Thursday, November 8, 2012

Provverbs 1:1-4 Give me wisdom, LORD!

If I ever needed wisdom, I need it now! So I am thrilled to know that when I ask for it, God is ready to pour it on:

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5)

So, I’ve decided to delve into the book of wisdom, Proverbs. When Solomon became king, he asked the LORD for wisdom, and the LORD gave it abundantly! Solomon was known as the wisest man in the world. These sayings of Solomon, who wrote the majority of the book, are practical, for living life in the real world.

The book is meant to provide advice to young people. In fact, we’ll see that Solomon directed these words to his son. Jon Courson reminds us that the book was written before Solomon ”would forsake his own wisdom in an attempt to find satisfaction in partying, material possessions, women, and intellectualism – only to conclude it was all empty.”

So, because I’m still yearning to actually come to the point in my life where I could be considered “wise” (at 62 you’d think I’d be a little closer, wouldn’t you???), I’m diving in to see what I can glean from God’s Word!

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

for attaining wisdom and discipline;
 for understanding words of insight;
for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life,
   doing what is right and just and fair;
for giving prudence to the simple,
 knowledge and discretion to the young— (Proverbs 1:1-4)

I don’t know about you, but I’m at a place where I really need to know what is the right, just, and fair thing TO DO! Sometimes I seem to know the right thing to SAY, but I’m desperate to know the right thing to DO! So, my ears are pricking up, and I’m going to apply myself to actively listening, then with God’s help, actually DOING what God says! Anyone else up for the challenge?  

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