“Where there is no vision the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Prov. 29:18
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
I find this verse interesting. I have heard it read many times, but unfortunately the second half of is something I don’t recall. That is because many people cut it off. Perhaps it is because they don’t see a need for it. It is interesting to note that the “unpopular” portion is the part that mentions keeping the law.
Here is where man’s rebellious tendencies creep in again. We are happy to hear that vision is important, but slow to mention that abiding by the law may have a part in that.
To chop God’s word apart is not only arrogant; it is counter productive. To receive only half of a revelation not only frustrates a hungry heart, but can halt growth. If we have God’s wisdom, let us be wise enough to learn from ALL of it—there is goodness in even the painful revelations.
My husband suffered from a foot injury a few weeks ago. He was in so much pain and discomfort that it was hard for him to appreciate the other functioning parts of his body and life. Although this pain was a setback and a temporary discomfort, I see how important happiness is to keeping your visions and goals intact. When your basic needs are not being met, the last thing you care to think about is checking off your “to do” list. This brings us back to the wisdom of Prov. 29:18. If we attain to be happy and healthy enough to have a clear vision for our lives—it would behoove us to take the scriptures and obey the commands that were set to help us live the best life we can. If you have been lacking in vision and direction, ask yourself if you are a rebellious person by nature. You may the very obstacle standing in the way of your own success.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I have lost my vision and inspiration. Search my heart and show me if there is a rebellious attitude or mindset that I am clinging onto. Lord, I want to be a success; for you, for my family and for myself. I cannot do this without obeying you. I realize now that only after my obedience will I see the fruit of the blessing. Help me to have a mind that does not get too ahead of myself. I am willing to obey your voice, Lord. Make me strong for today and even stronger for tomorrow as my commitment to this promise will be tested. In Jesus’ precious name, help me to grow up. Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan