Bible Study & Devotional Day 168
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scriptures: Proverbs 17:12 It is safer to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than to confront a fool caught in foolishness.
🔴Hide the Lie
I didn’t understand this proverb until I began ministry. The lengths that people will go to protect themselves are astounding. But before I started pointing fingers and blaming others, I asked God to reveal my foolishness.
It’s so much easier to point out misbehavior and sin, especially when we must confront someone.
However, by being transparent, we can grow and cover others with love. Wickedness perverts the Gospel and creates confusion within organizations.
As you read today, think about those under your umbrella. If they don’t recognize their destructive behavior, ask if they feel you’re doing wrong. Ultimately, meeting in the middle assists with the transformation. But if it does not, be mindful of how many lives the ‘fool’ will disrupt. Is disorder the goal of your group?
Prayer: Lord, I give you praise. Thank you for the courage and wisdom to admit my failure. Please help me to remain humble and not create chaos or confusion if my behavior is reckless. You have given me a great responsibility; I want to guide with Your divine wisdom. Encourage Your children to be obedient and follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior. Amen
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
1 Kings 18:1-46, Acts 11:1-30, Psalm 135:1-21, Proverbs 17:12-13
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