Directions IV

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 06/09/2022 8:00am

16 A woman of gentle grace gets respect,

    but men of rough violence grab for loot.

A God-Shaped Life

17 When you’re kind to others, you help yourself;

    when you’re cruel to others, you hurt yourself.

18 Bad work gets paid with a bad check;

    good work gets solid pay.

19 Take your stand with God’s loyal community and live,

    or chase after phantoms of evil and die.

20 God can’t stand deceivers,

    but oh, how he relishes integrity.

-Proverbs 11:16-20 The Message

16 A gracious woman gets honor,

    and violent men get riches.

17 A man who is kind benefits himself,

    but a cruel man hurts himself.

18 The wicked earns deceptive wages,

    but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.

19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live,

    but he who pursues evil will die.

20 Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord,

    but those of blameless ways are his delight.

Verse 19 study: Righteous people attain the life they live fully every day, and people usually live longer when they live right, have a proper diet, exercise and rest. They don’t fear death because eternal life is God’s gift to them. Evil people find eternal death; they miss out on real-life on earth.

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.

John 11:25 ESV

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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