Proverbs 20:5-8 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find? The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
We live in a “ME FIRST” world today. What’s in it for ME? That is the question on everyone’s mind.
However, if we can find a way to get our eyes off our self and keep our eyes on our Saviour, we will usually find there is a positive answer, even in the midst of our greatest difficulties. Even if there is no financial, or earthly reward of any type, there will be that reward in heaven if your aim is to serve the Lord.
But, if we look to serve the “ME FIRST” inside us, then the situations in life will always look bleak. You will find yourself saying things like, “oh poor ME,” “look what they’ve done to ME,” “nobody ever likes ME,” and, “what’s in it for ME.”
The Bible tells us we should not be looking for the answer to what’s in it for ME. In fact, it teaches just the opposite. We should be asking; what’s in it for them? Not what can we get, but what can we give? How can we serve? How can we help? What can we do to make the Christian Life better for another? Is it possible that we could help…?
• A child looking for guidance and leadership.
• An adult who has fallen in their faith.
• A lost person who desperately needs someone to lead and guide them to Christ.
Today’s verses ask a question that is still true today. “A FAITHFUL Man… who can find?” Is there someone who will commit their ways to the Lord and follow Him? Not just in the good and fun times, but all the time. Could that person be you?
It is not about our goodness, our talents, our needs, or really even our wants. It’s about serving Jesus Christ. No matter what your trial is, it’s not as bad as dying on a cross. That is what He did for you. What are you facing that can be that bad? What are you doing for Him?
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Jeremiah 22-25 / Proverbs 20:5-8
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 58-64 / Rom. 8
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