Wednesday, June 29, 2011

James 1:21

Today's devotional verse:

Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.

James 1:21 (NASB)

The devotion talked about how for a plant to grow and flower properly, you have to deadhead. This makes perfect sense to me, my mother and father are gardeners. :) And while deadheading is work, its worth it.

The same goes for our lives. We need to cut out the bad for the good to thrive. We need to put aside the filth and wickedness, find humility and save our souls.

I'm reminded of one of my favorite movies here - Boondock Saints. "Destroy all that which is evil. So that which is good may flourish."

Friday, June 24, 2011

Ecclesiastes 7:14

To go with our 'God's plans' theme a little, today's verse is --

In the day of prosperity be happy, But in the day of adversity consider-- God has made the one as well as the other So that man will not discover anything that will be after him.

Ecclesiastes 7:14 (NASB)

God makes the good days and the bad days. Thus you cannot know what your future holds.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Proverbs 10:9

He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Proverbs 10:9 (NASB)

Another translation makes a little more sense:

“People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.” Proverbs 10:9 (NLT)

What I take from this is pretty basic: Follow God and walk safely, don't and you're in trouble.

I'm still working on giving my troubles to God.

And I haven't been to church in months. Not for want of desire to go, but because I was not impressed by the new pastor at my church. I know I should go, but I just can't make myself. I should be better about it.