Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 12th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 12th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 12th July 2022

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 12 July 2022 Written BY Dr. Russell L. Meek (Moody Theological Seminary)

TOPIC: WISDOM’S REST

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 3:21–26

KEY VERSE: When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. PROVERBS 3:24

MESSAGE

Americans have a sleep problem, and it gets worse year by year. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “A third of US adults report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep.” Despite the overwhelming health benefits and the link to chronic diseases, many of us fail to get adequate rest.

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This probably isn’t really news to you especially if you are plagued by fear or anxiety. Proverbs tells us that fear is really a wisdom problem, which ultimately is a trust and worship problem (see Proverbs 3:5–6 and the July 8 devotional). Today’s passage urges us to keep a tight focus on wisdom and understanding (v. 21). Why? “They will be life for you” (v. 22). There is a reward for holding onto wisdom, “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet” (v. 24).

A mentor once told me that one of the most significant ways to worship God is to sleep, because sleep is a physical way of saying, “I’m not God.” Resting in God means we give up our controls and acknowledge that God alone is in charge. Notice in verse 25 that it speaks of fear: “Have no fear of sudden disaster.” Why? “The LORD will be at your side” (v. 26).

Solomon tells us the same, that sweet sleep is a consequence of trusting in the Lord, of seeking His wisdom.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 12th July 2022

That is easier said than done, of course, but Proverbs provides us a way forward: trust the Lord, seek His wisdom, and rest in His watchful care. In sum, restful, peaceful sleep is the result of living in right relationship with the God who created us.

>> If you are struggling with sleep, use that time to pray and ask God for wisdom. Give Him each worry that is on your mind, acknowledging that He alone is in control. Seek wisdom and trust the Lord to care for you.

Pray with Us

Heavenly Father, take our worries and anxieties and let us sleep deeply and soundly tonight. Nourish our bodies with good sleep. Let us awake refreshed and restored in body, mind, and spirit.

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Dr. Russell Meek teaches Old Testament and hermeneutics at Moody Theological Seminary. He is a columnist for Fathom magazine and writes widely for lay and academic audiences about all things Old Testament and its relationship to the Christian life. Russell, his wife, and their three sons live in north Idaho, where you’ll find them gardening, cooking, and exploring the wild.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 12th July 2022

JESUS IS COMING SOON!!!

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO, ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my lif and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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