Wednesday, December 26
Today's reading: Proverbs 3:5-8
With another new year fast approaching, Proverbs 3 came to mind today. Proverbs 3:5-8, and particularly verses 5-6, are quoted often as guidelines for having a good and healthy relationship with God. The words "in all your ways acknowledge him" in verse 6 speak loudly to me.
Sadly, the social climate in our country is becoming less and less tolerant of anything to do with God or standing up for godly principles. So the instruction to acknowledge God in ALL our ways is likely one that will challenge and stretch those who have placed their faith in Christ as we engage with a society that seems determined to turn away from God.
So here are a couple of questions for us to consider as we navigate today's world:
Am I willing to proclaim, like Paul, that "I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ" (see Romans 1:16; Philippians 1:20)? Am I willing to take a stand and speak up for what God says is right, even if it brings ridicule or unfair treatment? What does acknowledging God "in all your ways" mean and look like for your life? Tami
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