Proverbs 11: King James Bible
Seek what is Good – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter eleven, Verse 27
27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Seek what is Good
Ever notice how much fun mischief can be, when you’re the one causing the mischief? But it’s not too much fun when it comes back at you, is it?
It’s almost reversed in many cases, when we are talking about what’s good. It’s not always fun to do good for others, or even for yourself. When we seek what is good, we’re often times faced with sacrificing something, even our time.
But, when what’s good comes back our way, there’s a joy that reaches much deeper into the soul, than the fun of causing mischief can ever give. One profits the flesh yet damages the spirit. The other profits the spirit and also the flesh.
There’s a physical joy when we’re on the reception end of what’s good. But throughout my walk with the Lord for all these years, I’ve found that what I’d been lead to believe to be good, is either irrelevant or several degrees south of good, in the eyes of the Father.
And that’s what really matters isn’t it? To know and perform what is good by the Lord, and keep our eyes peeled, and our hopes on what is good from the Father?
If prayers were solid, the prayers where I asked things of the Lord that were outside of his will, could pile right up to the clouds. James mentions this, and were he here today, he’d say that I, “asked amiss.”
If we’re asking things of the Lord that are not his will, or are un-scriptural, chances are that they are either reactionary, or in behalf of the flesh, instead of the Spirit.
“I prayed for one million dollars, and I didn’t get it!” Well go figure… What’s good in our eyes, is most often not what’s good in the eyes of the Lord. One thing that I’ve learned to enhance prayer life, is to pray the things that the Lord finds to be good and acceptable.
And this won’t be done properly without a good reading and understanding of the Word of God. That’s one of the many reasons why the Father has preserved his Word. So that we can learn of him, get to know him, and learn the things to petition the Lord, as we find our place as Ambassadors for Christ.
Related New Testament Scripture
2 Corinthians 6: King James Bible
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. 18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
James 4: King James Bible
2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. 3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts. 4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Thank you again, for your Word and instruction. Help us Lord, to distinguish between our own fleshly desires, and the things that yearn from the spirit. Direct us Father, and lead us by your Holy Ghost in our prayer, and all that we do, so we stop asking amiss, and instead grab your attention with the things that are good in your eyes. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Ever notice that mischief is right on your heels, while you try and seek what is good?
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