Buy truth

Buy the truth and sell it not; not only that, but also get discernment and judgment, instruction and understanding. (Book of Proverbs, Chapter 23, Verse 23, Amplified Version)

Oh, Lord, help me fathom this one. I need to understand the truth and I really, really need discernment and judgment. I need to hear good and timely instruction. I need to acquire understanding.

Wow, it seems a likely answer to this one has come. Its like the Guided Decision in Andy Andrews’ Mastering the Seven DecisionsI will seek wisdom! Andy says read a lot. Seek good counsel. Talk to smart people. So Lord, please guide me to the right books, the right counsel and the right people!

In case you are interested, here is a list of the Seven Decisions:

  • The Responsible Decision: The buck stops here. I accept responsibility for my past. I am responsible for my success. I will not let my history control my destiny.
  • The Guided Decision: I will seek wisdom.
  • The Active Decision: I am a person of action.
  • The Certain Decision: I have a decided heart. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint have no power over me.
  • The Joyful Decision: Today I will choose to be happy.
  • The Compassionate Decision: I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit.
  • The Persistent Decision: I will persist without exception.

Be blessed!


Diamond talk

Proverbs 8 (Amplified Bible)

All the words of my mouth are righteous (upright and in right standing with God); there is nothing contrary to truth or crooked in them.

What a daunting standard! If this had been without exception my code of verbal conduct my entire life, how much better off would I be now?!! I’d have more friends. I’d be healthier. I’d be wealthier. I’d be more successful in every way. I pray that from this moment forward this will be my standard, the diamond standard of speech. I pray that every time I begin to formulate an utterance in my mind that is contrary to this standard, the Holy Spirit will warn me, strongly (because I can be self absorbed), to erase that thought and come out with something much superior or if not, nothing at all.