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Proverbs 24 - Key

v10

[If] thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength [is] small.

About the day of adversity, I think of times when we're tempted to sin. When we know something would be wrong, we should have the strength to do what's right instead of fainting and giving in.

Application

v33
[Yet] a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:

When my alarm clock went off this morning, I knew I really should just get up, but I felt really tired, and I thought it wouldn't make any difference if I just slept for a few more minutes. I thought I hit the snooze button on my alarm clock, but then I ended up sleeping for a lot longer. Afterward, I couldn't figure out why it never went off again. I think I hit the wrong button.

That was an example of a time of adversity, a little battle I had about whether I was going to do what was right or wrong. On those future mornings, I'll remember to show inner strength against adversity by not fainting like that when I should get up.

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