God’s Word – Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.  Proverbs 11:21

Proverbs 11- The Way of Grace

Heavenly Father,
Your word is perfect and flawless… Your wisdom is too high for us to understand.  Through you are grace and glory; Through you is love and faithfulness; Through you are riches and honor; Father you are our refuge and strength in times of trouble, even though the mountains may fall into the heart of the sea the earth quakes with their surging; and the waters foam and roar… You Father are with us; we thank you for your glory and presence in our lives; we thank you for your illuminations through the word of truth.  Thank you for your forgiveness of our transgressions/sins; may we love one another deeply and forgive mercifully.  Your word teaches us: If someone puts up security for a stranger, they will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.  A gracious woman gains honor, but violent women gain [only] riches. We will display kindness, a kind woman benefits herself, but a cruel woman brings disaster on herself.  The wicked earn an empty wage; we will be diligent in our work, compassionate in our demeanor and sow righteousness, your true reward. Genuine righteousness [leads] to life, but pursuing evil [leads] to death. We will pursue your righteousness Father because it leads to life.  Those with twisted minds are detestable to the LORD, but those with blameless conduct are Your delight.  Your daughters will conduct our selves with self-control. Your word assures us that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.  Thank you for you protection and provision you faithfully provide.  Thank you for your word that illuminates our lives, and by them your daughters are warned.  We thank you Lord for the victories you bring.  In Jesus name we pray…Amen!

Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,

Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:
• A gracious woman gains honor
• A kind woman benefits herself
• Genuine righteousness leads to life