TOPIC: Counsel For The Wise (DCLM Daily Manna 20 April 2022)
TEXT: Proverbs 19:19-20 (KJV)
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
KEY VERSE: “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.” – (Proverbs 19:20)
DCLM Daily Manna For Today MESSAGE:
According to Charles Spurgeon “Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years”. In the journey of life, it is wise to follow someone who knows the way. In a messed up world called the twenty-first century, one needs to hear divinely inspired and timeless counsel, and receive godly instructions to be wise in these last days.
Today’s reading warns against anger and indecent conduct in social engagement. Maturity in conduct that makes one accommodate the mistakes of less-privileged people is a necessity in human relationship. The passage condemns laziness while exalting the virtues of obedience and generosity. On the home front, Solomon harps on the necessity of child discipline while appreciating the good roles that a prudent wife can play in making marriage the fulfilment of God’s plan. It however alludes to the biblical principle and wisdom in seeking the face of God to get a helpful and supportive spouse.
The passage also touches on the necessity of currying the favour of the king instead of his wrath. It is indeed wisdom to make friends with him. For the believer, the message is clear. Seeking God (the King of kings) and doing His pleasure should be of paramount importance to every heaven bound pilgrim.
Enough mistakes have been made already and you should not be another spiritual casualty like Demas and Samson. Instead, watch your tempers and your family relationship and allow the Spirit of God to help you overcome all the trials of Satan today.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
The Scripture is your sure guide to success in life.
THE BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:
DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.