Have you had your Joy Juice today? If you are drinking it “on the go”, be careful to watch your step so that you won’t stumble and fall!
Proverbs is a power-packed book of wisdom! Each time I read it, I see something “new”. He gives us certain commands and instructions…for our good! He loves us and wants to protect us. What’s sad is that often we think we know better and we run straight toward trouble….simply by not allowing God to be our top priority.
Look at Proverbs 28:14. “ Blessed is the man who always fears the Lord, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.” In this verse “fear” means to revere and honor God. It has to do with respecting Who He is! We are to make sure that our hearts stay “tender” toward Him. We don’t ever want to get to a place spiritually that our hearts are hardened.
Do we listen to God? Do we recognize His voice? Can we “rejoice in the Lord in all circumstances”? If our hearts are tender and we “fear the Lord”, our answer will be ‘yes’ to these questions. If not, then we need to stop and assess whether are hearts have become hardened. Remember what our verse for today says: “he who hardens his heart FALLS into trouble.”
Please listen to God as He leads you. When we’re in tune with His will, JOY will be ours!
May we each have a tender heart and not fall into trouble.