Bible Study & Devotional (Day 10)
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-6 (NIV)
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
🔴 The Experience of God
Contributing Writer: Temi Michael-O
Proverbs 3:1-6 reveals God’s promises and responsibilities for believers. God is good, and he loves us. However, only our response to his love- keeping his commandments (John 14:15) guarantees access to the promises.
If You Love God
To experience peace, prosperity and prolong our days, we must keep God’s commands in our heart. Let’s apply this truth to something practical like our health: If we forget God’s word concerning gluttony (Proverbs 23:19-21) we will overeat or excessively consume foods and the lack of peace in our bodies is one of the consequences.
Used In His Blessings
Another truth is that God cannot direct our path if we do not trust him by being intentional about getting him involved in our daily decision-making process. Also, we will experience unusual favor and our names will be remembered for good (Proverbs 10:7)when we are faithful to God and our actions are guided by the love of God.
Approach God’s Throne
The good news is that we can look to God to help us keep his commandments or instructions and God’s commandments are not burdensome (1 John 5:30). We do not have to lean on our natural strengths. Today or even this moment, you can go boldly to the throne of grace to ask God for grace or empowerment to keep God’s command in your heart and do God’s will (Hebrews 4:16).
Connect with Temi at www.christianmommas.com
Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife, #boymom, and U.S. Army veteran. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed and founder of Christian Mommas. As an advocate for spiritual and emotional wellness, Temi provides spiritual and emotional support to families of children ages zero to five. She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Certified New Parent Educator and trained Postpartum Doula. She enjoys traveling, blogging, and spending time with her family.
This devotional was submitted by Temi Michael-O, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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