An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Fulness of the Wisdom/Spirit

(Proverbs 2:10 KJV)  When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

Does this picture seem familiar?  “Wisdom” (2451) is being personified and personalized.  Remember that the Bible is a unified document even though it is written my many different people in many different ages.  Proverbs 1:23 talks about pouring the Spirit on us. 
(Proverbs 1:23 KJV)  Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
This is not NT language, it is Biblical language.  Wisdom and the Holy Spirit seem to go together.  We ask Jesus to “enter” (935) our “heart”.  It is part of wisdom entering out heart.

This presence of wisdom and the Spirit mean that we can begin to trust our gut.  Do you have times when you know something is right or wrong but you can’t write a detailed essay explaining it in logic terms?  It is possibly the leadership of an implanted wisdom/Spirit combo.  I assume that all of us have had experiences driving a car where we are able to drive well without thinking about it.  Our senses are trained to respond to triggers that alert our active attention.  Or consider that part of your nervous system that starts you hand retreating away from pain before your brain even knows it hurts. 

I don’t know the time-table for this wisdom/Spirit led inner insight but I know it won’t develop if you do not allow it to start.

So?  Start by allowing Jesus in by repentance and faith.  Been there, done that?  Make sure you have invited the Holy Spirit to fill you and control you.  Already covered?  Then begin to trust the leadership of the Holy Spirit as you continue to feed your data banks with wisdom from the word.  Read, pray, think, grow.

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