Thursday, May 23, 2019

Devotional for Thursday, May 23, 2019
“Choose God’s Teachings”
Choose July 2014
by Dona Hake
Today we will look at a scripture from Proverbs 8.   Within this scripture the writer exclaims that we are to choose God’s teachings, His instruction, and His discipline.    He states that the value of these things are more precious than silver, and His knowledge is greater than fine gold.    Think about it…whatever you could ever desire can never be compared to  His precious gifts. These are things that need to mean more to us than anything we enjoy on this earth.

Proverbs 8:10-11
Expanded Bible (EXB)

“Choose [Take] my ·teachings [instructions; discipline] instead of silver,
and knowledge rather than ·the finest [choice] gold.
Wisdom is more precious than ·rubies [or pearls].
Nothing ·you could want is equal to [is more delightful than] it.”

There are many things in this life that could possibly tempt us to lust after.  Let us be discerning and guarding of our hearts and eyes for the devil seeks to devour us in this matter.    May we continue to be grateful for every blessing that we have, and but remember that  it is only the eternal things that have the greatest of  value.  Let us value His Word above anything this world has to offer.  Let us purpose to choose His teachings and receive the discipline that His Word brings to us. 
We can read scriptures and fail to continue to keep a grateful heart that He has brought us out of darkness into the light of His kingdom.  We can hear God’s Word and fail to tend to it and nurture it in our hearts.   May we never grow tired of hearing certain truths over and over again.    God’s Word is fresh, alive, and it is exactly what our spirits need. Remember…it is His Word that is the light that caused our blinded eyes to be open.   For this we need to be ever so thankful and grateful to the Living God!  May we always choose His teachings and wisdom above anything in this world for it’s value is beyond anything on this earth.