Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Proverbs 11:20-21

"An abomination to the Lord"...that is what my translation says a person with a perverse (or crooked; evil) heart is. (vs 20).  It goes on to say that the blameless are His delight. Will I ever be blameless? Will I ever delight God? As long as we are sincere, as long as we are trying...we are a delight to God. Isn't that a wonderful thought to begin your day and encourage you to try hard to walk the right path?

Verse 21 continues this thought. Do you want your children, and their children to be blessed? Of course you do! I don't know of a woman who doesn't want that for her children. Of course, they will have troubles of their own...but in due time, they will be blessed as God promises.

Yes, today's verses were certainly an encouragement to me to do what is right all day long. At the end of the day I will search my heart. Did I delight God today? Will my actions of today be a blessing to my children?


Belinda said...

I like this question of am I a delight to the Lord? And I like your answer. I agree...
Every kind or encouraging word
Every selfless act
Every generosity
Every note written to uplift
Every witnessing act or word

These are all delights to the Lord. They are also delights to those around us. It's an encouragement to us to continue doing good, when we know how happy it makes our Lord.

"...Faith without works is dead." James 2:26 I think we often forget, or at least I do, that works are actions, responses, and trying to be a good witness every day in our lives. Not just big important sounding things like leading a worship service, or going on a mission trip. (I'm not saying those aren't important though.)

Cyndi said...

Just what I needed today. Thanks for the devotion and comments.. ..... God bless you (and I know He is happy)

Snoodles said...

What an uplifting post and verses! I love the idea of sincerity, of honest effort, of small gestures or acts of kindness...of all those being a delight to God. That is indeed an awe-inspiring thought!