The Message (MSG)
Wise Sayings of Solomon
A Manual for Living
1 1-6 These are the wise sayings of Solomon,
David’s son, Israel’s king—
Written down so we’ll know how to live well and right,
to understand what life means and where it’s going;
A manual for living,
for learning what’s right and just and fair;
To teach the inexperienced the ropes
and give our young people a grasp on reality.
There’s something here also for seasoned men and women,
still a thing or two for the experienced to learn—
Fresh wisdom to probe and penetrate,
the rhymes and reasons of wise men and women.
Start with God
7 Start with God—the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
Good morning, Beautiful Family:
I hope everyone had some point in their weekend to rejuvenate and relax. As Christians, part of our rejuvenation comes from our intimate time with God.
It’s wonderful if we attend church on Saturday/Sunday, but what about the other six days in the week? How do you spend intimate time with God? The reason I ask is because we face challenges, hurdles and tests every day. The good news is that whenever we spend daily time with God, we are given the tools we need to face the challenges of the day.
I have been running a lot lately and my personal time with God has been scattered. This morning, I just stopped and asked God for forgiveness. Even though I am busy doing the work of the ministry, God has called me to, it is still important that I spend my own personal quiet time as well. So this morning, before I began my devotional, I just loved on God and spent time listening.
I must always remember that this sacred journey is not about us, but it’s about Jesus living and working through us. Listen carefully to today’s worship video.