His guidance and direction, and trust His judgment.

Become wiser by following Jesus.  Which means He makes the plans, not you.  God’s ways genuinely have your best interest at heart, even if you don’t understand.

Lord, forgive us for our scheming ways.  Open our eyes to Your will; help us submit to it.  Keep our hearts soft towards others, no matter the hurt.  Help us love as You love us.  IJNIP. Amen

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