Powered by 4 - July 12, 2011

 

God Given

today's reading.
Proverbs 2:1-19    My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you...

think about it.
How does the gift of wisdom (2:6) show you God is faithful (2:7-15)? By contrast what characterizes those without God's wisdom (2:12-19)? If you practiced faithfulness, what do you think would change in your world?

the blog.
Brains, talent, title--all good things to have. But those things, even combined, don't hold a candle to having wisdom. Today we're looking at Proverbs 2 which is all about godly wisdom. Only the Lord gives wisdom (vs. 6) and that wisdom comes from His mouth (His words and commandments). So how do we get this wisdom? Well, we don't just receive it because we love the Lord. We must play an active role in seeking it (vs. 3-4). 

So, what does this passage tell us about the importance of engaging God's Word (receiving it, reflecting on it and then putting it into action)? What are you currently doing to seek God's wisdom? Tami W.

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