Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
Most men will proclaim their own goodness. It takes a faithful and honest man to recognize and admit that he is not a “good” person. Are we really as faithful and honest as we should be?
Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
Often we forget that God is the “Avenger” and try to take responsibility for “getting even” on our own. Not only are we commanded by God to allow Him to take vengeance, but He can accomplish it much better than we can. After all, God is the one that tells us to “heap burning coals” on the heads of our enemies by being kind to them. He is the one that wired the human brain, and He knows best how to take care of situations.
Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
Older people always seem to be complaining about their gray hair. Yet it is that gray hair, in most cases, signifies wisdom, or at least experience, which are nothing to be ashamed of. The “hoary head” is a mark of honor, and younger people should learn to recognize and appreciate that. At the same time, that also puts a burden of testimony on older folks: you have the younger generation watching you, so be careful not to lead them astray!
Sorry, my brain isn’t functioning at capacity today, and I was too busy to post my devotion yesterday. Hang with me, and I should have one up tomorrow.