Day Forty Nine – The Heart of Man, Inheritance, and Sacrifice

There is much we can learn from reading the proverbs of the Bible.  I am not commenting about the verses I post today except to show them to you for your perusal, and pray you will go to the book itself, and read them.  There is much wisdom to gain by reading and applying them.

Our reading today is Proverbs 10 – 22.  I post some of the verses I marked as I read.

From chapter 16 –

“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.”  Proverbs 16:9

Chapter 19 –

 “There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.” 19:21

Chapter 20 –

“An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.”  20:21

“Man’s goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?” 20:24

From 21 –

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever He will.” 21:1

“To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.” 21:3

“The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.” 21:5

From chapter 22 –

“The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.”  22:2

“The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and He overthroweth the words of the transgressor.” 22:12

“The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.” 22:13

The prophet Jeremiah, inspired by the Spirit of God, said, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9

Because the heart of every man and woman is wicked we need salvation. Without someone stepping between us and God we are a condemned race. We are set on the path of destruction, death, and eternal hell.

Jesus Christ the Son of God, God the Son; the God-Man stepped between God and men, as our Redeemer for sin. He died on the cross, became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21), taking the curse of sin for us, dying, He was buried, and He bodily arose from death. He forever lives and is currently seated at His Father’s right hand.

Will you call on His name and be delivered from destruction, death, and Hell? Do so today.

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