The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2for gaining wisdom and instruction;

for understanding words of insight;

3for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,

doing what is right and just and fair;

4for giving prudence to those who are simple,

knowledge and discretion to the young—

5let the wise listen and add to their learning,

and let the discerning get guidance—

6for understanding proverbs and parables,

the sayings and riddles of the wise.

7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

but fools despise wisdom and instruction. PROVERBS 1:1-7

Define prudent behavior.

13 thoughts on “EVENING MEDITATION 9-15-20

  1. Acting wisely in a way that reflects and pleases God–in a way that you know is the right way, and that you won’t feel embarrassed, regretful or ashamed about later.

      • It’s not what’s going on around me that causes trouble usually–it’s the unrelenting whirlwind within.

      • But I have good news: thanks for your fervent prayers, Bro, as I may have had a breakthrough (up all night, but it was worth it). I’m weeping my way through Max Lucado’s JESUS, the God Who Knows Your Name–hugely helpful; and listened to Joseph Prince begin a repeat series from 2017 on “discouragement/depression”…how we always assume it’s “sin” causing depression, when it’s the Liar usually. So as I began perking up a bit, the Lord reminded me that we go through this every freaking year as my b’day approaches–I spiral down and He swoops in to rescue me. To me, it was “crisis time”–but He just shrugs lovingly and says it’s just “business as usual, no problema”. I’m always amazed by Him… Anyway, I got stuff to make mini-pizzas…and 3 bags of Oreos 🙂 Let me know how Mom’s doing, okay?

      • I am so blessed to hear this answer to prayer. My mom is doing pretty well. I am a little concerned about her appetite, but we are beginning her on Boost so I hope that will give her the exta calories she needs.

      • Yes, the appetite thing is often a concern as folks get older…I’m keeping her and all of you in my prayers, and hoping the Boost does what it’s name implies 🙂 I want to add that a lot of the things you’ve said in comments over the last couple weeks seem to have born fruit as I read Max Lucado’s book–you’ve mentioned keeping your eyes more fixed on what awaits us. I was in such a dark place that I couldn’t grasp it at all, but the curtains have parted for at least a glimpse and I’m committed to keeping my focus where there’s more hope, joy, peace.

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