Every Lap Counts

Whether it is a 500 lap enduro or a 7 lap heat race every lap counts. Do you think most drivers, teams and fans would agree? I think that they do. You have to be learning with every lap and you have to be focused every lap. It may seem like they are just logging laps in a long race but those early laps of just staying out of trouble, saving your equipment, might be just what is needed at the end of the race for the win. That is why we pay attention. It is fun to see how each lap affects the next. In the same way we are to pay attention to Proverbs. Let’s dig in again.

Proverbs 8:8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. God gives us a great set of promises here. 1) all the words and verse in the Bible are important. 2) All of God’s words are just. They are specific. They are trustworthy. They are truth filled. 3) The world is full of those that are crooked or perverse but God is never like that. Stop and really think about that. Now, why will I, why will you, not completely trust every word of God and obey?

Proverbs 8:9 They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge. Are you discerning? Upright? How would God answer that? There is a good test of faith here. Side note, it is really important and good that we test our faith. There are many great studies on it. Have you found knowledge from God and what have you done with it? How about this week?

Proverbs 8:10 Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold,Another faith test. For this to do us any good we have to be honest with our answers. What is more important to you: God or self? God or your wife, kids? God or money? God or our job? God or things? God or sports? God or racing? And so on. Are God’s instruction and knowledge more valuable than riches?

Proverbs 8:11 for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.Read those last few words again – NOTHING! Can you honestly say there is nothing more important than the LORD? We can so easily fill our lives with things other than God. Would you stop right now and ask the LORD to show you anything that is in His place in your life?

Proverbs 8:12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and I find knowledge and discretion.Look at the blessing you get when you have wisdom. We are getting echoes of the blessings God gives to those who find the LORD and His wisdom.

Have a great day racin’ in the SONshine,

Todd

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