Growing up, on Sesame Street there was a sketch where the kid had to go to the grocery store so he made up a little song with his list, “A loaf of bread, a container of milk, and a stick o’ butter.” Maybe you hear it now too and like me, won’t be able to get it out of your head,
That’s what the writer of Proverbs is doing here. He’s giving a ‘shopping list’ so-to-speak of what one needs to get by in life. “Get the truth and don’t ever sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and discernment. (23:23).”
If you make sure those things are in your life’s ‘shopping cart’ I can assure you that you will be well on your way to living a life full of blessing and contentment. Remember Jesus told us that ‘the truth will set you free (John 8:32).” Now get out there and go shopping!
At least that’s how I see it.
I have to admit, I’m the type of driver who will come right up to someone’s bumper at a light in order to read what the bumper sticker says. I’ve seen some funny ones like “Like a roll of toilet paper, life goes faster near the end.” / “I had a handle on life but it broke.” / and “Honk if your horn works!”
Then there are the ones bragging of their child’s accolades, scholarships, schools of choice and blah, blah, blah… (if you have one on your car then I’m sure you have every reason to be proud!).
My point is this. No matter how you feel about that person’s bumper sticker, it’s there because of the pride that THEY have for that child. In Psalm 105:1 the writer declares to “give thanks to the Lord and proclaim his greatness. Let the whole world know what he has done.”
There is no doubt… God has, is, and is going to do great things. Why don’t we take that verse to heart and show some pride and tell others about it!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
At least that’s how I see it,