Reflections on My Daily Bible Reading Thursday, June 17, 2010

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 5-6

Things to remember in today’s reading:

  • The father makes another appeal to his son to remain sexually pure, warning him to stay far away from the allure of the immoral woman (5:1-23).
  • Practical warnings are given about the risks of putting up security for another, of being lazy, and of exhibiting character traits that the Lord hates (6:1-19).
  • The father make another appeal to his son to remain sexually pure by seeing past the immediate temptation to the consequences that would result (6:20-35).

Things God is teaching me in today’s reading:

  • God created man and woman to enjoy sexual pleasure but it is to be confined to marriage (5:15-20).
  • Those who fail to exercise self-discipline and who despise reproof will find themselves groaning at the end of their lives because of what awaits them (5:11-12, 20-22).
  • Being a good steward of what God has given us demands that we be prudent in how we commit our resources (16:5).
  • God demands of us a good work ethic and character traits that build up and encourage rather than those that tear down and de-moralize (6:6-19)
  • We cannot put ourselves into situations of temptation and expect to walk away unscathed (6:20-35).

Things to act on in today’s reading:

  • I will rejoice in the relationship I have with my godly wife!
  • I will discipline my body and keep it under control!
  • I will be prudent in the use of the resources that God has given me.

Things to pray about in today’s reading:

  • For hands clean and ready to do the work of the Lord!
  • For feet that will endure the Christian race to the end where the crown awaits!
  • For continued energy to be an encourager among brothers!

Thanks for reading with me dear friend. Have a blessed day!!

— Randy Sexton


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