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Daily Devotional – May 21




“I said, NO!”

Parents with children around ages one or two know that one of the most common words to your vocabulary becomes “no.” 

Get used to it for the next 15-20 years.   

When a very young King Solomon assumed the throne he pointed out the obvious to God:

I Kings 3:7 & 9 And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I [am but] a little child: I know not [how] to go out or come in…Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

Solomon was wise enough at 18 years to recognize that he didn’t have the maturity to know when to get out of the rain, much less guide his people in in the right direction.  Solomon was smart enough to realize that itt is a mark of maturity to know the difference between right and wrong:

Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Immaturity is rampant.  There are many adult children who fail to realize they lack wisdom, much less have the ability to discern right from wrong.   

As we mature in the Lord, discernment will become easier.  Till then, get used to hearing “no!”


May 21, 2007 - Posted by | Daily Devotional

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