Learning V

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 06/16/2022 8:00am

24 The diligent find freedom in their work;

    the lazy are oppressed by work.

25 Worry weighs us down;

    a cheerful word picks us up.

26 A good person survives misfortune,

    but a wicked life invites disaster.

27 A lazy life is an empty life,

    but “early to rise” gets the job done.

28 Good men and women travel right into life;

    sin’s detours take you straight to hell.

-Proverbs 12:24-28 The Message

24 The hand of the diligent will rule,

    while the slothful will be put to forced labor.

25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,

    but a good word makes him glad.

26 One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,

    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.

27 Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,

    but the diligent man will get precious wealth.

28 In the path of righteousness is life,

    and in its pathway, there is no death.

Verse 26 study: The righteous are not exempt from dangers from evil companions.

Verse 27 study: It is pointless to hunt if you are too lazy to cook the game. The active use their possessions and resources, while the lazy waste them. Waste has shown the way of life of those who live on ample land and is poor stewardship. Make use of what God gives you and prize it.

Verse 28 study: Many people believe death is a darkened door at the end of life. A passageway to an unknown and feared destiny. God’s people see death as a bright passageway for a better life. Why do we fear death? It’s a pain we expect, separation from loved ones. God can help us deal with those fears. He shows that death is not final. It’s another step in the eternal life we receive when we follow him.

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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