Don almost always has great thoughts here. This one is yet another. I thought you might appreciate it.

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Read the Bible in a Year

This morning read Proverbs 30 and 31

You Have a Storehouse of Skill; Do Not Waste It

The mother of King Lemuel taught,

“Do not give your strength to women,
Nor your ways to that which destroys kings.”
(Pro. 31:3).

Some people waste their lives on riotous living, destroying everything that they could have built. Therefore, King Lemuel’s mother taught him to be wise with himself and with his time. To fulfill her advice, he would have to exercise self-discipline and self-control.

How much of life do we ruin because we do not exercise those two qualities? When I remind myself constantly of my need for those two things, I do well, but when I forget them, I struggle. Why do you fail at some tasks, but succeed at others? Have you been giving your strength to people and things that weaken you? Have you been giving your ways to destructive habits?

Don Ruhl
Church of Christ
220 NE Savage Street
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526-1310
541-476-3100
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