No Worry about What People Think

A comedian once said: “People who say they don’t care what people think of them are usually desperate to make sure that others think that they don’t care what people think!”  Did you get that?  Here’s another saying that is similar: “What someone else thinks of you is none of your business!”

In this psalm David offers a way to stop worrying about what people think, or even being afraid of those who want to be mean to us. By keeping his eyes on God and trusting in God’s love and power, David turns his attention away from being so worried about others.  

Since nobody can think of two things at the same time, when we think about God, we aren’t so worried about what others are thinking or doing!  Now this a way to find peace way inside!

Psalm 64

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Example from v. 10
“My heart always one with Yours”

We follow a reading of the Psalms in numerical order.

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Wisdom Sinking Deeper

We’ve been noticing that each proverb has two parts, a positive and negative. Each one is very short—usually just one verse.  There’s a certain kind of swing to them, which you can feel if you shift the weight of your body from one foot to the next.   You might try saying each of these doing that, swaying from side to side to catch the rhythm.  This going back and forth can help the wisdom in the proverbs to sink deeper into your soul—like moving a beach umbrella back and forth as it gradually sinks into the sand.  

  Are there some proverbs that touch you in a special way?  Jot them down on post-it notes and put them in a place where you’ll often see them. Take a drink from their wisdom many times in the course of the day.

Proverbs 19

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Example from verse 11
“Ignoring all offenses”

Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”

 

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Standing in the Gap

What a call God gave to Ezekiel!  The prophet couldn’t find anyone to listen to his words and turn from their bad ways.  Theses verses describe how wrong things went during the time of Ezekiel, six hundred years before Jesus was born.  

Verse thirty is a very important one.  It tells of the need for someone to stand in a gap in the wall to protect the people inside from the enemy outside.  

Prayer is like filling in the gap, for it calls upon God’s Holy Spirit to protect others from what might be coming against them—sickness, fears and other attacks.  Prayer is a powerful way to stand in the gap for others.  Who in your life is especially in need of prayer?  Love them as you pray.  Love fills up the gaps in the lives of others!

Ezekiel 22:23-30 

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From today’s reading:
“Love fills the gaps in others.”

Mondays are dedicated to the reading of the Hebrew Prophets.

These Firestarters are from a new edition of The Bible Through the Seasons being developed for families with children. For the Firestarters in the original edition, I recommend the ebook.  You will have the entire program of well over a thousand of these introductions with you on your phone or tablet! Check the menu options at the site for more information.