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Daily Reading: Ezekiel 45:13-46:24, 1 Peter 1:13-2:10, Psalm 119:33-48, Proverbs 28:11

Daily Verse: “A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.” Prov. 28:11


Money doesn’t make a person wise, but some think it does. Just because someone has a huge bank account doesn’t mean they have wisdom. Putting on an act, others can see through the pretention.

Small things give away the truth. Chatting with our waitress one night, she told us how she mispronounced a nearby town, but no one corrected her. “They knew you weren’t local. Isn’t it funny the things that give us away? And I would have corrected you.”  Smiling, she agreed and thanked me.

Just like the waitress’s mispronunciation of “Gloucester” gave her away, so did the rich person’s actions. Unwittingly, they show their foolishness in some tiny way that others spot immediately.

Eliminate self-deceit by becoming more self-aware. Ask those you trust for feedback on blind spots in your life. Others can see what we can’t, and listening to their words helps us become more honest.

Poor men can spot a poser full of self-deceit.

Lord, help us see the areas of self-deceit in our lives. Reveal the truth to us so we can serve You better. Let us walk in integrity as we follow You one day at a time. IJNIP. Amen

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