Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 11 – 12
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 12:9 – “Better is he that is lightly esteemed, and hath a servant, Than he that honoreth himself, and lacketh bread.”
Our verse that we have above is an example of a “better…than” form of Proverb.
It is a form of contrast. It gives us what would be the positive over the negative thought, action, or lifestyle.
In this particular proverb, it contrasts a “nobody,” so to speak, that has a servant with a person who puts on airs and great displays, yet they do not even have the ability to put bread on the table to eat.
This has a tendency to fly in the face of the modern concept to “fake it until you make it.” The ultimate end of those who use pretense and arrogance is one of destruction.
Prayer: Father, teach me true humility – the kind that Your Son displayed while here on earth. May I walk like Him today. Amen.