Monday, August 23, 2021

Daily Devotion: A Righteous Perspective

Bible Reading: Proverbs 23:1-15

Key Verse: Verse 7 - “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee."

Key Words: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he

During WW II General Creighton Abrams found himself and his troops surrounded on all sides. With characteristic optimism he told his officers, “Men, for the first time in the history of this campaign, we are now in a position to attack the enemy in any direction!”

A young couple rented a vacation cottage for a week. One afternoon the husband looked out a window at the swimming pool and exclaimed, “Let’s change our clothes and go get some exercise!" His wife, who was washing the dishes in the kitchen and looking out the window watching some people play tennis, quickly agreed. While she dressed for a tennis match, he put on his swimming trunks. The window a person chooses to look out at the world often determines that individual’s perception of reality.

It’s something like what Coach John McKay of USC said to his team after they had been humiliated 51-0 by Notre Dame. McKay came into the locker room and saw a group of beaten worn-out and thoroughly depressed young football players who were not accustomed to losing. He stood up on a bench and said, “Men, let’s keep this in perspective. There are 800 million Chinese who don’t even know this game was played.” That’s what you call perspective.

What to do:
✞ If you keep your heart in the right place, you'll have little trouble keeping a righteous perspective.

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