Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 1 Number 15 “Ten Things You Will Never Regret” July 18, 2018
Listen, I have never met anyone who has lived so well that he or she doesn’t have a regret or two or more along the way. Every one of us easily sins, every one of us easily makes choices with poor judgment at times. Every one of us easily makes mistakes along the way.
On the other hand there is such a blessing that comes when we come through a particular experience and look back with no regrets. I found something really interesting in Karen’s Bible study journal. At Proverbs 22:1, she shared a little article “Ten Things You Will Never Regret.” She doesn’t know who wrote this, but it meant a lot to her. I am happy to share it with you today.
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches and loving favor rather than silver and gold” (Proverbs 22:1).
Karen wrote: “Ten Things You Will Never Regret”
1. You will never regret showing kindness to an older person.
2. You will never regret offering an apology that will save a friendship.
3. You will never regret destroying a letter written in anger.
4. You will never regret helping a boy or girl find the right direction for life.
5. You will never regret taking time to show consideration to parents and friends, brothers and sisters.
6. You will never regret refraining from gossip when others around you delight in it.
7. You will never regret stopping a scandal that was ruining a good reputation.
8. You will never regret refusing to do something wrong even though others around you are doing it.
9. You will never regret living according to Biblical convictions.
10. You will never regret accepting the Word of God on any question or command.
Michael’s observation: While neither Karen nor I know the identity of who authored this little article, it so blessed Karen’s life that she copied it and posted it alongside Proverbs 22:1. Solomon spoke of choosing a good name as well as loving favor over great riches as well as silver and gold. A good name and loving favor are associated with no regrets, while the pathway to great riches is often lined with many regrets. We need to ask the Lord to help us to keep our priorities right and live with no regrets.