Hello everyone. How are you? During the month I like to read a chapter from the book of Proverbs in hopes of being upright and wise in my daily life. Of course the entire Bible is full of hope and wisdom in itself. Why do I strive to read this every month, because I’m a person who needs wisdom like a fish needs water. I just thought I’d share a couple of highlights with you from chapters one, two, and three.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instructions.” – Proverbs 1:7 KJV
Fear? Such an interesting word and concept. I was explaining this to one of the young people at my church the other week. When one hears “fear” they often think of being afraid, scared. But in this scripture, fear actually means “respect”. God doesn’t wish for us to be terrified of him, but rather to follow Him and love Him because we want to. To fear the Lord is to have a respect for Him. To respect what He can do. To respect what He has done. To respect His ways.
When we accept His and knowledge, we have the strength to stand against wickedness.
“When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: to deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths: to deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.” – Proverbs 2: 10- 17 KJV
“Happy is the man that finders wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.” – Proverbs 3:13 KJV
Every good messaged song that rings through my ear, every daily devotion and lesson I study and absorb, every time I’m in communication with The Father puts me in a pleasant mood. Even if it’s just for a few minutes doing these activities, such activities can put you in a good mood for the rest of your day.
I encourage you all to read from the book of Proverbs, and the entire Bible for yourself. You may find something in there that can help you. Something that can help you.