A Day in the Life – 3

Posted by Tom Dunham on

The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the legacy of fools. - Proverbs 3:25 NKJV

With the Word of God as his compass, our godly guy navigates through his day. His character isn’t perfect, of course. He loses his temper with a co-worker but quickly apologizes. And rather than sink into the dumps for his failing, he remembers this: “For a righteous man may fall seven times, and rise again . . .” (24:16). Encouraged, he moves on.

He receives his paycheck: $3,600.00. He thinks of all the bills begging for his attention, but then remembers these words: “Honor the LORD with your possessions, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine” (3:9-10). The first check he writes is to his church for $360.00.

He gets word that Stan in receiving has been terminated. Stan has a history of being headstrong and repeating the same mistakes. It reminds our guy of the dog he saw on his way to work: “As a dog returns to his own vomit, so a fool repeats his folly” (26:11). What a pity!

His salary is more than enough to meet his family’s needs, but he has the option to work late. The extra income is tempting . . . until he remembers: “Do not overwork to be rich . . . riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away like an eagle toward heaven” (23:4-5). He grabs his satchel and heads home!

Later, with the kids in bed, his wife shares insecurities about her work as a homemaker. He fortifies her with Proverbs 31: “Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies . . .” (31:10-31). Encouraged, she sleeps peacefully.

As followers of Jesus, the Holy Spirit takes the Word of God and energizes us to live the truly abundant life!

Submitted by:
Tom Dunham

Cottonwood Community Church
Grand Forks, North Dakota

One-Year Bible Reading
Genesis 30:1-31:16
Matthew 10:1-23
Psalm 12:1-8
Proverbs 3:13-15

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