June 18 / Proverbs 18 / John 11


Proverbs 18:2
Fools do not want to understand anything.
They only want to tell others what they think. [NCV]

Proverbs 18:4
One can drown in words,
but wise speech is a continual source of refreshment.

Proverbs 18:8
People love to hear gossip, probably because it makes you feel better about yourself.

It temporarily takes the focus off your own broken state that needs healing.

I bet the enemy loves this.

Proverbs 18:9

A person who doesn’t work hard is just like someone who destroys things. [NCV]

When you are lazy, you affect so many besides yourself.
You rob others of blessing that YHWH would love to bestow upon others through you.

Sitting around, keeping to yourself, takes away from community, from relationships.

I bet the enemy loves this.

We are made to thrive & grow via relationships.
Encourage someone everyday.
The power of this is immense.

John 11:49-53

But one of them, Caiaphas, the high priest that year, addressed them. “You know nothing at all!” he said. You haven’t worked it out! This is what’s best for you: let one man die for the people, rather than the whole nation being wiped out. He didn’t say this of his own accord. Since he was high priest that year, it was a prophecy. It meant that Jesus would die for the nation; and not only for the nation, but to gather into one the scattered children of God. So from that day on they plotted how to kill him. [KNT]
The truth of YHWH is sometimes spoken from the lips of those who don’t even realize what they are saying.

Be aware of God everywhere.

He may speak to you today from a person or thing you would least expect.

Truth is truth, no matter who may be speaking it.

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