How to Conduct Your Life II

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 08/09/2022 8:00am


6-8 Don’t accept a meal from a tightwad;

    don’t expect anything special.

He’ll be as stingy with you as he is with himself;

    he’ll say, “Eat! Drink!” but won’t mean a word of it.

His miserly serving will turn your stomach

    when you realize the meal’s a sham.


9 Don’t bother talking sense to fools;

    they’ll only poke fun at your words.


10-11 Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines

    or cheat orphans out of their property,

For they have a powerful Advocate

    who will go to bat for them?

-Proverbs 23:6-10

6 Do not eat the bread of a stingy man;

    do not desire his delicacies,

7 for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.

    “Eat and drink!” he says to you,

    but his heart is not with you.

8 You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,

    and waste your pleasant words.

9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,

    for he will despise the good sense of your words.

10 Do not move an ancient landmark

    or enter the fields of the fatherless.

-Proverbs 23:6-10 ESV

Verses 6-8 study: In bold terms, the writer warns us not to envy the lifestyles of those who have become wealthy by being stingy and miserly and not to gain favor by fawning over them. Their friendship is useless; they’ll use you for their own gain.

Verse 6 study: This verse’s meaning is uncertain. But by reading context clues, personal hospitality is insincere with hidden motives.

Verse 8 study: Vomit is the metaphor for a bad relationship and the feeling of disgust at the hosts’ insincerity.

Verse 9 study: This verse is a constant reminder of the proverb in 9:7, “A righteous man knows the rights of the poor; a wicked man does not understand such knowledge.” A fool is unteachable.

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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