Monday Manna - God's Shopping List

I am hosting Monday Manna today, where we meet to together to study a portion of God's Word. You may link to your blog with thoughts on this verse (with the Linky at the bottom of this page), or you may add a comment.

"Buy the truth and sell it not;
also wisdom and instruction, and understanding."
(Proverbs 23:23, KJV)

'Tis the season for shopping. Anyone who has ventured to the malls in the last few weeks will experience the crazy experience of people spending their savings (or going into debt) on gifts for Christmas.

When my children were young, we gave them $10 and let them loose in the dollar store. They loved it! They could buy something for everyone in the family all by themselves. As they got older and got jobs, they realized how hard it was to to earn money. They were able to buy more valuable gifts, and they became more particular of the quality and durability of their purchases.

Today's verse is talking about buying some things much more valuable and durable than video games or leather coats. We can't buy them with money or even credit. We buy these with our time and hearts. We buy them with our lives.

(eternal facts about God)

"All things were made by Him." (John 1:3)
"The LORD our God is holy" (Psalm 99:9)
"For God so loved the world." (John 3:16)
"I will come again." (John 14:3)

(applying God's will to our lives)

"Love your enemies" (Luke 6:27)
"Forgiving one another" (Eph. 4:32)
"Take no thought for tomorrow." (Matt. 6:34)
"A soft answer turns away wrath." (Prov. 15:1)

(lessons from God's Word)

"Search the Scriptures" (John 5:39)
"Thy Word is lamp unto my feet." (Psalm 119:105)
"Obey them that have the rule over you" (Heb. 13:17)
"Observe to do according to all that is written therein" (Joshua 1:9)

Have you been looking for

God said,
"Ask, and ye shall be given you,
Seek, and ye shall find,
Knock, and it shall be opened unto you."
(Luke 11:9)


Joanne Sher said...

There is SO much worth buying from God. Great post, Vonnie!

Wanda said...

Love how you brought this passage to life.


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