Get Bitter or Get Better

by Chuck Adair on January 10, 2022

Get Bitter or Get Better      

Proverbs 14:1–11

 The wisest of women builds her house,
    but folly with her own hands tears it down.
 Whoever walks in uprightness fears the LORD,
    but he who is devious in his ways despises him.
 By the mouth of a fool comes a rod for his back, 
    but the lips of the wise will preserve them.
 Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean,
    but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox.
 A faithful witness does not lie,
    but a false witness breathes out lies.
 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain,
    but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.
 Leave the presence of a fool,
    for there you do not meet words of knowledge.
 The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,
    but the folly of fools is deceiving.
 Fools mock at the guilt offering,
    but the upright enjoy acceptance. 
10  The heart knows its own bitterness,
    and no stranger shares its joy.
11  The house of the wicked will be destroyed,
    but the tent of the upright will flourish.

Today’s Truth

Only you and God know the condition of your heart. Only when you surrender your heart to Him will you know His love and His people.

Discussion Questions
  1. Is there bitterness in your heart? Prayerfully ask God to reveal it to you.
  2. Do you have a community of believers that loves you enough to call out sin in your life and rejoice with you over freedom from it?
  3. Do you have a friend that is in a difficult place right now? Are you "leaning in" to help, or are you stepping away to see how it turns out?

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