Deep Truths II

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 07/23/2022 8:00am

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.

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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