Deep Truths III

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 07/24/2022 8:00am

11 Young people eventually reveal by their actions

    if their motives are on the up and up.

Drinking from the Chalice of Knowledge

12 Ears that hear and eyes that see—

    we get our basic equipment from God!

13 Don’t be too fond of sleep; you’ll end up in the poorhouse.

    Wake up and get up; there’ll be food on the table.

14 The shopper says, “That’s junk—I’ll take it off your hands,”

    then goes off boasting of the bargain.

15 Drinking from the beautiful chalice of knowledge

    is better than adorning oneself with gold and rare gems.

-Proverbs 20:11-15 The Message

11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts,

    by whether his conduct is pure and upright.

12 The hearing ear and the seeing eye,

    the Lord has made them both.

13 Love not to sleep, lest you come to poverty;

    open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

14 “Bad, bad,” says the buyer,

    but when he goes away, he boasts.

15 There is gold and an abundance of costly stones,

    but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

-Proverbs 20:11-15 ESV

Verse 11 study: The Hebrew word covers a wide range of ages from babyhood to early adulthood.

Verse 12 study: The gaining of knowledge are God’s given and reliable forms of what principles mean.

Verse 14 study: A person that is a bargainer belittles products at purchase but then gloats later over their value. Bargaining is an established social ritual. This verse is supposed to be a humorous comment.

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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