Daily Bible Reading ~ 4/29/11

Proverbs 11:1-2

 1 The LORD detests dishonest scales,
   but accurate weights find favor with him.

 2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace,
   but with humility comes wisdom.

I love this passage because I think it illustrates that it’s honesty within ourselves that we should be judging and not worrying about others because we don’t know their heart and minds.  The Lord favors accurate weights not dishonest scales…  So how are you weighing what people are saying to you.   Are you humbling yourself and seeking wisdom or is your pride getting in the way and causing you to falsely judge others.

Often the Devil will use our minds to twist things people say so we think they are lying which gives us reason to act in such a way.  But how do we know they are lying?  I think the more important things is to look within ourselves and try to figure out why we think they are lying…  Often it’s because of an insecurity or past hurt that we’d rather think they are lying than deal with our own inadequacies.

One day a stay at home mom was talking about their kid who has learned how to read by age 4 and already doing addition and subtraction.  BRAG, BRAG, BRAG…  There is no 4-year-old that can do all that…  Well, let’s look at what was REALLY going on….  I had guilt because I was working and putting my kids in daycare.  So rather than dealing with that yucky feeling…  I thought in my head she was lying rather than sharing in her joy…. 

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