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, March 26, 2013

Love Her or Leave Her

(Proverbs 4:6 KJV)  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.

Wisdom.  That is the “her” in this verse.  Most people would concede that wisdom is a good thing.  Notice the warning here.  We are not to “forsake” (5800a) wisdom. 

This implies that wisdom is not a natural part of you.  Wisdom does not just happen.  Wisdom does not grow by itself.  Wisdom does not stay strong when ignored or neglected.  We see the promise but do we see the demand?

We are to “love” (157) wisdom.  You don’t ignore things you love, you seek them out.  Take an insultingly basic example.  What is your favorite food?  What do you love to eat?  When you get a chance, you go for it.  When it is on sale, you stock up.  When it isn’t on sale you buy it anyway.

So?  Fall in love.  Biblical love is a decision.  Make the decision.  Don’t forsake your love. 

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