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Powered by 4 - June 20, 2010

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Sunday, June 20

Proactive Seeking

today's reading.
Proverbs 15:19-33    The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway...
Proverbs 15:19-33 

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What happens to the foolish, the proud and the wicked? What are some things that help you live as a person pleasing to God?

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Proverbs 15:19-33 reminds me of reading classroom lecture notes on wise and godly living--complete with dos and don'ts, advantages and disadvantages. It's loaded with good advice and information. The advice that grabbed my attention today was on counsel in verse 22. "Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed." That really got me thinking about where I go to get counsel and why. My number one place for counsel is God and His Word but as we can see, it's also wise for us to get counsel from other God-following people. For me that list would start with my husband. Other God-following people would be my pastor, a small group or Sunday school leader, Christian family members and friends.

We make plans every day and if we're not careful, our default position of relying on our own understanding will kick right in. So what can we do to make sure that we're actively seeking God's wisdom and counsel as we make our plans and live out our lives? Tami W.

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