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Sep 21, 2022

Yesterday we heard God’s famous response to Solomon, which is so often applied as a promise to America. It is stretching it past the breaking point to apply that promise to America. First of all, our country does not have a personal relationship with God like that of Israel in Solomon’s time. We also skate over all the conditions of humbling ourselves, turning from wicked ways, and praying. And we are not in the position of having made corporate sacrifices to the Lord.

Here is today’s highlighted verse:

Pro. 28:26 NLT Those who trust their own insight are foolish,
but anyone who walks in wisdom is safe.

The parallelism between the two lines implies a comparison made explicit in the GNT:
Pro. 28:26 GNT It is foolish to follow your own opinions.
Be safe, and follow the teachings of wiser people.

Jesus’ instructions to the disciples in chapter 10 show that He wants total commitment— even if it means dying in his service.

Mat. 10:38 NLT If you refuse to take up your cross and follow me, you are not worthy of being mine. 39 If you cling to your life, you will lose it; but if you give up your life for me, you will find it.


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