Day 112, April 22, 2021
Scriptures: Joshua 9-10, Proverbs 22
“The Israelites sampled their provisions but did not inquire of the Lord.” (Joshua 9:14)
The Israelites sampled the provisions and bought into the ruse. The Gibeonites had tricked the Israelites into believing they were from a distant country. This failure to seek the Lord, will provide problems in the near future.
We often find ourselves in difficult situations because we do just what the Israelites did, they did not inquire of the Lord.
A whole book is written on the wisdom of seeking the Lord. In our Proverbs reading today, “Proverbs 22:17–19 “The words of the wise: Incline your ear and hear my words, and apply your mind to my teaching; 18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. 19 So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today—yes, to you.”
Seek the Lord, seek His wisdom and truth!
Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.