Today’s Passage – Proverbs 25 – 27 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)
Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Micah 6:8
Read the “0723 Evening and Morning” devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
“And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.” (Proverbs 27:27)
When I was around three months old, I was in and out of the Children’s Hospital in Washington D.C. with severe digestive problems. I had bleeding sores all down my esophagus and would stay up late screaming all night. The doctors were prescribing me with many different types of formulas, but none of them were working. After several tests being run, a stay in the NICU, and still no help, a lady at church told my mother about switching over to goat’s milk. My mother went and bought goat’s milk. That evening, my parents saw a difference! I began to sleep, my symptoms began to subside, and I became a completely different baby. My mother took me back to my pediatrician for a follow up appointment from the hospital. She told the doctor that she quit giving me the prescribed medications and the natural goat’s milk was working. The doctor became angry. He told my mother if we continued with the goat’s milk, it was going to kill me due to an excessive amount of calcium the milk contained. He did some blood work and told my mother to stop using the goat’s milk immediately. She left the doctor and went home crying, not knowing what to do. She thought she found the answer in goat’s milk, but was torn with the doctor saying it would kill me. She called her mother and told her what the doctors said. My grandmother told her to read her Bible and ask the Lord what to do. My mother hung up the phone, sat down and prayed. She opened her Bible to a random spot and began reading Proverbs 27. In verse 27, she read, And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens. She was young at the time and didn’t even know goat’s milk was in the Bible. She immediately began to cry, knowing God had spoken to her through His Word. She called her parents and told them what God had shown her and decided to stick with the goats milk. She proved the doctors wrong and it helped my body. She would use goat’s milk for all her children from then on.
In that time, my mother didn’t have an answer to our problems, but she went straight to God and He showed her the answer. When we go through confusing or troubling times and don’t know what to do, we must go to God! Through prayer and reading, God will make Himself known and will guide us to the right answer. This world will go through struggles and try to find their “answer,” but will find nothing. We have the answer! We have God!
Maybe today we need to remember when we go through confusing times, we must remember that God will always show us the answers!
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