The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water,
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love,
but a faithful man who can find?
The righteous who walks in his integrity
— blessed are his children after him!
Who can say, “I have made my heart pure;
I am clean from my sin”?
The glory of young men is their strength,
but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.
— Proverbs 20 (excerpts)
Yes, even as we speak, do we know what we’re asking for?
What is in our hearts?
Do we even know?
Lord, You see all of this.
May You continue Your work, and show us who we are. (Psalm 139: 23-24)
Teach us and lead us, Father.
To know ourselves, and our purpose.
Matthew Henry on Proverbs 20:
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