Water from the Springs

Daily Devotion – July 8, 2019

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

 

Righteousness will not only guide individuals, it also has the ability to deliver them from seen and unseen perils, but those who are unrighteous will be “caught by” their own sin.

Daily Devotion – July 5, 2019

Proverbs 11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

 

Riches can’t avert the wrath of God in time or eternity. Righteousness is a safeguard against premature death here and now and only those who are clothed in the righteousness of God will escape the second death, in the future.

Daily Devotion – July 3, 2019

Proverbs 11:2

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

 

Solomon wrote that pride proceeds shame. He did not mention that in between them was a “fall”. Pride always proceeds a fall, while shame always follows it. But to be humble reduces the danger of stumbling.

Daily Devotion – July 2, 2019

Proverbs 11:1

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

 

Crooked merchants sometimes had two sets of weights, one for buying and one for selling. The buying weights were heavier than they should be, so that they would receive more merchandise than they paid for. The selling weights were lighter than the standard, so that the customer got less than they paid for. We are to be honest in all of our dealings with others.

Daily Devotion – June 29, 2019

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

 

When one who is righteous speaks, wisdom will come forth out of their mouth, but the wicked, when they speak, produces speech that is crooked and perverse and because of the worthlessness of it, their tongue will eventually be removed.