God’s Word – He who pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor. Proverbs 21:21

Proverbs 21 Righteousness

Heavenly Father,
We love you and we lift our voices to worship you… O how our soul rejoices.  You satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. We thank you for you loving kindness.  We thank you for turning our sorrows to joy.  Great is your faithfulness your mercies are new every morning.  Let the words of our mouth and the meditations of our heart be acceptable, you Lord are our rock and redeemer.  Your daughters will forgive others as you have forgiven us.  Protect us father from the wiles of the enemy that no temptations would seize us beyond what we can bear, may we rest in the promise that you always provide a way out of the temptation.  When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers. Your daughters will pursue justice and mercy.  A man who strays from the path of understanding comes to rest in the company of the dead. We will embrace your word of truth so that we would not come to ruin like the fool.  He who loves pleasure will become poor; whoever loves wine and oil will never be rich.  Empower your daughters with diligent hands so that we may prosper for your Kingdom.  The wicked become a ransom for the righteous, and the unfaithful for the upright. Your word states you have ransomed your children from the grave, because your children are precious and honored in your sight and because  you love your children,  We hold to your word of hope that states: “I will give men in exchange for you, and people in exchange for your life.”  Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife.  We will not look to be quarrelsome or ill-tempered women, we ask that you place a guard over the doors of our lips. In the house of the wise are stores of choice food and oil, but a foolish man devours all he has. We will be good stewards with your provisions.  Your daughters will seek to pursue righteousness and love because it brings life, prosperity and honor.  We thank you Father for the gift of Jesus.  May we keep our eyes focused on Jesus the finisher of our faith who took on the pain and shame of our sins.  It is in Jesus name we pray…Amen! 
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance,
Love in Christ,
Jennifer Pettiford

Things to Consider:

He who loves pleasure will become poor
The wicked become a ransom for the righteous
Don’t be a quarrelsome and ill-tempered wife
Pursue righteousness and love it brings life, prosperity and honor