Proverbs in 365 Devotions

February 1

Proverbs 3:4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.


It's About Relationship

Robin Aylor

Solomon has been writing to his Son about remembering his words and keeping them from the heart… how they are important things for living life and being successful to reach your Creators purpose for not only Solomon's son but you and I. Life revolves around relationships. Humans can only have meaningful relationships with other humans and with our Creator, in whose image we were made. That's how God made us.
 
Do you remember our last devotion and how Jesus spoke about the two greatest commandments?

As we read it again notice that its all about relationships. 
Matthew 22:36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and first commandment. 39 And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.”
 
Solomon gave his son good counsel… wise words to be used in relationship with God and others throughout life. As we journey through Proverbs, let’s keep an eye out for good relationship counsel.
 
Here’s a partial list of the topics that are discussed in Proverbs:
Controlling Anger, Gossip, Slander, Greed and Hate… How should we to Relate to Authority… Dealings in Business, Relationships with friends and family, Borrowing/Lending, Diligence and work ethics, Self Discipline, Honesty, Cheating, Loyalty, Deceit, Speaking, Being Silent, Listening, Loving, Standing up for those who cannot defend themselves, Being Fair, Helping the Poor, dealing with our Pride, Humility, Rebellion, Reproof, Regarding our Plans, Happiness, Goals, Our Heart, Sin, Confession, Peace, Avoiding Adultery, Following after Righteousness, and Wisdom.

I’ll read today's verse again… Proverbs 3:4 So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.

We will experience good relationships with God and man as Jesus and the cross are unpacked; as we remember his words and joyfully keep them… and as the heart of God is taught to us from his Word by his Spirit and applied in our lives.