6/16/2018 0 Comments
For the love of money is the root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced their hearts with many pangs. 1 Timothy 6:10.
Even today, in the 21st Century, this Book of Proverbs continues to provide practical advice for our every-day lives and wisdom for living the life of 'a Christian disciple'. Yes, 'first things first'. Therefore, for a season, in this new bi-monthly Saturday series of posts, as we have just begun to study the Book of Proverbs, let me encourage you, even exhort you, praying that you will see the profit of heeding the advice given, not only here in Proverbs Chapter 1 and all of Proverbs, but, to pursue the wisdom of the 'Whole Counsel of God' 'in His Word', 'the Holy Bible Scriptures'. [Job 12:13; Proverbs 15:22; Isaiah 11:2; Acts 20:27; Ephesians 1:11; Revelation 3:18] This 'counsel' offers for you and your loved ones, for me and others so inclined, 'true counsel'.
Just to review, then. Although I will not do this for every chapter, I want to give you an example of how to 'dig deep', in the Holy Scripture. It is more than 'just reading' a chapter. 'Feast', 'meditate' or 'chew it like a cow chews the cud', 'laying down, thinking about it, over and over'. Reflect upon the Holy Word in 'LOVE and Gratitude' for God.
A Bi-Monthly Saturday 'Review' Series, Proverbs Chapter 1, Post 1, Saturday, June 16, 2018;
Post 2, Saturday, June 30, 2018; Post 3, July 14, 2018; Post 4, July 28, 2018
From Proverbs Chapter 1, verses 1-7, in verse 2,'To know wisdom and instruction; To perceive the words of understanding;'], we learn that there are two purposes for the writing of the Book of Proverbs.
The first purpose is to provide us with the knowledge necessary to become skillful in making wise decisions regarding life, as well as the training in discipline necessary to make wise decisions. The second purpose is to help us acquire discernment that will allow any of us to understand the teachings of 'wisdom'. 'Discernment' is 'wisdom in action'. Remember, we are 'learning how to use the knowledge we have', making 'the best decisions we are able to make'. In being wise, it is the application of 'proverbial teaching' based on a correct 'spiritual understanding' of the Holy Bible Scriptures. Principles therein, from the Living God.
The pursuit of wisdom and discernment is a quest or journey throughout the life of all men. Solomon displayed one of the greatest demonstrations of discernment in his request for wisdom over all other things. [See 1 Kings 3-4]
'Biblical Wisdom' is key to our success or failure in the major areas of life but it must be accompanied by 'discipline'. Solomon possessed great wisdom but he lacked the discipline to live skillfully, which led to idolatry and eventually split the kingdom.
[The Reign of King Solomon, 2 Kings 1-11; 1 Chronicles 22-2 Chronicles 9, with overview and preparation from King David for Solomon's reign.] audio-bible.com/bible/bible.html
Take your time over these bi-monthly Saturday posts, please. You will be 'hiding more word in your heart' than you may realize.
[Joshua 1:13; 24:15; 1 Chronicles 16:12; Nehemiah 4:14; Psalm 77:11; 78:35; 103:14; 105:42; Ecclesiastes 12:1; Jonah 2:7; Malachi 4:4; Luke 24:6; John 2:17; 12:16; 14:25-26; 16:4;2 Peter 3:1 After all, 'So faith comes from what what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ'. [Romans 10:17].
Our next post, Saturday, June 30, 2018, will continue our studies. Studying His Word is better than 'sipping' a 'fine wine' by the fireplace on a cold winter's night. For Real! Amen. Amen.
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