Proverbs 16:15-18 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
I have heard people say before, “that guy, or girl has the best of both worlds.” One might wonder, what two worlds are they talking about? Well, the phrase is simply talking about having your cake and eating it too. It just means they are reaping the benefits from two situations here on this earth.
However, there is a better meaning for the phrase “Best of Both Worlds.” True wisdom from above and understanding of that wisdom can give a person the best of two real worlds. The world which we live in today, and the world to come.
Godly wisdom and understanding will cause a person to turn to God and His Word in times of trials and tribulation. However, you will occasionally find the unsaved also digging through the pages of the Bible during troubling times. True wisdom is to understand that the Word of God is needed during the good times in life, as well as those painful ones.
God’s Word will help the upright choose the highway in life that leads away from evil. In the world we live in today, we need all the guidance we can find to help us navigate past the snares, and traps of Satan.
In choosing this life of surrender to God through accepting His Son Jesus as Saviour, we also preserve our soul for the world to come. Yes sir, Christians are afforded the best of both worlds. A place in heaven has been secured for us through Christ. Navigating our path of life today means we need to remain humble and stay focused on God’s guiding hand.
Here are some keys to survival. Stay in touch with the author. Speak to God daily through prayer and allow Him to speak to you through the pages of His Word. Then steadily fellowship with other believers God has put together to encourage you. He calls them the Church!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Psalms 92 – 102 / Proverbs 16:15-18
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Chron. 31-33 / Acts 9:20-43
Living In His Word Ministries
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
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