A Drink of Cold Water

The Proverbs are chocked full of very sound counsel. God knows that many times we lack wisdom and direction. We are so often not prepared for the circumstances we face in life. From rearing children, to dealing with grief, to loving an enemy, or having a happy marriage, the questions that arise are endless. But God has so graciously given us the most sound advice we can ever receive when we go to His Word. When we read it, when we take it to heart, He changes us from the inside out.

“Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow is one who gives false testimony against a neighbor. Like a broken tooth or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in a time of trouble. Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on a wound, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. Like a north wind that brings unexpected rain is a sly tongue—which provokes a horrified look. Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. Like cold water to a weary soul is good news from a distant land. Like a muddied spring or a polluted well are the righteous who give way to the wicked. It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep. Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.” Proverbs 25:18-28

God’s Word is filled with answers, and, in addition to that, when the Lord dwells with us, He is the Answer.

Lord, fill me up with Your Word. Let that be where my answers come from. And then, help me to listen to Your still small voice as I go through my days and always follow Your wise leading.

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