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Proverbs 16:20

“He who heeds the word wisely will find good, and whoever trusts in the Lord, happy is he.”

I have known many people who lived as if the world revolved around them. They seemed to be more concerned about their image than things that really mattered. There was a man in our town who proudly drove his out-dated luxury car around like he was a wealthy tycoon. Instead of waving at friends, he would simply nod.

My mother worked at the college dining hall and would often bring home leftover food. Somehow Mom discovered that the “tycoon’s” family was not able to afford food, so she began making it a practice of providing them with some of the leftovers she brought home.

Pride is an ugly thing! It prevents the proud one from realizing his need of the Lord. When God is in control of our life, He will provide. As a young married couple Joyce and I once found ourselves dining on beans and rice until the next payday. Someone brought us several pounds of calf’s liver. It might make some people shudder, but to us it tasted like the finest steak. From that time on we relished liver and onions because it brought back memories of how God had provided for us.

When we heed the Word of God wisely we can rest content that He will make a way that will be a blessing to us and bring glory to His name. All we need to do is heed His word and we will succeed!

May God richly bless you as you bless others by your words and actions!

– – – Pastor Cecil