Daily Scripture Reading: Proverbs 4:23 KJV
Proverbs 4:23 KJV
(23) Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Today’s Devotional Is SELF-WATCH!
SAID PETER to Our Lord, “Spare Thyself the death of which Thou speakst–this bitter suffering will never be Thine!”
These words are spoken continually, and many voices beg us to spare ourselves–the voices our friends love us; worldly wisdom and prudence; and our own misguided hearts.
Don’t forget to be a good judge of yourself. Do not allow yourself to do something that you would condemn in others. You should never assume that you can do wrongs, but you would not tolerate it in your neighbor.
Confession is a must. Confession is a test of nobility. Many are willing to admit to God. It is difficult to determine if the sorrow for sin is real and deep enough that it does not prompt the offender, as he asks God for forgiveness. Christ’s words are clearer than his: When we remember that someone has wronged us, we are to give our gift to God, but first we must seek reconciliation with him.
The ultimate test of goodness isn’t in the greatest but in the smallest incidents of our character or practice. Not what we are while standing under the scrutiny of the public, but what we look like when we reach the flames of our homes. If character is damaged by inconsistency, unfaithfulness and other sins, it is impossible to do our best at the highest moment.
Without putting in your effort, you can’t really help others. You must be willing to pay for the work you do. If you don’t want to give up precious stones, gold, silver, or other valuables, the new Jerusalem cannot be built.
PRAYER for Today
May love, my Father most loving, fill and rule mine heart. Then, there will be between Thee, me, a likeness in character and union of will. I will then have the freedom to choose to accept or reject what Thou doest. AMEN.