Don’t you appreciate it when people treat you in the right way; when they are fair and just with you?   I love to be treated this way and hope I always treat others with these qualities.  In many ways, these character traits are the result of having wisdom and applying it.  So when Jesus says all the commandments are wrapped up in loving God and loving others, wisdom dictates that I will do so by treating them in the right, fair and just way even if it costs me personally.

In light of this, I want to encourage you to spend some time in the book of Proverbs during the month of June.   Proverbs 1:1-5 states the purpose of the Proverbs:  “These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.  Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,  to help them understand the insights of the wise.  Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,  to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.  Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser…”   Proverbs 1:1-5 NLT

There are 31 chapters in Proverbs; one for every day of the month.  I’d encourage you a chapter a day for an entire month several times a year.  As you read, ask God: “What do You want me to understand and apply?”  I believe this is a process that will help you gain wisdom which results in learning to do what is right, just and fair.  I realize June only has 30 days, so if you choose to do this – read Proverbs 31 on July 1st!

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have five grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Legacy Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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