We have so often heard about the brief life span of new year’s resolutions. This is so often heard. Some are even hesitant to make one. Many training programs have sprung up to enhance the success rates.
All through the Bible, we often see people desiring something and God granting them that desire. Solomon, we know, received more than he desired. How did this happen?
I have many shortcomings. I have sinned as an individual. I have sinned corporately, as a family, as a church, as a company, as a city, as a nation, as mankind. In spite of this sinful nature and multitude of sins, it’s not easy to be weighed down due to sin because of the blindness of my soul. I wonder why I do not find it easy to repent, although I want to.
After reading the 22nd chapter of the Book of Proverbs, I was struck by the beauty and power of a few verses. When I discovered these precious thoughts, I decided to wait until I owned them fully. Anyone who desires them can do so. How do I own precious pearls of truth and wisdom in the Bible? I ask the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit to give me the grace to lead a life possessed by the truth. Hence, I would ponder on these precious truths until they became part of my nature, character, and mindset.
In the Old Testament, the commandments and laws were many. There used to be 613 commandments, Jewish commandments (in Hebrew known as mitzvot). Of these, 248 were positive commandments, whereas 365 were negative.
I turn to You, Oh Lord, with all my heart,
with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning.
I rend my heart and return to you, Lord, with all of my heart.
My brokenness is for You, not for man to see.
Many mothers cook and feed their families.
Some fathers cook occasionally, some cook always.
Some sons cook. Some daughters cook.
Is social media your master or your slave?
Do you have to check the social media feed every now and then?
Do you wake up to checking your Whatsapp or social media ?
By any chance is it the last thing you do before going to bed?
Is your screen time high?
Peace is precious. Peace is beyond value.
Yet, often we do not realize it.
Only the absence of Peace makes us aware of it and makes us desire it.
If you remember a situation when Peace was lacking, then you know how precious it is.
Today we do not read much.
We read less.
But throughout the day, keep remembering this word. Take a screen grab or write this note and keep checking this. Practice what you are about to read. The verse that backs this up is given in blue.