How to Conduct Your Life IV

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 08/11/2022 8:00am


17-18 Don’t for a minute envy careless rebels;

    soak yourself in the Fear-of-God—

That’s where your future lies.

    Then you won’t be left with an armload of nothing.


19-21 Oh listen, dear child—become wise;

    point your life in the right direction.

Don’t drink too much wine and get drunk;

    don’t overeat food and get fat.

Drunks and gluttons will end up on skid row,

    in a stupor and dressed in rags.

-Proverbs 23:17-21 The Message

17 Let not your heart envy sinners

    but continue in fear of the Lord all the day.

18 Surely, there is a future,

    and your hope will not be cut off.

19 Hear, my son, be wise,

    and direct your heart in the way.

20 Be not among drunkards

    or among gluttonous eaters of meat,

21 for the drunkard and the glutton will come to poverty,

    and slumber will clothe them with rags.

-Proverbs 23:17-21 ESV

Verses 17-18 study: It’s easy to envy those who get ahead unhampered by Christian responsibility or God’s law. When they do get ahead, it’s a time when they ignore what God wants. God promises hope and a fantastic future for those who follow him, even if we don’t realize it in this life.

Verse 18 study: “Future” may refer to hope for life and vindication or after death. It really refers to a long and whole life.

Verses 19-21 studies: Foolish life that overtake one is an example of poor company, drunkenness, and gluttony.

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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