Proverbs 8:15-18 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
I’m sure you’ve heard preachers say, a person should arise early in the morning to read God’s Word, and have a quiet time with Him. Some of you may wonder why they suggest getting started in the morning. In today’s verses Solomon, who is still speaking on wisdom, says; “those that seek me early shall find me.” So, exactly what did Solomon mean when he said “early”?
First, I too am one of those preachers who believe putting God first in your day is very important. It gets you in the right frame of mind first thing in the day, to be all that God desires for you to be. It gives you an entire day to ponder on what you read in His Word, and the things you prayed about at that time. It’s a special time of day when things are not so hustle bustle.
However, seeking God and His wisdom early, may also refer to seeking God first in everything. Putting God in the front of every decision made in your life. Considering God, and His will early in everything you do is also vitally important.
Another way of seeking God early would be finding the wisdom in God’s Word, and applying it to your life at an early age. Many of us have waited until later in life to receive the joys, and benefits of knowing God. His blessings are not only waiting for us someday, but are here today. God’s desire is not to bless us some day. God’s wisdom is a blessing every day. Helping us make Godly decisions that keep us from harm and sin. There are the blessings of His touch in our life, a verse spoken into our heart, and friends in a time of need. God loves those who love Him, and He shows His love in so many ways.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
The love of God is not something we are waiting for. It’s something we experience day by day. Arise; put God first, early in your life, and early in your day. Enjoy the Christ filled life He desires for you to have.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
1 Samuel 5-10 / Proverbs 8:15-18
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Joshua 7-9 / Luke 7:1-35
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