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, December 14, 2013

Seeking Wisdom? Not!

(Proverbs 14:6 KJV)  A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

I did a word search of “seek” (1245) which is in the Hebrew and “find” which is not.  I came up with twenty places in which both words appeared in the same verse in both the NASB and the KJV.  I began to look and read.  I noticed a few things.

We are urged to seek.  We find when God allows it.  Sometimes we find.  Sometimes we don’t.

One thing is almost certain, if we don’t seek we will not find.  Take the words of Jesus and apply that idea.
(Matthew 7:7 KJV)  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Implied in that is that God wants us to approach Him.  We do that in prayer.  We do that in reading our Bibles.  We do it in worship.  We should be doing it in all areas of our life.

So?  God stands ready to listen and respond.  He is willing to lead and advise.  Are you really seeking or are you looking for a reason to scorn?

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