Observant More Than We Think II

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 06/29/2022 8:00am

6 The lives of God-loyal people flourish;

    a misspent life is soon bankrupt.

7 Perceptive words spread knowledge;

    fools are hollow—there’s nothing to them.

8 God can’t stand pious poses,

    but he delights in genuine prayers.

9 A life frittered away disgusts God;

    he loves those who run straight for the finish line.

10 It’s a school of hard knocks for those who leave God’s path,

    a dead-end street for those who hate God’s rules.

-Proverbs 15:6-10 The Message

6 In the house of the righteous, there is much treasure,

    but trouble befalls the income of the wicked.

7 The lips of the wise spread knowledge;

    not so the hearts of fools.

8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,

    but the prayer of the upright is acceptable to him.

9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,

    but he loves him who pursues righteousness.

10 There is severe discipline for him who forsakes the way;

    whoever hates reproof will die.

Verse 8 study: the sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord; a gift to God is unacceptable if it comes from evil, an evil heart. A prayer can be a request to God that brings Him pleasure if it is from a righteous heart.

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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