Gems 2015 — August 30 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 10

Guest post by Jeanette Andrade

August 30 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 10

Food for Thought: Prov. 10:14, 16, 17

Today’s devotional is devoted to all those whose classes begin shortly or to those who have already begun the new school year. (Though in reality, it definitely applies to us all, both in spiritual and natural matters.) The Lord desires success for His children and has provided in His Word some very applicable scriptures by which to live, press ahead, and do well.

Young students especially may resent having to go to school and question why they are required to learn subjects for which they see no practical need. They may lack motivation for applying themselves because they cannot see the relevance. Though there truly may be no relevance or very little, one may not know until much later the benefit for having stored up knowledge in that area. The Bible says that wise people do store up knowledge. One never knows when such information will come in handy.

God honors effort, not necessarily the top grades. He tells us in Proverbs 10:16, 17, “The labor of the righteous leads to life; he who keeps instruction is in the way of life.” This is true whether in school, in the work place, or no matter where we are. So, regardless of the subject or assignment, it pleases the Lord greatly when we to do all for His glory, and heartily (our best), all in the name of the Lord Jesus (I Cor. 10:31; Col. 3:17, 23). We would never offer to the Lord half-hearted or sloppy work! As we submit our work to Him as an offering of praise, He receives it and blesses the work of our hands. And that leads us to a prosperous, successful life.

Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):

Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):

Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):

Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):

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6 Responses to Gems 2015 — August 30 Scripture Selection: Proverbs 10

  1. Lars P. says:

    Jeanette, James, hope you don’t mind if I dare a suggestion: I think it could be valuable if you (Jeanette) would also add from time to time, when you feel inspired, additional posts about things that are interesting to you and not only Gems? Just a suggestion.

    Speaking of digging deeper, an interesting article in DM here about the Koran, where the origins of the document are put into question:

    • DirkH says:

      “After several years, Muhammad and his followers returned to Mecca and forgave their enemies.”

      Like ISIS forgives homosexuals for forcing them to throw them off highrises.

      All the people blaming Hitler for the big lie concept should look into its middle eastern roots: Eddie Bernays, Jewish, and everyhing any Muslim has ever uttered (Taqqiyah – lying for the faith (a DUTY for every Muslim!))

    • jsue says:

      Lars, thanks so much for the flattering suggestion. I will keep it in mind, and, if the Spirit leads, and with James’ permission, I sure might add a post on other topics interesting or important to me. However, it probably will not happen very frecuently because of the limited time that I have to actually sit down and write. (I run to keep up just with GEMS!) Still, I do really thank you for the suggestion. You’ve already got me thinking…

    • suyts says:

      Heh! Lars, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted my siblings to start posting here. I had to do a little convincing to get Jeanette to do the Gems!

      And, Jeanette, you should. Don’t worry about the writing. Something near and dear to your heart, and it will come out! And, you’re little brother would be here to help you with the specifics and art of blog posting.

      Lars, I’ve got two other brothers. It’s fascinating just to be in the room when we all get together. We’re all about the same age ….. there’s 4 of us and 4 years apart for all of us. Yet, we’ve all taken different paths. All of us are of good intellect. We approach things a bit differently, and have different perspectives, yet, we all in unison, almost always come to the same conclusions regarding just about anything of significance.

      I had hoped with Jeanette’s positive experience with her Gems postings that my brothers would consider writing. …… Apparently, it wasn’t to be, at least, not yet. At this moment in time, I could use some help. Time isn’t my friend, these days.

      • Lars P. says:

        Hey Jeanette, James, happy to see my suggestion was welcomed. Thank you both for your feedback! And all the best to your brothers :).
        About time… yes, as said, I was wondering where did James find the time to post many posts, but if one finds the time, there is sometimes an interesting feedback and a good opportunity to share one thoughts and learn more. At least this is how I see it – referring to my (many times O/T) comments.

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