Proverbs 21:31 – 12.21.2010

Proverbs Post #27-

Today I was reading in chapter 21, vialis 40mg and verse 31 jumped out to me today.  It says:

21:31: A horse is prepared for the day of battle, patient
but the victory is from the Lord.

Wow!  I did not intend to take this much time off from writing Proverbs posts but Thanksgiving and a trip to Romania drew the bulk of my attention for several weeks.  My wife tells me that if she had a nickel for every time I have told her “You are not going to believe this,” she could be a millionaire.  So I will tell you instead, “You are not going to believe this!”  God showed me today, through a friend, that verse 31 was for me today.

If we pay attention, God will give us gentle reminders of His love, grace and direction.  Over the last several months, I have been gung ho, moving forward with ministry.  Working hard and focusing on the task at hand, I have been dependent on my efforts.  “A horse is prepared for the day of battle,” means that we are to be prepared “but the victory is from the Lord,” means that He accomplishes it. The notes in the Net Bible say, “Ultimate success comes from the Lord and not from human efforts.”

Are you working hard for God or working hard to stay out of God’s way?

I want to challenge you to take up reading the Proverb of the day and the entire chapter as well.  Lord, please help each one of us to keep our focus on things above and not the things of this earth.  Amen.

I am using the Net Bible to quote from for these posts


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Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 Proverbs

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