Fri, September 22, 2017
Respond To Wisdom
Isaiah 39:3 - Then Isaiah the prophet went to King Hezekiah and asked, “What did those men say, and where did they come from?”
“Hezekiah fell victim to his own foolishness and pride when he displayed his wealth and power to visitors from Babylon. Isaiah rebuked him.” We need the wisdom of the Lord as we live from day to day. Not only wise, but also foolish and evil people exist in the world. We need discernment in dealing with each. Resource the wise and give them regular feedback—they will thank you for it. The foolish person won’t take responsibility for his issues so you will need to establish consequences with him. The evil person (like Hezekiah’s visitors) has destruction in his heart (Prov. 24:2), so get far away from him. You have a responsibility before God to steward your life well so respond to people with wisdom.
Sat, September 23, 2017
Psalm 67:1 – May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us.
How we need the blessing of God declared over us, and how we need to give the blessing to one another. It is a projection of good into someone’s life. “You are wishing them good under the invocation of God and laying aside all malice and anger and wrath. It is more than mere words, it is meant to be a generous outpouring of our whole being that comes with tone of voice and facial expression and language” (Dallas Willard). Practice “the blessing” today.