Planning For Peace

by Chuck Adair on January 05, 2022

Planning For Peace

Proverbs 12:14-28

 From the fruit of his mouth a man is satisfied with good,
    and the work of a man's hand comes back to him.
15  The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
    but a wise man listens to advice.
16  The vexation of a fool is known at once,
    but the prudent ignores an insult.
17  Whoever speaks  the truth gives honest evidence,
    but a false witness utters deceit.
18  There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,
    but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
19  Truthful lips endure forever,
    but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20  Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
    but those who plan peace have joy.
21  No ill befalls the righteous,
    but the wicked are filled with trouble.
22  Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD,
    but those who act faithfully are his delight.
23  A prudent man conceals knowledge,
    but the heart of fools proclaims folly.
24  The hand of the diligent will rule,
    while the slothful will be put to forced labor.
25  Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,
    but a good word makes him glad.
26  One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor,  
    but the way of the wicked leads them astray.
27  Whoever is slothful will not roast his game,
    but the diligent man will get precious wealth. 
28  In the path of righteousness is life,
    and in its pathway there is no death.

Today’s Truth

Planning for peace, which leads to joy, is active. Peace doesn't just accidentally happen to you. The entire Bible is God's plan to restore peace with humankind through Jesus. A proper response to that is not passivity. It's a daily decision to jump in on God's continuing plan!

Discussion Questions
  1. What is your plan for peace in your life? What is a deliberate, intentional step you can take to allow God’s Spirit to develop His fruit more abundantly in your life?

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