Reactions, Stop, Think

Proverbs 19:24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Have you been busted in tech? The question is what are you going to do? How are you going to react? This is going to speak volumes to the tech guys, other competitors and fans. How about when there is a bad call. I know that happens but the reaction, our reaction is what counts and might be why God puts us in that situation. How about when the other guy just wrecks you? Stop and really think about that.
Stopping and thinking is key in those three situations because if you are like me, the first thing out of my mouth is not going to be pleasing to the LORD sorry to say.

Proverbs 19:25-26 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge. He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach.
Speaking to all children, notice no age is given so that means all of us. Do right by your parents. I know that not all have Christ-following parents but still we need to love them and find a way to obey them while obeying the Lord. We need to honor them while not sinning. We need to feed them truth yet in gentleness and respect and not pushing them down and away but up and near. They should know we truly love and care for them because of what Jesus has done for us and in us.

Proverbs 19:27 Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
My heart is heavy when I pause at this verse and think of the families I have seen destroyed because of selfishness and refusing to listen to instruction from the Lord or those who stray from the truth. It is so important that in our homes we are teaching the Word of God and it is echoed in the church. Side bar, think about when you send your child off to school or work. A) Are they prepared? B) Are you talking about what is taught on a deep level not just, “how was your day?” “Good”, next… We have to stop and talk about what is going on. If they are in public school they are under an agenda that includes evolution taught as fact; the LBGT lifestyle is normal and right; purity does not matter and rebellion is ordinary and accepted along with lying, greed, chasing power, being a bully. There is much more to think about together.

Proverbs 19:28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
Listen carefully to the words of this verse. In a country crying for justice there certainly is a lack of those seeking the LORD and His truth. Read this slowly – We are making a mockery of truth and justice. There is way too much desire for sin and unfortunately I am speaking of in the church and out of it. Take a stand for the truth and God’s Word. We must not go silent even if soon it will probably land us in jail or at the least fines, just look to the east and the north and we see this being lived out.

Proverbs 19:29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.
First remember that man put the chapters, verse, breaks in the Bible. This verse really flows into the next. There is punishment ahead for those unwilling to bow before Jesus. This is true. Don’t be in that category of people. If you have never bowed your heart and life to Jesus as LORD do it right now. Don’t add Jesus to your life, surrender to Him.

Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
See why I wanted to include this with the verse of chapter 19? We have all seen the person just wondering around in life and you wish they would embrace the truth of their addiction and lack of direction. Jesus is the only answer. Take it from someone that personally knows.

Have a great day racin’ in the SONshine,

Todd

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