Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Shall I tackle Proverbs 12?

It's already past my bedtime...but I've gotten to visit with two of my
grown children tonight...a privilege.  You know our children do not
have to call us...or love us...or visit us...or even care about us.  It's
a choice they make to continue a relationship they had no choice
about starting. :)  I don't know where that all came from.

Proverbs 12:
  • I need to work on accepting reproof...it isn't feminine to be "brutish"
  • The righteous are established...putting down roots that hold us in place
  • As a wife, I can be a crown or cause rotten bones...it's my choice to be virtuous or not
  • I want to spend more time meditating on verse 5...I think there is something here - the thoughts of the righteous vs. the opinions of the wicked.  My first inclination is that opinions are just that - opinions, based on any number of factors.  Righteous thoughts must be based on truth, the Word, in order to be deemed righteous thoughts.  I need to learn to differentiate between my thoughts (truth) and my opinions.
  • God values a wise tongue and a good word...they guide, cheer and makes others glad.
All these comparisons and contrasts cause me to examine my heart, my righteousness, my thoughts, my tongue...the value of communicating with God...what comes from it - change and renewal.

2 comments:

Alex and Jill said...

I've enjoyed these past two posts. :)

Love you, Momma!

Nitzia said...

nice, two post in a row sharing your wisdom!! please keep them coming, i love them!!!