October 7 Good Advice

Photo by Jason Rutel

Photo by Jason Rutel

Jeremiah 8:8-9:26;  Colossians 3:1-17;  Psalm 78:32-55;  Proverbs 24:27

“Finish your outdoor work and get your fields ready;

after that build your house.”

Proverbs 24:27

Good advice.  Sage advice.  Voice of experience.

Sometimes we listen.  Sometimes we don’t.

Sometimes we do it all backwards–get the house, get the furniture, get the outdoor grill–then figure out how to pay for it all without opening yet another credit card account.

God cares about even the smallest details of our lives, enough to share wise words like the above Proverb.

God cares enough to help us through our mistakes and blunders and to help us get back on track.  That’s Grace!  That’s the reality of Christ’s death on the Cross–to remove the sting of sin:  lust, greed, unfaithfulness, stubbornness and stiff-necked living.

His Grace–unmerited favor and love–gives us opportunities to follow His advice and begin anew.

Time to go outside…I’ve got some work to do!

Lord God, thank you for the wise words recorded in your Word.  Thank you for your grace and favor through your Son Jesus Christ that picks us up when we fall down, when we don’t listen to sage advice, but do things our own way.  Help us this day, to live according to your word, to be humble enough to take good advice and to trust you for the outcome.  We pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.

“And let the Word of God dwell in you richly

as you teach and admonish one another with

all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and

spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.”

Colossians 3:16

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