Have you ever slipped into a funk and found yourself saying or doing hurtful things? Sometimes we end up hurting people who had nothing to do with what got us upset in the first place! The fact is, it's a lot easier to throw a pity party than it is to pick up after one. Proverbs 4:23 tells us to guard our heart with all vigilance. We need to learn to monitor our thoughts, actions, imaginations and motives, and take our offenses to God. When we humble ourselves and make Jesus our focus, He fills us with peace and gives us a willingness to treat others with unconditional love and respect.
Wisdom Is Supreme 1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. 3 When I was a boy in my father’s house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, 4 he taught me and said, “Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. 7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. 9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.” 10 Listen, my son, acce