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.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Ear Bone Connected to the Heart Bone...

(Proverbs 2:2 KJV)  So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

Notice what seems to be a two step process for growing in wisdom.  It involves an ear that pays attention and a heart that implements.  We must listen and take in.  Part of that would be screening your sources.  It might be better to listen to an Alistair Begg sermon than a Comedy Central download, at least if you are after wisdom.  Part is dealing with what you have gathered.  Think.  Meditate.  Pray.  Discuss.  Above all, desire to understand.

Both are required.  If you don’t gather knowledge you don’t have a foundation or standards.  Picture trying to make a recipe if you didn’t have any knowledge of spices.  You then must do something with the knowledge you have gathered.  Omelets don’t make themselves you know.

So?  We have a tendency to get into neutral or on the wrong path.  Check your what and why for the day and make the necessary adjustments. 


Ohiofarmgirl said...

i almost never comment but i wanted to thank you so much for your writing. i'm really learning a lot and i love to hear about Proverbs! keep up the great work!

Pumice said...

Thank you. That is what we call encouraging. Blessings on your day.

Grace and peace.