Today's Verse: Proverbs 6:28

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?
— Proverbs 6:28

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

I don't know about where you are, but this time of year, it's really hot in Texas. You don't have to worry about hot coals; just try the sidewalk. But this reminder about scorching coals is sure good for me. We get to feeling so strong inside spiritually, or we get seduced by a "favorite" temptation, and we decide we can flirt with what is sinful. But the Holy Spirit reminds us through the Wise Man that when we flirt with evil and when we willingly expose ourselves to temptation, we are eventually going to get burned.

My Prayer...

Almighty God, loving Father, and tender Shepherd, please forgive me. I confess that sometimes I allow myself to flirt with what is not wholesome, right, and holy. Thank you for delivering me so often from my stupidities in this area and bless me with strength and renewed conviction as I seek to offer myself fully and completely to you and as I seek to flee what is dangerous and sinful. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Illustration of Proverbs 6:28 — Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.