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Jan 15

Daniel Fast Devotion - Day 6

Posted on January 15, 2020 at 2:06 PM by Shiloh Baptist Church

Remnant Prudence: 
“Knowing what and when to share precious information as well as who travels with you.”
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Day 6

Read: Nehemiah 2:12-16

Key Verses: 
“12 Then I arose in the night, I and a few men with me; I told no one what my God had put in my heart to do at Jerusalem; nor was there any animal with me, except the one on which I rode…”  “16 And the officials did not know where I had gone or what I had done; I had not yet told the Jews, the priests, the nobles, the officials, or the others who did the work.” Nehemiah 2:12; 16 (NKJV)

Key Reflection: 
vv. 12, 16 As Christians we need to know when to share information and when to ponder it in our hearts and share with no one but God.  Thus, we must use biblical discernment.  We must seek wisdom from the Lord in all situations.  For Proverbs 12:23 states, “Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,” (New American Standard Bible), meaning we are to seek God in what to do, who to talk to, and what to say.  He will give us the wisdom to know how to handle the situation or circumstance; if we but ask, (James 1:5). 

Thought: 
You cannot learn Godly wisdom in a University and get a degree in it. It can only come to a heart in right relationship with God. “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing” (Socrates). When you think about it, that principle applies to prudence and discretion too. 

Prayer:
Father, your word declares we do not receive because we ask amiss.  Please Lord, help us to ask in a way that fulfills your will for whatever the situation is that we are experiencing or assisting others in dealing with. 

Question:
Are we seeking God first in all things, listening carefully, and proceeding with discretion/prudence in sharing information with those who travel with us? 

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