How Long Simple Ones

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Daily Reading: Genesis 8:1-10:32, Matthew 4:12-25, Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-23

Daily Verse: “How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?” Proverbs 1:22

Solomon addresses three types of people in today’s verse: naïve, defiant, and insensitive fools.  God forgive me; I’ve played all three roles at different times.  Within our human nature lies sinful ways, and they appear differently.

Following Jesus causes growth.  But we must pursue Him passionately to experience the rewards Christ offers.  Jesus pulls us from our simple ways and helps us mature, becoming more like Him daily.

Like a potter with clay, each turn of the wheel makes us smoother and more polished, not truly reaching perfection until God calls us back home, but always held lovingly in His hands.

Give up your foolish ways, let go of the rebellion within and pursue Jesus wholeheartedly.  Experience the wonder of life with Christ as you submit to Him.  Releasing pride and embracing humility lead to a life lived fully.

Lord, forgive our prideful ways, which cause us not to grow.  Help us release our inner rebellions and submit our lives to You.  Let us overcome our inability to forgive ourselves and move forward in grace with You.  IJNIP Amen

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