26 Evil plans are an abomination to the LORD, but pleasant words are pure. 27 He who profits illicitly troubles his own house, but he who hates bribes will live. 28 The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things. 29 The LORD is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous. 30 Bright eyes gladden the heart; good news puts fat on the bones. 31 He whose ear listens to the life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise. 32 He who neglects discipline despises himself, but he who listens to reproof acquires understanding. 33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.
This passage urges care when we pray. We should be careful when we pray not to be vile, or vindictive. We should not pray for things that we know God does not want.
Don't you love this line, "good news puts fat on the bones." Make your prayers good news, make yourself and God fat today.
Pray for these leaders and workshop/tracks at GodBlogCon today:
- Keynote Panel: Hugh Hewitt, Mark Roberts, John Mark Reynolds, Tod Bolsinger
- Christian Home School Blogging: Matt Anderson