Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 25th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 25th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 25th July 2022

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 25 July 2022 Written BY Dr. Russell L. Meek (Moody Theological Seminary)

TOPIC: REBUKE IS A BLESSING

SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 15

KEY VERSE: A fool spurns a parent’s discipline, but whoever heeds correction shows prudence. PROVERBS 15:5

MESSAGE

College professors are often asked to write recommendation letters for their students. In addition, many companies ask the professor to fill out a form that ranks the candidate in various areas; one being “teachability.” They want to know if your former student was humble and wise enough to learn from others and from their own mistakes. Solomon addresses the same issue in today’s proverb.

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No one likes to receive discipline, and I think that’s why Solomon brings it up so often in the book of Proverbs. Since the Fall, humans have tended toward foolishness and hard-headedness. Just like Adam and Eve, we think we know best, and so we plow ahead with what we want to do and resent anyone who might suggest we are headed in the wrong direction. That’s the human condition, but Solomon tells us that’s the exact wrong way to live.

Rather than reject, or “spurn,” correction from people God has placed in our lives, Solomon tells us that we should “heed correction,” for that “shows prudence,” or in other words, makes us wise (v. 5). Sin has conditioned us to think that we know what is right and best for us, but we are deceived. And to continue in that deception by rejecting discipline shows that we are more than deceived—we are fools.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 25th July 2022

To turn the ship around, so to speak, we must face the truth about our sin condition and then humbly accept correction and reproof. That’s easier said than done, of course. Seeing ourselves as we really are is not just countercultural, it’s counter-human! We need the Holy Spirit, whom Christ promised, to guide and direct our hearts, otherwise we’ll remain fools convinced of our own goodness.

>> Invite the Holy Spirit to keep your heart humble and open to His correction. The Lord may correct you through the reading of His Word or the words of fellow believers. Pray for the grace you need to respond and learn.

Pray with Us

Lord, we know that the consequences of sin unchecked are far worse than the sting of correction! Work in our hearts so we have the humility to accept correction—and even to be thankful for it!

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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 25th 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 life 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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