Scripture Reading: Proverbs13:13-14
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Reflections: Any manufactured mechanical or electronic device comes with an operating manual. The manual contains details of operating procedures and maintenance mechanisms to guide owners and users. Failure to abide by these guidelines results in system malfunctions and consequent permanent damage. The writer of Proverbs introduces us to a more important operational manual in life: the WORD of God! He rightly concludes, just as is the case for all manufactured devices, that whoever despises it shall be destroyed. You are God’s creation and He has a standard operating procedure ( His WORD) to guide how you should live your life on this earth. How often do you consult this manual? How often do you abide by the terms of this manual? Your answers to these questions should help you know whether you are malfunctioning or not! It is important to stick to life’s standard operating procedure! You will be enabled to function effectively as designed by God. Paul sums it up all with the words “study to show yourself approved unto God….’-2 Tim 2:15)!
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to abide by your WORD which is the standard operating procedure for my life
Confession: I am guided by the WORD of God. It is and will remain the standard operating procedure for my life on this earth.