“A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof. Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry. Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die. Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.” Proverbs 19:13-17
One of the things we have seen in the book of Proverbs is the zigzag road it takes us on. We see the positive. We see the negative. We see what to do right and in the next breath, we see what not to do.
But isn’t that the way our lives are? We live in the world of right and wrong. What do we choose?
God’s Word lays out for us the benefits of following Him. So why don’t we choose to do what is right?
We have a sin nature and our natural bent is to go the wrong way. We need to pray. We need to study. We need to obey. We need to commit to follow Him.
The result? We will receive a reward from Him. Will it be worth it?
Our prayer for today is to follow You. Help us to read and obey.