Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 30th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 30th July 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 30th July 2022

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 30 July 2022 Written BY Dr. Russell L. Meek (Moody Theological Seminary)

TOPIC: SPEAKING OR SILENCE?

SCRIPTURE:  Proverbs 26

KEY VERSE: Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. PROVERBS 26:4–5

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MESSAGE

If you look at Proverbs 26, verses 4 and 5, you will notice that they seem to say exactly the opposite thing! These two verses are favorites of those who are eager to disbelieve the Bible. The problem with the argument, of course, is that the reader is failing to understand the purpose of Proverbs.

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In the book of Proverbs, readers are presented with two contrasting statements—the way of wisdom and the way of folly. The primary purpose of Proverbs is to make its readers wise. We learn that wisdom is more than just knowing the right thing to do. It is doing the right thing at the right time. Today’s proverb is a good example.

In some contexts, such as on social media or with that one uncle at Thanksgiving, you should “not answer a fool according to his folly” because getting in a verbal argument will do no good. The fool will remain entrenched in folly no matter what you say or do. Answering that person is a waste of your emotional energy. However, there are also times when you should “answer a fool according to his folly” because the person needs to learn from you. In this case, the time and energy spent correcting this fool will be well spent.

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 30th July 2022

The author of Proverbs doesn’t give us a checklist to know when we should or shouldn’t answer the fool. Instead, Proverbs gives us principles to live by, and it’s up to us to decide— through the guidance of the Holy Spirit—when to speak and when to be silent. That is precisely why we must study the Scriptures diligently and depend fully on Christ.

>> How do you decide when to speak and when to listen? If you have a difficult conversation coming up, pray about it beforehand and ask the Holy Spirit to give you the courage to speak truth when necessary and the grace to be silent when needed.

Pray with Us

Father, again we ask You for courage to speak when it is right to speak up, and the grace to be silent when silence is needed. Moreover, give us sensitivity to know which course of action is prudent.

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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 30th July 2022

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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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