Thursday, April 26, 2012

Proverbs 20:15-18 Deception pt 4

Ok, now that we've discussed deception, and the many types of deception that are out there, what can we do about it?

Continuing in Proverbs, our passage today is:

5 There is gold and abundance of costly stones,
     but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16  Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger,
    and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for foreigners.[d]
17  Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,
    but afterward his mouth will be full of gravel.
18  Plans are established by counsel;
    by wise guidance wage war.

OK, so what does that have to do with deception??!! Well, lets look a bit closer. While verse 17 mentions deceit, I want to focus on verse 18. And the best way to do that is to give you a direct quote from Matthew Henry's commentary on verse 18...
"The word and Spirit of God are the best counsellors in every point." 

No matter what be buy or do, no matter who we listen to, no matter what we read, we should be informed. And the very best way to do that is to seek God and His Word.

I think this passage is a must write down and memorize today (I'll let you look it up on your own)--

Matthew 6 :33

Tomorrow we will wrap up our study of deception.


Belinda said...

That's one of my favorite verses. And one we need to remember every day of our lives.

Time and again I forget to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance, but when I do, it's easier in the long run. :)

Snoodles said...

It's ironic...think about how many times a day we "seek" things -- like searching on the internet? But how many times a day do we seek in His word, or with our prayers? Oh boy did I just step on my own toes!