[Each chapter in the Book of Proverbs contains thoughts that fit into a theme; they are not just random thoughts gathered together. In this “Saturday In The Proverbs” series, I will share a theme that I see in each chapter. But the cool thing about God’s Word is that you may see an entirely different theme. That’s great! If you do, I would love for you to share it in the comments below.]
If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small (Proverbs 24:10).
There are blessings that will come in no other way than for a man or woman to let God forge steel-like character in them.
A man of steeled character…
…doesn’t try to go along with those who cut corners (vv. 1-2, 15), but builds his foundation on godly wisdom and righteousness (vv. 3-4).
…seeks counsel from other wise people (vv. 5-8).
…stands strong in times of adversity (v. 10).
…rescues those heading toward destruction (vv. 11-12).
…knows the boundaries and the blessings of temperance (vv. 13-14).
…isn’t kept down when he stumbles, and never rejoices when others stumble (vv. 16-18).
…never frets because of evil people (vv. 19-22).
…is fair, impartial, and just (vv. 23-26).
…has an outstanding work ethic (v. 27), unlike the one lacking in character (vv. 30-34).
…doesn’t slander others nor try to “get even” with someone who attacked him (vv. 28-29).
Are you willing to let God forge steel-like character in you?