Reflections… a Scripture verse and inspiration for daily living [10/27]
Passage: Proverbs 11:23-31
Verse: Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed

The book of Proverbs seems to contain many practical and spiritual truths.  These truths may be honoring of those who choose to do good things… or condemning of those who choose to do harm to others.  Our God is a just God.  He will reward the righteous and punish the wicked.  In a letter to the Philippians, Paul urged them to be gentle, at peace, and to guard their hearts and minds.  Sometime we tend to focus upon negative things, but in Philippians 4:8 it states whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.  In Proverbs 11 we are reminded, and I choose to think on:

  • The desire of the righteous ends only in good…
  • One person gives freely, yet gains even more…
  • A generous person will prosper…
  • People… pray God’s blessing on the one who is willing to sell needed goods to others
  • Whoever seeks good finds favor…
  • The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and the one who is wise saves lives.

May we be able to apply these truths to our daily lives.  As we do the will of the Father, as we follow Jesus, and as we are guided by the Holy Spirit, may we prosper and be refreshed.  (inspired by Reflecting God – Devotions for Holy Living, WordAction Publishing Company)

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The River Run Church is affiliated with the International Church of the Nazarene. We are located in the North Central Mission Area of the Maine District.
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