Thursday, March 14, 2024

Desire Goodness, and Favor Will Find You

                                          (Which one is the world's most interesting man?)

It's Thursday evening, and I am in Proverbs chapter 11.

7:30 PM.

Every proverb is a meal, to be slowly digested, and assimilated into the heart until it becomes the heart.

Here are some thoughts on 11:27. Which says,

Whoever seeks good finds favor, 
but evil comes to one who searches for it.

If you have to search for favor, then you are on the lowest level of influence. Stagnate on this level, and bad things happen. You become, to others, an irritant, an annoyance.

Seek goodness, not reward. Seek goodness, not acknowledgement. 

Stop eyeballing favor! It's like growing spiritual fruit. Do not try to do this. Instead, focus on the connection.

The proverb says, seek goodness, not favor. Focus on that. Don't look to make favor happen. 

Stay attached to goodness. 

A heart that seeks after goodness is private. It does not live to be admired. The result will be, over time, that the Lord's favor will find you.