One of the suggested lectionary readings from the Bible for today is Proverbs 17. These sayings contain wisdom for life. I invite you to read these over and choose one to guide how you live out today.
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet
than a house full of feasting, with strife.
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
but the Lord tests the heart.
A wicked person listens to deceitful lips;
a liar pays attention to a destructive tongue.
Eloquent lips are unsuited to a godless fool-
how much worse lying lips to a ruler!
A bribe is seen as a charm by the one who gives it;
they think success will come at every turn.
Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs
than a fool bent on folly.
Evil will never leave the house
of one who pays back evil for good.
Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
A friend loves at all times,
and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Prayer for Today
God of all true wisdom, help us this day to discern what is true. May your truth guide our lives. Help us to gracefully and lovingly point others to the ultimate truth - Jesus the Christ. We pray this in his strong name. Amen.