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Bible Reading: Proverbs 21.6-9

Proverbs 21:6-9
The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongue is a fleeting vapor, the pursuit of death.  The violence of the wicked will drag them away, because they refuse to act with justice.  The way of a guilty man is crooked, but as for the pure his conduct is upright.  It is better to live in a corner of a roof than a house shared with a contentious woman.

Sometimes wisdom can be boiled down to just simply doing what is right: tell the truth instead of lying; love others instead of hurting others; choose to do what is right instead of what is wrong; and for those looking to get married, choose rightly who you marry instead of rushing into things.

When we are pursuing the heart of God and following Jesus these things are the fruit of our life.  I remember as a young single guy in my 20’s choosing not to date for a couple of years and focusing on my relationship with Christ alone.  I poured myself into ministry and made myself available to all that God wanted.  During this time I remember people trying to set me up and then girls who wanted to go on dates.  I just never felt the Lord leading me toward any of those opportunities.  Then after a focused season of prayer and time in the Word I remember meeting my soon-to-be wife.  She was seeking the Lord and God brought the two of us together.  I believe the Lord protected me from having to be that guy who saw living “in a corner of a roof better than a house shared with a contentious wife”.  I am thankful for a wife who seeks the Lord and is not contentious.

When we seek the Lord we are led in the way of wisdom which leads to simply doing what is right and experiencing the fruit of wisdom.     

Memory Verse: Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts.  Proverbs 21.2