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.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Prep It Up

(Proverbs 1:21 KJV)  She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,

Wisdom is present in all areas of life if we listen from the common, “concourse” (noise NASB) (1993) areas to the “gates” (8179) where the elders sit in dignified conversation.  We see similar statements about wisdom at least two other places in Proverbs at 8:1-3 and 9:3.  Strangely enough the same words are used of the seducing adulteress in 9:14.

How do we tell the “cries” (7121) of wisdom from the “words” (sayings NASB) (561) of seduction? 

First, we need to seek wisdom. 
(Hebrews 11:6 KJV)  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Second, we should be calling on the Holy Spirit to lead and teach.
(John 14:26 KJV)  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Third, we should be reading and studying to build a foundation for wisdom. 
(2 Timothy 2:15 KJV)  Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
So?  It is time to apply yourself.  Give God some handles to work with in your mind and heart. 

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