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New Life Daily Devotion - April 11

  • 2022 Apr 11

Do Your Homework

Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. - Proverbs 20:11


When is the last time you made a bad decision because you didn’t do your homework?


Over a three year period, thousands of criminals escaped from a Los Angeles County Sheriffs Work-Release program. A large num¬ber of these men were hardened criminals, incarcerated for violent crimes. It was reported that most of the men in the program had been asked if they would prefer work-release to doing prison time, and that their criminal record had no bearing on the offer.


God expects us to be wise in our association with others. He doesn’t want us to fall prey to smooth talkers. If a person says one thing but his life speaks differently, beware! You can be sure that what you see is what you will get. 


I challenge you today to seek wisdom from God in all that you do. Before putting your trust in another, look at his actions. Ask the Lord to give you the discernment necessary to avoid making the wrong decisions when it comes to relationships with others, both in your business life and your personal life.


“Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to God’s love, and the future to God’s providence.” - St. Augustine ( 354-430)


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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.

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