Saturday, December 3, 2011

Proverbs 29

Today's reading in our daily plan is Proverbs 29. Take a moment to pray, asking God to speak to you from this passage. Then read, using the following notes and questions to help you get everything out of the passage.

SAY WHAT? (What is the passage saying?)

  • In this chapter, we’re warned to listen when someone corrects us and if we don’t it will be our downfall.
  • We’re also reminded that a just ruler brings joy to their people but a selfish leader people will grow to hate.
  • The author several times tells us to keep our temper under control. This is an idea that is often talked about in the Bible, specifically in Proverbs. It’s easy to let our anger get out of control but we would be wise to stay calm.
  • There are a few verses about disciplining our children as well.
SO WHAT? (What are the underlying principles?)
  • It’s easier to not discipline our children because we love them but it’s not fair to a child. If discipline is done in love it shows a child that they’re loved and not ignored.
NOW WHAT? (How will you personally apply this passage?)
  • There are quite a few verses about discipline in this chapter. Do you react appropriately when disciplined? Do you hand out discipline with the other person’s best interest at heart?
  • Ask God to help you be humble when disciplined and to always act in love towards others.