Drunkards and gluttons have the same end (verses 20-21).
I feel like verses 27 and 28 perfectly describe pornography and the modern smartphone.
Twice (Proverbs 23:17 and verse 1) in this reading, we are warned not to envy sinners.
In what ways am I guilty of that?
Sometimes I look at my bank account and daydream about how much higher the numbers would be if I had not tithed for the last
I wonder what it would be like to not have a sexual conscience.
I think about how much worldly good I could achieve if I had more focused time.
None of those things are worth it.
The less I envy those who lack Christ, the better off I will be — and the more likely I am to share the good news of His love with them.
This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life.
There is no other comfort because there is no other life.
It is good for me that I was afflicted,
that I might learn your statutes.
How often do we really praise God this way?