14: Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give.
15: Through patient a ruler can be persuaded, and a gentle tongue can break a bone.
16: If you find honey, eat just enough — too much of it, and you will vomit.
17: Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house — too much of you, and he will hate you.
19: Like a bad both or a lame foot is reliance on the unfaithful in times of trouble.
20: Like one who takes away a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar poured on soda, is one who sings songs to a heavy heart.
21-22: If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you.
24: Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
28: Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control.
So many good verses in today’s QT, I thought I’d just type out some I liked the most.
I saw something on Facebook the other day talking about something along the lines of “it’s not that you’re asking favors of me that bothers me, it’s that you only seek me when you need favors from me.” It seems like a worldly saying. But I was like that’s so true, and it hurts when people do that to me, but I do that and have done that to other people. Is it just the way it is? It’s sad.
I am thankful and happy that I’m in a position where I can do favors for other people. But oh how much easier it would be for me do them the favors if these people who are asking me for help actually genuinely care about me even just tiniest bit. It’s cruel world. Everyone is after themselves, cares only about themselves, including myself, and there’s no hope for anything better without Jesus.
I’m genuinely sorry to so many people I have received so much help from that I cannot possibly repay in full for what they have done for me. I care about them, but at the same time, I have been unable to because so great is my debt to each one of them. It seems at certain point, it gets to be too much that I am unable to ask for any more help. I’ve been so busy getting my things taken care of, that I have not been able to take care of them. Perhaps this Christmas is the time.
Application: list everyone I’m greatly thankful to and plan something for them this Christmas