So many things in this life are unsure and unpredictable, promises made and unfulfilled, leading to that 'same ole, same ole' feeling of let down. Diet pills, make a lot of money fast plans, dream vacations if you sell two million clip boards, the million dollar home you can buy for $50,000 because it is in foreclosure. Inflated hopes and dreams, Empty promises . Same Ole, Same Ole.
Not so with the Word Of God, every promise, fulfilled. A Life of hope and peace even in the midst's of storms. A Solid, building, renewing Life plan. Personally I have always wanted to understand the ways of God, to know His purpose for my life. While I was studying this morning I felt inclined to share what I had gleaned about one of the most important things in the bible, knowing the mind of God and walking in His Ways. This Proverb chapter gives us a beautiful promise, to know him better.
It is almost mathematical (ewww did I say the M word??)
if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding,
and if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
then you will understand the reverence of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom,
and from him comes knowledge and understanding.
He holds victory in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand what is right and just
and fair—every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
and understanding will guard you.
Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
Thus you will walk in the ways of good men
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
I'm not going to go into a lot of explanation, I think the word clearly speaks for itself and gives us a beautiful sure promise! I hope this blessed you and you have a wonderful day!