Quiet Time

YouVersion Reformation Reading Plan, day 293

Proverbs 23:17-35 §

Drunkards and gluttons have the same end (verses 20-21).

I feel like verses 27 and 28 perfectly describe pornography and the modern smartphone.

Proverbs 24:1-7 §

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 n years. 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.

Psalms 119:41-80 §

This is my comfort in my affliction,
that your promise gives me life.

Psalms 119:50

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.

Psalms 119:71

How often do we really praise God this way?