Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Sweet Sleep

“My daughter, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.  Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;  when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” Proverbs 3:21-22

What is the difference between sound judgment and discernment?  When I read what my Bible commentary said, I sat back in my chair and had a moment of reflection.  I would love to share that moment with you.

“Discernment (or discretion) is the ability God gives to many people to think and make correct choices.  Sound judgment, however, He gives ONLY to those who follow Him.  Sound judgment includes discernment, but goes beyond it.  It also includes the knowledge that comes from instruction, training, and discipline, and the insight that results from knowing and applying God’s truths.”

Dear FATHER, your Word says that the first step in learning is to hold your name in awe and wonder. What a reward you give your children when we bow down to your Lordship.  You are not only a Mighty King and Creator,  but you are a tender, loving and gracious Father who delights in giving us the wonderful gift of good sound judgment and discernment.  Lord, pour out your wisdom upon us and help us to be skilled at living today.  LORD, thank you that when we ask and receive Your wisdom, it is like an ornament of grace that is placed around our neck.  In Jesus’ Name I pray -  Amen.

“....when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”           Proverbs 3:21-24


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