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Meditate on wisdom lately?


King Solomon has been considered the wisest man who ever lived, next to Christ.  Solomon, early on, had been given the right to make a request of God.  He asked God for wisdom…which in itself is a very wise choice.  Through his life as King over Israel, Solomon’s power grew through his use and manipulation of wisdom.  Let’s say that he was wise, but didn’t stay grounded in the principles of  his Creator.  Towards the end of life, Solomon writes and writes about what he has learned through his life.  He’s made mistakes and lived by want and greed rather than need and purpose.  We have the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes that show a human that has 20/20 hindsight through God’s eyes.  It would do all of us good to regularly visit these books for our daily lives.

Wisdom can be given as advice, but it is ultimately up to the receiver to put it into action or neglect it.  Conduct is up to us.  Most of us have some wisdom, maybe a lot of wisdom.  Many of us don’t live up to our learning and experience though.  Our choices of behavior, speech and thought keep us trapped in a box of habits that continually lead us in a path away from our God and His perfect plans for our lives.

A few Proverbs that you might have read or forgotten, but none the less will be helpful to you this month…and ultimately for the rest of your life.

  • Proverbs 2:11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
  • Proverbs 3:3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
  • Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
  • Proverbs 3:31 Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways.
  • Proverbs 4:24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
  • Proverbs 6:6-8 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander,
    no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.
  • Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
  • Proverbs 10:4 Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
  • Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
  • Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
  • Proverbs 10:18 Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.
  • Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
  • Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
  • Proverbs 11:7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.

Love, Serve, Spread the Word,

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