Advice for Life

The Bible gives us great advice for victory in life. The most important advice is gaining righteousness and eternal life through Jesus Christ. Within the passage Proverbs 10, we are given a contrast between the righteous life and the wicked life. We find that there are tremendous advantages to the wise and righteous life.

Comparing love and hate: Love brings the benefit of peace in a society. On the other hand, hate brings dissension.

Comparing wisdom and foolishness: Wisdom brings knowledge leading to a path to success but foolishness leads to a path toward failure.

Comparing rich and poor: Being able to budget our money brings more opportunity but the lack of this quality results in many obstacles and problems along life’s journey.

Other benefits of wisdom and righteousness include the use of our time, what we say, and our discipline. Using time wisely brings the maximum benefit to our life and to the life of those around us. Our speech is a fountain of life to nourish many with the fruits of wisdom and provides favor with the Lord. Discipline brings quality and meaning to life. People watch how we live and this gives them a good example to follow.

We all face storms in life. As the storms come, the righteous will be grounded and secure (v. 25) but the wicked will be unsecure with a hopeless future (v. 28). Throughout the Bible, we have testimonies to confirm these opposite paths of life. Some of these are Cain; Abel; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob and Esau; Joseph and his brothers; Jezebel and Elijah as well as many others.1

 

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This day with You God, we pray for these qualities of wisdom and righteousness as described in today’s passage. The Bible gives us great advice and victory is assured through Jesus Christ. We are thankful for the benefits You give. For integrity that gives security and discipline that shows the way to life. For love that covers all wrongs. For righteous living that brings nourishment of the soul, fulfillment, and joy. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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5 Responses to Advice for Life

  1. Sadah says:

    This is great.

  2. Amen, may the Lord’s purpose prevail. Thanks for the great insight and encouragement.

    Be blessed. God is in a good mood.

    • Mark Shields says:

      Yes, may the Lord’s way prevail bringing nourishment to souls, fulfillment, and joy to His people.

      • futuret says:

        JUST TO THINK AND WHAT IS COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT ALL OF THESE TALL BUILDINGS AND ALL STRUCTURES THAT THESE CEO FOLKS CREATE, SHALL FOR ALL BE DESTROYED FOR AN ETERNITY AND NEVER BE BUILT AGAIN, AS A NEW HEAVENS AND NEW EARTH SHALL BE CREATED. WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO MAN’S WORLD COMING TO AN END FOR AN ETERNITY, AND ONLY THE KINGDOM OF YAHVEH PREVAILS AS YESHUA (JESUS CHRIST) RETURNS. TOO BAD FOR THE LOFTY AND THE MIGHTY WHO THINK THEY ARE.

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