Today’s Tasting: Proverbs 4-6
Proverbs 4 teaches the importance of gaining wisdom. With wisdom comes many benefits. Wisdom preserves (guards, protects, maintains) us. Wisdom keeps (fulfills, promises, observes, to take care of) us. Wisdom promotes (to advance in rank or honor, contribute to growth or prosperity, to launch) us. Wisdom brings grace (freedom from sin, approval, acceptance, attractiveness). In verse 13 it says not to let go of wisdom for it is our life.
Proverbs 5 warns against adultery and its consequences. This is where wisdom, understanding, and knowledge, persevere to bring good judgement. The path of adultery is unstable and the end is bitter. We are to stay far from it, not to even go near the door. Sin consumes the mind with wrong thinking and can bring destruction and total ruin if given into its ways.
Proverbs 6 teaches to avoid surety (ties, guarantor for another person) putting yourselves up for collateral, liability for the debts of others. Also we are not to be lazy or a sluggard. Laziness brings need and poverty.
Verses 16-19 provides us with a list of the things that are abominations to the Lord – things He hates—things that have the potential to destroy society by misusing the good capacities of eyes, tongue, hands, feet, heart, witness and confidence.
Today’s Nourishment: Gaining wisdom and understanding, I believe, is probably one of the most important parts of our walk with God. It is the well-spring of life. In the 9th chapter of Ecclesiastes it says wisdom is better than strength and wisdom is better than weapons of war. Our Father loves us so much that a lot of His teachings revolved around wisdom. I feel He knew if we could ever grasp that we would truly know the covering it brings. Psalm 25:4 says, “Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths.” All throughout the scriptures we are taught that through wisdom and understanding we can discern that right path God has in store for us. His ways are our life path and that path is abundant life.
I encourage us all to allow the wisdom of God and His Word to consume our eyes, tongue, hands, feet, heart, witness, and confidence, so that we can live out the Christ life to our full potential and to help in not letting sin ensnare us.
Share with us, in what ways do you seek God’s wisdom, understanding, and knowledge?
Tomorrow’s Delight: Proverbs 7-9
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Carolyn Marlowe says
Tammy, I ask the Lord for wisdom often. He said if we would ask that He would give it. I am trusting that as I ask, He gives.