Saturday, July 23, 2022
6 Lots of people claim to be loyal and loving,
but where on earth can you find one?
7 God-loyal people, living honest lives,
make it much easier for their children.
8-9 Leaders who know their business and care
keep a sharp eye out for the shoddy and cheap,
For who among us can be trusted
to be constantly diligent and honest?
10 Switching price tags and padding the expense account
are two things God hates.
-Proverbs 20:6-10 The Message
6 Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?
7 The righteous who walks in his integrity—
blessed are his children after him!
8 A king who sits on the throne of judgment
winnows all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, “I have made my heart pure;
I am clean from my sin”?
10 Unequal weights and unequal measures
are both similar to an abomination to the Lord.
-Proverbs 20:6-10 ESV
Verse 6 study: Not everybody who profess mercy shows it in their relationships with others.
Verse 8 study: The wise king can discriminate between wheat and the chaff, between good and evil.
Verse 9 study: No one is without sin. When we confess our sins and repent, those sins come creeping back into our lives. This calls for ongoing cleansing, day by day. Thank God that he gives mercy and forgiveness by his mercy when we ask for it. Make confession and repentance a daily part of your life and talk with God. Rely on him moment by moment for the cleansing you need.