The Wisdom of Solomon for Shopping, Eating and Dining
When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
Proverbs 23:1-3 KJV
One thing is clear about our modern 21st century world is that we are ruled by big corporations. Some of them, particularly those in the food industry are global, household brands. They should be mistrusted and all that they offer must be carefully considered before making a decision to part with your money and consume their products. I am particularly thinking of anything that is physically swallowed such as foods, herbal remedies, and pharmaceuticals. It is really worth considering the Wisdom of Solomon particularly enlightening in the Amplified Version.
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If you need wisdom all you need to do is ask
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.
This Bible verse of the day is an inspirational quote about wisdom that is great to memorise.
This is a scripture of great encouragement whenever we are at a loss to know what to do about anything. Do you need help in running your business? Do you need help in parenting your children? Do you need help to deal with a particularly difficult work colleague? Maybe you and your spouse are not getting on. This scripture from the letter of James will help you.
This promise from the Word of God is that God will generously give us wisdom whenever we ask. What is wisdom? I believe that it is an inspired insight from God for a particular situation.
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Being fruitful is rewarding
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness
The verse of the day is a scripture about the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians 5: 22-23 are also wonderful bible verses about friendship.
Here the Apostle Paul is writing to the Christian believers at Galatia encouraging them to not be trapped into thinking that God requires religious rituals to be accepted by Him. He says that they are now under grace and not under law.
Paul begins to explain how Christians should now live and conduct themselves.
Firstly Paul says this:
For you, brothers, were called for freedom. Only don’t use your freedom for gain to the flesh, but through love be servants to one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14
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The word of God is living and active
For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and is able to discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
This scripture is particularly beautiful in the Amplified Bible which brings out the full, rich meaning.
For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 Amplified
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