“Drown out the noise of evil and fleshly desires so that you can hear His voice.”~TB
In today’s world, so many voices, opinions, perspectives, and the like can overtake the mind, leading you to feel overwhelmed, confused, and off task. Choose carefully the voices you allow in your head, as they are not created equal. Some will tell you that evil is good. Some will tell you that you’ll always be your past. Some will outright lie! Friends, remember that in this world, we still have to be mindful of the things we can and cannot see. If the opinions and voices of others is a foothold for you, rest assured the devil will pour salt in that wound. Rather than succumb to it, remember the voice that truly matters.
If you allow Him, God will reveal the tricks and traps that can snare you into neutral territory. One of the biggest things that you must do each and every day is to quiet the noise of your life so that you can hear the gentle voice of God. He will never forcefully shout to get your attention, which is why you must seek, ask, and listen. Sometimes we can get so caught up looking for our answers, we fail to listen to the best answers, His. So leave the confused thinking behind, the voices and opinions of society at the door, and rely on the voice that knows best. When you drown out the nonsense that is a byproduct of living in the world, then you can discern how to walk and live in step with God’s will for your life.
Are you ready to drown out the nonsense and listen to the Truth?
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1 Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.
2Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.
3People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD .
4 Wealth makes many “friends”; poverty drives them all away.
5A false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape.
6 Many seek favors from a ruler; everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts!
7The relatives of the poor despise them; how much more will their friends avoid them! Though the poor plead with them, their friends are gone.
8 To acquire wisdom is to love yourself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will be destroyed.
10 It isn’t right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes!
11 Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs.
12 The king’s anger is like a lion’s roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping.
14 Fathers can give their sons an inheritance of houses and wealth, but only the LORD can give an understanding wife.
15 Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.
16 Keep the commandments and keep your life; despising them leads to death.
17 If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD — and he will repay you!
18 Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise you will ruin their lives.
19 Hot-tempered people must pay the penalty. If you rescue them once, you will have to do it again.
20 Get all the advice and instruction you can, so you will be wise the rest of your life.
21 You can make many plans, but the LORD ’s purpose will prevail.
22Loyalty makes a person attractive. It is better to be poor than dishonest.
23 Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.
24 Lazy people take food in their hand but don’t even lift it to their mouth.
25 If you punish a mocker, the simpleminded will learn a lesson; if you correct the wise, they will be all the wiser.
26 Children who mistreat their father or chase away their mother are an embarrassment and a public disgrace.
27 If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will turn your back on knowledge.
28 A corrupt witness makes a mockery of justice; the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Punishment is made for mockers, and the backs of fools are made to be beaten.