Okay, so day after day I share what verse(s) kicked my butt from that day’s reading. Today, I think for the first time, I’m going to share a couple verses from the today’s reading (Proverbs 20) that made me think, “Oh good, I’m not screwing up with that.”
(1) Pr 20:1, “Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.” I haven’t been “led astray” by wine or beer since probably a couple days before I became a Christian nineteen years ago.
(2) Pr 20:13, “Do not love sleep or you will grow poor; stay awake and you will have food to spare.” People like to rip on me because I hate sleeping and do so little of it, but there you go people, it’s right in the Bible. Look it up!
(3) Pr 20:18, “Make plans by seeking advice; if you wage war, obtain guidance.” This is another thing I get joked about. When I have a big decision, I’ll usually e-mail or call like 5 to 20 people to get their advice, then I’ll make the decision and the plan. Why do I do that? Well, Proverbs 20:18 is one reason.
There are several verses in Proverbs 20 that I don’t do so well, but I needed one day of giving myself a pat on the back. Yeah Vince!