Thursday, 6 July 2017

Wisdom Comes from the Lord

Proverbs 2:1-6

My son, if you accept my words
    and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
    and applying your heart to understanding—
indeed, if you call out for insight
    and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
    and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom;
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.


“My son,”…. Solomon wrote these words centuries ago to instruct his son. Being the wisest man in all the earth, he was qualified to teach about wisdom, because he knew that his wisdom was from the Lord, and the above verses are precisely how he acquired it. God gave him wisdom because he desired it above all else and asked for it in prayer. Though these are Solomon’s words to his son, as we read them today, we can almost hear the voice of God our Father speaking to us as to a beloved child - loving, caring, teaching, guiding, with our good in mind always!

“Believe and trust my words and live according to them. Remember them whenever the occasion demands. Seek to do what is right and best. Sincerely desire understanding and insight, seeking them as something of great value. If this is your attitude towards my words – if you do these things, then you will know God, understand Him and how He works, and be in awe of Him. Because it is the Lord who gives wisdom; His Word contains knowledge and understanding. It will give you good sense, good judgment, insight, intelligence and capability."


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