The Suffering of Servants

Tuesday – The Hebrew “Writings”

Proverbs 11

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Be especially aware of the key words on each side of the contrasts in these proverbs. You might jot them down on the left and right side of your journal. The cumulative effect of these wise sayings will deepen their common truth. Just as raking the soil back and forth prepares the ground for seed, so does the back and forth praying of these proverbs sift your soul as soil for the seed of God’s holy Word.

Ponder the truth of the verse for today. It reminds me of the ironic saying someone once said about a school: “This would be a wonderful place if it weren’t for the students!” The security of those who do not take risks serving is the stale air of those bored in life.

Write down those proverbs that especially ignite your soul. Return to them often today and be warmed by their fires.

The Reading for Today
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Wisdom is with the humble. v. 2
Guided by integrity v. 3
The wise remaining silent v. 12
Kindness is its own reward. v. 17

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One thought on “The Suffering of Servants

  1. “and when the wicked perish, there is jubilation.”

    Upon reading this in Proverbs 11, I couldn’t help but think of the announcement by our president Sunday night and the celebrations in front of the White House in Washington, DC and also in New York City at Ground Zero. 

    It brought about mixed emotions in me.  There were tears in my eyes, when I heard the news and felt a sense of relief that Bin Laden had been found and killed. Yet, I found the gathering crowds and the cheering bothersome. 
    Proverbs 24:17 Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall; don’t be happy when they stumble.


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