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What to Ask

Friday, October 30, 2015

What to Ask
A Scripture Reading — Proverbs 30:1-9
“Two things I ask of you, Lord . . . : Keep falsehood and
lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only
my daily bread.”
— Proverbs 30:7-8
Describing Proverbs 30:7-8
as her favorite proverb, a thoughtful niece wrote: “It has helped to
keep me grounded as I have moved through my career: ‘Am I honest at
work, or am I starting to stretch the truth? Do I need the Lord, or do I
disown him with my thoughts and actions?’” It’s really all about a life
of integrity! Lies and dishonesty remain a temptation in a world
focused on success. She also added wisely, “When looking for a
spouse, this proverb was a guide: ‘Does this man have God in his life?
Is he honest?’” It’s important to ask such questions when we look for a
marriage partner. Marriage calls for mutual dependence on God.What’s
more, having too much or too little endangers our ability and desire to
live God-honoring lives with integrity. Affluence may occasion pride
and self-reliance, while poverty can lead to stealing out of
desperation. Having taught us to pray for our “daily bread,” Jesus
warned about the allure of riches while showing compassion for the poor (Matthew 6:11; 19:21-23).My
niece concluded, “[This proverb] reminds me to ask, ‘Do I still need
the Lord? Do I know who he is, or am I too busy to care?’ Lastly, it
reminds me to be thankful. He has supplied my daily bread.”Do you share these thoughts? Prayer Father,
we have so much to learn from each other as we desire to honor your
name. Help us to be like Jesus, we pray. In his name, Amen.
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  • ICECUB
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  • LOULOUWLG403
    I don't share the same thoughts as the niece does. She doesn't think she needs God\ anymore. I think she is wrong. She asks does she know who the Lord is?
    And does she even care? If she doesn't care, She definitely will not go to Heaven
    unless someone helps her first. Have a Super & Blessed Saturday!
    2060 days ago
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