Daily Devotional – Obedience Provides a Reputation

By on June 24, 2021
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Ecclesiastes 7:1-8. I was once approached by a work colleague. Perplexed they said to me that they have noticed how they struggle to curse when in my company. A simple explanation, but what a great encouragement.

“A good name is better than fine perfume,
    and the day of death better than the day of birth.
It is better to go to a house of mourning
    than to go to a house of feasting,
for death is the destiny of everyone;
    the living should take this to heart.
Frustration is better than laughter,
    because a sad face is good for the heart.
The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning,
    but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.
It is better to heed the rebuke of a wise person
    than to listen to the song of fools.
Like the crackling of thorns under the pot,
    so is the laughter of fools.
    This too is meaningless.

Extortion turns a wise person into a fool,
    and a bribe corrupts the heart.

The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
    and patience is better than pride.”

The Holy Spirit encompasses you and where you are!

Wise people are those who chase after God’s heart and His will. Little to our knowledge as we chase after Him, God chisels us little by little into His likeness. While we focus our eyes on Him, God’s reflection in our eyes and soul grows bigger and stronger. Everyone can not mistake the presence of God around. you.

It is often said that when we come to the end of our lives, that our values change. One of the values that we cherish is our reputation. Our character has been evident to all that we see and meet each day, but now we understand how important it is and was.

In all that we do, we need to approach it with patience. God has the patience to see His work come to fruition in our lives, we should follow His prompting.

Let’s Pray

Dear Father, 

Thank you that You are creating a character and heart in me that represents You. I surrender my will and desires to You as I focus on You alone. Draw me closer toward You for the glory and honor of Your mighty name!

In Jesus Name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – Obedience Provides a Reputation