Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Proverbs 12: 10-11

Verse 10-- As we go along this journey of trying to become like Christ, we find that being righteous is part of every aspect of our lives...even to the detail of how we treat our animals. Now, I am not saying that we should become a group of crazy animal rights activists, but we do need to make sure that we are taking care of God's creation that He has given us.

Verse 11--I think this verse is all about focus. We have to keep our focus on the path God has laid before us. We cannot expect others to walk our path, and wondering away to pursue some other path is just plain stupid. (My translations says"lacks sense" but that pretty much translates 'stupid' to me) And, you know what? I have shaken my head at myself and said, "That was so stupid to do!" so many times!!  I need a little reminder to keep my focus where it should be.

This song always reminds me where to keep my focus...

3 comments:

Belinda said...

In the last verse my reference adds the word "heart" for understanding. Oh! That I would have a heart for God.

When I was much younger, I would play one of Amy Grant's albums repeatedly. I would listen while I rested, while I walked for my exercise, while I did my housework. "Thy Word" became one of my all time favorite songs. It still moves my heart to tears at times. I pray I make His Word the Lamp unto my feet and the Light unto my path, every day of my life.

Snoodles said...

Awesome post, Tonya. One of my beloved songs, too. I keep praying that I will be a woman "after God's own heart" and making His Word my lamp is how it can happen.

Hillbilly Tonya said...

It's kind of like that google post all over again, huh? *grin*