A taste of FAITH, a touch of LAUGHTER.
Day 1 of Proverbs, March 2, 2013
“THE PROVERBS (truths obscurely expressed, maxims, and parables) of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight,
Receive instruction in wise dealing and the discipline of wise thoughtfulness, righteousness, justice, and integrity,
That prudence may be given to the simple, and knowledge, discretion, and discernment to the youth–
The wise also will hear and increase in learning, and the person of understanding will acquire skill and attain to sound counsel [so that he may be able to steer his course rightly]–
That people may understand a proverb and a figure of speech or an enigma with its interpretation, and the words of the wise and their dark sayings or riddles.
The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning and the principal and choice part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; but fools despise skillful and godly Wisdom, instruction, and discipline.” (Proverbs 1:1-7 AMP)
I so want to be able to understand, to have insight, to deal wisely with matters, to grow in discernment, “to steer my course rightly”. This kind of knowledge starts with God, though, because God Himself is Wisdom.
If I am not spending time with God, how will I learn His wisdom? If I am not believing God and trusting in His goodness, how will I ever enjoy the blessings of His promises? If I do not heed godly counsel from wise brothers and sisters in Christ, then I may be making a foolish choice, by stubbornly following my own path, to my own destruction.
“Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices.” (Proverbs 1:31 AMP)
Sometimes I am drifting because I am not spending that time seeking God in certain aspects of my life. That is also foolish, because He has a wealth of wisdom to offer! Scripture, the bible, is full of His truth and is given for our instruction and correction, so I am a fool to ignore it! I need to allow the Spirit of God and the truth of His word, His message to us, to work change in me where it is needed.
“But whoso hearkens to me [Wisdom] shall dwell securely and in confident trust and shall be quiet, without fear or dread of evil. ” (Proverbs 1:33 AMP)
To be without fear or dread of evil is the result of listening to God, hearing His wisdom, and knowing His promises. That is where I want to be. Evil may certainly come, but fear and dread are banished by trust in God, and are replaced by quiet calm and confidence in Him. I have experienced this. I know it to be true.
So much more to learn! May I be teachable!
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