“Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Better to draw near in obedience than to offer the sacrifice as fools do, for they ignorantly do wrong. Do not be hasty to speak, and do not be impulsive to make a speech before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few. For dreams result from much work and a fool’s voice from many words. When you make a vow to God, don’t delay in fulfilling it, because He does not delight in fools. Fulfill what you vow. Better that you do not vow than that you vow and not fulfill it. Do not let your mouth bring guilt on you, and do not say in the presence of the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry with your words and destroy the work of your hands? For many dreams bring futility, so do many words. Therefore, fear God.
– Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
Whoever walks with the wise will become wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
– Proverbs 13:20
Streams in the Desert – L. B. Cowman
“The LORD is my strength” to go on. . He gives me the power to walk the long, straight, and level path, even . . . when my spirit is depressed with the terrible drudgery.
“The LORD is my strength” to go up. He is my power to climb the straight and narrow path . . .
“The LORD is my strength” to go down. It is often once I . . . begin to descend to the more confining, humid, and stifling heat of the valley below that my heart grows faint.
“The LORD is my strength” to sit still. To do nothing except sit still and wait requires tremendous strength.
“The LORD is my strength!” (Exodus 15:2)
Jesus Calling – Sarah Young
Rest with Me a little while. You have journeyed up a steep, rugged path in recent days. The way ahead is shrouded in uncertainty. Look neither behind you nor before you. Instead, focus your attention on Me, your constant Companion. Trust that I will equip you fully for whatever awaits you on your journey.