Well, it's been a few days. I'm sorry about that. We had our vision casting service on Sunday, and I'm in the middle of finals for school. Who would have thought a Bible major needed to know about Meteorology. Hope you have had a blessed day. Go ahead and read Proverbs 2, my comments will be at the end.
Proverbs Ch. 2:
1. My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you, 2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; 4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5Then you will discern the fear of the Lord And discover the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. 9Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; 11 Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things; 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil; 15 Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways; 16 To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words; 17 That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God; 18 For her house sinks down to death
And her tracks lead to the dead; 19 None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life. 20 So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it; 22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.
I know I always say this, but Proverbs 2 is a great chapter that contrasts those who see and pursue wisdom vs. those who do not. If you consider yourself born again, a follower of Jesus, then you should most assuredly be pursuing wisdom and understanding. We can love the Lord and be faithful in all areas, but if we do not have wisdom, then what use is our faith? That may sound harsh (because it is, I guess), but our faith in God should be more than simple "fire insurance"-we must be working to fulfill the Great Commission-without having wisdom, this is very difficult. Wisdom teaches us what to say and when to say it. Of course, the number one place for wisdom is God's Word, We must spend time reading it and praying, asking God to give us wisdom and discernment.