Proverbs 1:1-5 'Here is a man manifestly sustained as well as guided by influences from heaven. The Holy Spirit dwells in him. God speaks through him. The heroism, the nobility, the pure and stainless enthusiasm at the root of his life came, beyond question, from Christ. There must therefore be a Christ, and it’s worthwhile to have such a helper and redeemer as this Christ undoubtedly is as He revels Himself to this wonderful disciple.'
–Henry H. Stanley’s description of David Livingston
Welcome and please, come in, my Beloved Friends. Oh, what a 'study' we are about to begin!! How is your 'wisdom' bucket? Let us define 'wisdom' as 'having the right knowledge [information], and knowing how to apply it consistently in the circumstances of your life for the best possible outcome'.
True, we can have all types of 'facts', 'opinions'. about any and everything. But, 'true wisdom', that is 'having the right kind of knowledge [information], and then, the 'instruction' as to how to consistently apply what we know in the circumstances of our lives for the best possible outcome, can only come from - yes, you reached the correct conclusion - The Unchanging, Unfailing, Always True and Reliable, WORD OF GOD, THE HOLY BIBLE. And this includes 'all the counsel' of God, including - 'Proverbs'.
With this said, we will begin a study in Proverbs. We will be spending more time in the very Presence of His Majesty - the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, Jesus, Our Lord and Savior, our Master, as we do so. And, we will be getting invaluable insight for living our lives more fruitful, or 'successful' from the perspective of God. Remember, 'So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.' [Romans 10:17]. Therefore this 'series' will have much Holy Bible Scriptures posted for you to read, to study, to meditate upon and to commit the 'insight learned' to your spirit for the present and the future applications. You, I, must do this for ourselves so that the Holy Spirit can speak more clearly to us. Oh, there will be 'a few comments', but, for the most part, I am moved of the holy Spirit to just be a 'facilitator' of posting the 'written word'. Then, my Beloved Friends, you and the Holy Spirit, our mutual TEACHER. WILL HELP YOU TO PERSONALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT A SPECIFIC PROVERB VERSE OR CHAPTER MEANS FOR YOU IN YOUR OWN LIFE AND CIRCUMSTANCE. [John 14:25,26]
The current plan is to post about four introduction posts, with a working outline - a general topical outline of the Book of Proverbs. Then, I shall post on our Sunday/Wednesday Series in accord with that outline. There will be some 'two-week' pause/breaks to postings at various times in order to give you, all my beloved friends, the time to review what is already posted. Further, if you desire to copy what you need so that you can 'quietly', [without electronic materials], find a 'garden' in which you can do some 'deeper' meditations during the Summer-Fall, 2018, I cannot encourage you enough to do so. This is very important, I believe, in the times in which we are living. You must 'unplug' to hear the Lord. He will not compete with your 'busyness'.
As you are spending 'un-interrupted times' in the very 'presence' of the Lord, with His Word being meditated on, you will find that your 'attitude' will be adjusting to Him, to His mind. As a result, things on this earth , which are but 'temporal' and 'passing away', will begin to slowly be replaced by and with the realization that there is something, so much more, on the future horizon that will be available to the 'Children of the Living God', For those who are 'expecting and hoping' for the same, you will not be disappointed!! You will realize that truly, 'this age of grace and mortal man' is but a 'gracious and merciful opportunity' to 'grasp the Lord' to 'enter into the truly Glorious Future' in 'the Fullest Presence of the Lord', And, prayerfully, this will be motivation for you not to want to miss out, if you have still stubbornly refused to answer His calls. You will not be overconcerned nor overwhelmed by what is coming on this world, for you will see it as but 'birth pains' for the future - ETERNAL AGE. OH, THIS IS LIBERATING TO THE SOUL. THIS IS 'LETTING THIS MIND BE IN YOU, THE MIND OF CHRIST'. [ Matthew 24-25; Mark 13; Luke 21]
So then, take your time. Remember, 'faith comes by hearing, hearing by the word'. [Romans 10:17]. May you sit quietly in sanctuary and read, meditate upon, and pray for 'wisdom' from God for the meaning in your own life and circumstances. Take your time at 'read more' and 'review' all the segments. In many cases I will also reference the New Testament for the same thoughts or advise, as applicable. And please feel free to copy anything you need to use for your further edification. I highly advise this, so that you can continually, slowly study the wisdom for life from the Biblical Proverbs, for the rest of your lives. We are not in a 'horse-race'. Remember, if it is in the Holy Bible, it supersedes all else, for God has 'breathed' it to be in the Holy Bible, as it is written, 'All Scripture is given by 'inspiration' of God, and is profitable for doctrine [teaching], for reproof [correction], for instruction in righteousness [being and doing right before God], that the man [or woman] of God may be complete [lacking nothing], thoroughly equipped for every good work. [2 Timothy 3:16,17] God honors therefore, the faith of those who apply his word to life's situations, for we are to '...be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceivers yourselves...' [James 1:22]
Blessings in the Mighty Name of Our Precious God, Lord, Master and Savior. Amen. Amen.
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