Friends, we are traveling for our daughter’s wedding this week, and while I do have a tablet with me, my posts will likely be shorter (and possibly later) than usual.  

Our scripture this morning is Proverbs 16:1-3.

The plans of the mind belong to mortals, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

Proverbs bring us practical wisdom from God through faithful writers. Many of these are said to be from King Solomon, who asked God not for riches or power, but wisdom. In 1 Kings 3:9 we read “Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?” Solomon knew that wisdom and an understanding of the truth of God was necessary to be able to be the king the people needed. He committed his work to the Lord and God blessed his efforts.

Gracious God, we are grateful for the wisdom handed down to us through faithful followers. May we be wise and kind in our dealings with each other, looking to You for guidance. Amen.

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