DCLM Daily Manna 11 April 2022 (Monday) Devotional | Deeper Life Devotional Guide By Pastor W.F Kumuyi
DCLM Daily Manna 11 April 2022 Devotional
TOPIC: Not For Fools
TEXT: Proverbs 17:1-14
DCLM Daily Manna 11 April 2022 (Monday) KEY VERSE:
“Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.” – (Proverbs 17:7)
DCLM Daily Manna 11 April 2022 (Monday) MESSAGE:
Jonathan Edwards wrote, “Never… say anything at all against anybody, but when it is perfectly agreeable to the highest degree of Christian honour, and of love to mankind, agreeable to the golden rule… In narrations never to speak anything but the pure and simple verity”.
Our text is a continuation of the metaphors and contrasts presented in the book of Proverbs. In today’s passage, the attitude of the foolish person is contrasted with that of the wise. A fool is said to be constantly bankrupt of sound speech. He refuses to take sound advice that could save his life and add to his knowledge and success in life.
Instead, he despises good and harmless instructions and fails to learn even after being served a thousand stripes. They are said to be very difficult to deal with, like a bear robbed of her whelps and very unreasonable and impatient. On the other hand, even a servant who is wise and speaks wisely, have rule over a son, who is foolish.
Common sense, they say, is not common at all. Those who are filled with their ways often have less room for advice. They continue living and making the same mistakes all through life. They find it difficult to accept their faults. Like clowns, they keep hitting their heads against the same obstacles and oscillate around standstill object. They drive away good friends that could help bring them to sound thinking, wisdom and success.
Like Jonathan Edwards wrote, let us make resolutions about how we speak and live from today; and subject our lives to the highest standards and scriptural evaluation.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
You alone hold the power over your tongue.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna 11 April 2022 (Monday) | Deeper Life Devotional Guide was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.