Proverbs 12:9-12 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread. A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding. The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.
Before I was saved, I hung around a crowd who lacked real understanding in life. Life was devoted to the pursuit of what we thought was fun. We wanted nothing more than to always have fun, and party. It never seemed to matter if we were evicted from our homes, lost our cars, were put in the credit bureau for unpaid bills, or owed lots of people money. No matter who was hurt in the process, as long as we were having what we thought was fun, we thought we were happy.
However, when I received Christ as my Saviour, things changed. Now I was not only concerned about others, but also about my testimony of who Christ was in me. I desired to be a good example to those around me. I found that I was not really having fun before, but rather, my lack of self-control was really masking my frustrations with life with the sins of the world.
Satan had been giving me a false sense of joy. Alcohol and drugs had numbed me to reality. When the party was over, and everyone was gone, I always felt so alone and empty.
Our text today said; “He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.” Now as I live to be a good testimony of Christ in me, God also has brought so much joy and satisfaction to life. Real Joy, Real Life.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Some will treat Bible Study the same way. Not willing to dig into the Word, they can’t understand why they get little joy from its pages, while others around them find such happiness in the study of the Word. Do you remember your childhood, and the sandbox? Digging was half the fun of being in the sandbox. Get into God’s Word, begin to dig, and you will find the treasures buried there. It’s a little work, for a lifetime of joy. LET’S DIG!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Chronicles 18 – 22 / Proverbs 12:9-12
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Kings 1-2 / John 4:1-39
Living In His Word Ministries
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