#day16 Complete! 🕯️Favorite Devotional Part:🕯️ Do you long to #knowgodbetter? Would you like to be wiser, more skilful and to have more knowledge and understanding? I would like to #encourage you to make a daily habit of reading #godsword. The writer of #proverbs urges, ‘store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding… For wisdom will enteryour heart’ (vv.1–2,10). What do you need to do? You need to ‘store up’ God’s words within you (v.1). You need to ‘accept’ (v.1), listen and apply (v.2), ‘call out’ (v.3) and ‘search’ (v.4). ‘Searching for it like a prospector panning for gold, like an adventurer on a treasure hunt’ (v.4, MSG). This takes time and commitment. Set aside a regular time to #readthebible and put it down in your schedule as a top priority.What does God promise if you do this? You will ‘find the knowledge of God’ (v.5). Because of God’s character he ‘gives wisdom’ and ‘understanding’ (v.6), ‘victory’ (v.7), protection (v.8) and ‘discretion’ (v.11). He promises that God will ‘keep his eye on’ you and ‘keep you from making wrong turns or following the bad directions’ (vv.8,12, MSG). Whatever is stored up in your heart will sooner or later be expressed by your words. Be careful what you look at, read and think about. Fill your heart with good things and you will think good thoughts, speak good words and #beargoodfruit (v.33). Jesus says, ‘Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. Good people bring good things out of the good stored up in them, and evil people bring evil things out of the evil stored up in them’ (vv.34–35). The context of Jesus’ teaching that ‘out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks’ is his teaching about the #holyspirit (as opposed to evil spirits). You cannot change your thought patterns on your own. You need the help of the Holy Spirit – filling you with his love and good fruit. 🗝️Favorite Passage(s)🗝️: Proverbs 2:1-11 KJV . . . . . . #youversion #bibleinoneyear #god #bibleinoneyear2017 #servehim #fixyoureyesonhim #bible #god #readthebible #scripture #bibleinayear #accountable #jesus #biblechallenge #bibleinoneyearchallenge2017 #kjv #everyword

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