Monday, January 10, 2011
What have you learned from your mistakes?
So today is Monday all over again, & I'm thanking God for it! Today was not promised to me and my loved ones, the simple fact that we are still here is taken as great blessings. Despite how thankful I am, I am still a sinner saved by grace. Today my devotion has led me to proverbs 5, let's look.
Proverbs 5: 21 The Lord watches a man's ways. He studies all of his paths. 22 A sinner is trapped by his own evil acts. He is held tight by the ropes of his sins. 23 He will die because he refused to be corrected. His sins will capture him because he was very foolish.
We all have sinned and will continue to sin in some form or fashion but the scripture challenges us to change, allow ourselves to be corrected and to learn from our former failures. So I ask you rhetorically what have you learned from your mistakes, what have you learned from your sins? History teaches us that if you have not learned from something chances are you will repeat that act or action in the future. However if you do learn you will avoid those mistakes in the future. So again I ask what have you learned from your mistakes?
Dear God, today we just ask that you teach, correct and guide us. In Jesus name Amen.