Bible Study & Devotional 344
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 29:20, “Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.”
James 1:19 My beloved brothers, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger,
Proverbs 19:2 NLT, “Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.”
🔴 Slow Down
written by: Torrie Slaughter
At the beginning of 2019, I recorded a video listing the five things I do every morning. It is a routine—my norm. I need the peace that God gives, and it is why I pray, meditate, and study His Truth before interacting with the world.
Why is that important?
Because we deviate from God’s plan for us, we must continually go back to His Word for direction. We also need to chart our course. Retracing our footsteps makes it easier to understand our behavior, relate to others, and accurately move forward.
It’s easy to get excited about a new day, opportunity, gift, or experience, which is why it is beneficial to seek God first. Our emotions are a gauge, not a guide, for our next steps. By surrendering to God and giving Him the authority to reign in our hearts, God will align our decisions to follow His plan.
Prayer: Lord, please teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Let us make the most of our time, and may our speech always be seasoned with grace so that we remember your mercy towards us. Thank you for your grace and understanding. Amen.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
Friday, December 10, 2021
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.