proverbs 20

10/20/10 – Proverbs 20:12

Proverbs Post #2-

I have been reading through the book of Proverbs for most of the last four years.  I followed the path many have when reading this book, by reading the chapter that matches the day of the month.  I am going to attempt to write daily, on a verse that speaks to me as I read.  Today I was reading in chapter 20, since it is the 20th day of the month, and verse 21 struck me today.  It says:

20:12 The ear that hears and the eye that sees –

the Lord has made them both.

As I read “the ear that hears and the eye that sees” I thought of my daughters ears and eyes.  I wondered how my actions were effecting their eyes and ears.  Am I being an example of Jesus or an example of the world to my precious girls?

The next line that says “the Lord has made them both” refers to God giving us these abilities but also, as the foot notes in the Net Bible state, “but it also emphasizes their spiritual use in God’s service.”  Reading the notes deepened my conviction in regards to my daughters since my desire is to be an example they can follow.  I need to help them learn how to use their eyes and ears for God’s service.

What kind of example are you to your children or those who see you in the world?

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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