A Daily Purpose

A Daily Purpose

Bible Study & Devotional 344

Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 29:19-20 (KJV) Servants cannot be corrected by mere words; though they understand, they will not respond. Do you see someone who speaks in haste? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

Practice Self-Control

by contributing writer Temi Michael-O

While reading Proverbs 29:19, I wondered how many slave masters used this scripture to justify treating their slaves harshly. Then I checked Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary on the scriptures. It says, “Here is an unprofitable, slothful, wicked servant; one that serves not from conscience, or love, but from fear.” 

While we are servants of God, God does not want us to have the mindset of an enslaved person. God calls us servants, children, friends, priests, etc., so we can respond to his corrections based on our relationship with Him. It is easier to respond or submit to someone when we know they love us or have our best interests in mind. 

God’s Word is available for correction here on earth (2 Timothy 3:16).

As we submit to God’s correction, we save ourselves from the heartaches and pain caused by the rejection of discipline (Proverbs 15:32)

Proverbs 29:20 calls us to practice mindfulness in our communication. Today, practice hearing more attentively and listen to understand others before you respond. I pray for the grace to practice self-control today.

The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan

Saturday, December 10, 2022

 Amos 1:1-3:15Revelation 2:1-17Psalm 129:1-8Proverbs 29:19-20

 Download or Print the One Year Bible Reading Plan  


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.


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