Good morning, Dear Friends and Prayer Partners! This is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Another hazy morning, but warm and probably sunshine before long. The wind is blowing, so at least, there is air stirring. The A/C just keeps pumping out the cool air, and that is fine with me!
I did a little shopping yesterday, and was glad for the exercise. Then I went to the park and saw a few more people than I expected, but it was later in the day. Babies in strollers with Mom getting exercise pushing, and more people walking dogs. I had to wait for a flock of ibis to cross the street, and, of course, the squirrels were busy racing back and forth. God is good!
From the Promise Bible NLT:
What are the benefits of wisdom?
Proverbs 9:10 Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.
Psalm 111:10 Reverence for the Lord is the foundation of true wisdom. The rewards of wisdom come to all who obey him. Praise his name forever!
Wisdom is not simply knowing facts and figures; it is understanding that an all powerful, all-knowing God has designed a moral universe with consequences for our good and evil choices. Wisdom begins with understanding our accountability to and our full dependence on our Creator. It's not what we know, but who we know.
Proverbs 3:21-26 My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Wisdom produces honor in our lives and protects us from trouble. Wise people know the difference between right and wrong and choose to do what's right. More than that, wisdom is choosing to apply God's truth and principles to our daily relationships and situations.
Proverbs 9:11-12 Wisdom will multiply your days and add years to your life. If you become wise, you will be the one to benefit. If you scorn wisdom, you will be the one to suffer.
I always give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers with thanksgiving, joy and love!
Love and hugs,