Read Proverbs 9:1-8
“Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee” (v. 8).
Those who fear the Lord are teachable. Ouch! Refusing to tell a commercial pilot that he is off course could result in the demise of many innocent passengers. When we embark on a journey, we have a destination in mind. The highway to heaven passes through deep valleys and dark tunnels. Treacherous mountains lurk at us; tsunamis threaten our souls! God’s Positioning System (GPS) will correctly guide us heavenward if we will but seek His counsel. Thank God for Christian friends who are honest and loving. Reading God’s Word and fellowshipping with God’s family, our brethren in Christ, will ensure a safe landing on the heavenly shores. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Heb. 10:25). The trumpet could sound at any moment, as Christ’s return appears to be imminent! The Captain of our soul will guard and guide us. There is not a nanosecond that He is asleep or taking a much-needed break! Listen to that still small voice that guides you throughout your busy day. Get quiet before our Heavenly Father and ask for His divine leadership in your life! He will safely steer us homeward. (Beverly K. Tatum)
Pressing more closely to Him Who is leading, When we are tempted to turn from the way; Trusting the arm that is strong to defend us, Happy, how happy, our praises each day. — Eliza Edmunds Stites Hewitt
“Labor to keep alive in your heart that little spark of celestial fire — Conscience” (George Washington).