REPOST Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 19, 2013. Pastor Young is a graduate of University of Illinois (BS), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MA).
Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend
Proverbs 19:11, 18 (NIV)
“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense . . . Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.”
Are you an impatient person? Patience and wisdom are tied together here. We get into a lot of unnecessary heartaches because we are not patient with our words and our decisions. We don’t like waiting; we like our opinions heard and heard now. Be patient with someone today. Spend time asking for the wisdom to wait patiently.
Are you a parent? How are you at disciplining your children? You and I need much wisdom in this area. Pray for your kids tonight. Write out a prayer for each child. Ask God for insight in this area of disciplining your child.
Bible Reading for Today: Ezekiel 20
Prayer: Lord, teach me to patiently overlook an offense. Lord, help me to discipline my child (children) with love and wisdom. Amen.