Proverbs 8:11-14 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it. I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
I hope that by now you have read the vision of Living In His Word Ministries. If not, here it is, “Getting people into the Word of God…and the Word of God into people.” This is not just a catchy phrase. We believe this is the foundation, on which people must live their lives in order to enjoy God’s blessings in every area of life. Our verses today point to this understanding.
First, God’s wisdom is more valuable than anything you could possibly obtain. No club, or other social group can give you, or your family the things a clear understanding of God’s word can give. You can join every good, and well-meaning club out there, and they may bring you enjoyment for a moment. However, what eternal value do they teach, that was not first written by God in His word? The answer is none.
Second, Wisdom, mixed with prudence, creates all of life’s correct outcomes. Prudence is simply subtleties. People like to treat God’s Word like a fix it manual when something’s broken. They look up the problem, find a fix, apply it, and then live as they did before. That never works. What works is the constant, repetitive study of God’s Word. By doing so, it sinks into your heart, and becomes a subtle part of your life. This keeps those worldly things from tearing up your life to begin with.
Next, fixing an already broken life situation, can be found in God’s Word as well. However, it takes a dedication to the prescribed action to change a life, and make it right. Arrogant, prideful, and selfish people will not enjoy the luxuries of God’s best, as they seldom desire to really change what they do.
Finally, God’s Word is counsel. Dependable counsel. In it, you find understanding, and strength for every area of life.
So, maybe now you understand our slogan a bit better. “Getting people into the Word of God…and the Word of God into people.” In fact, try reading our vision slogan again, only this time with your name replacing the word “people.”
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Samuel 1-4 / Proverbs 8:11-14
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Joshua 4-6 / Luke 6:20-49
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director