The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
Wouldn’t it have been great, if today when you woke up you had all the answers to everything? Everyone would come to you for advice on how to do this or that. In addition, because you’re so wise, everyone would listen to you. Oh to be so wise.
Problem is, often those who are very smart, will trust their wisdom to get them through life. Instead of relying on God, they choose to trust their judgments and mind power. Sadly, that wisdom will one day fail them, and they’ll end up hurt. With wisdom comes a responsibility to use what is known wisely. It’s not just wisdom, but also instruction, or a way to use wisdom.
God told Solomon he would be the wisest man who ever lived. However, a lot of Solomon’s wisdom, which we have for our benefit, came from years of his trials and errors that we read about in Ecclesiastes. Fortunately, we don’t have to make those same mistakes to learn the instruction of wisdom, if we will simply listen to the words of God, through Solomon.
Proverbs is a collection of wise statements about the deductions of life. This book contains wisdom, instruction, and help in gaining a true understanding of the ways of life. It will help us judge what’s fair, what’s just, and to know what God see’s as right. Do you really want to know what the right choices are in life? Then pray today for a clear understanding of what God has to say to us through Solomon this year, as we go through the book of Proverbs.
I’m sorry you didn’t wake up today with all the answers to the every area of life. However, you did wake up today with the ability to find it. It’s written out for you in the pages of the Bible. Take time everyday to spend with God. He creates every day to spend with you.
What will the two of you talk about today?
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