Proverbs 16:19-21 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
Trusting in the Lord and his wisdom will always provide the best outcome. In our verse today, it says, “whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.” Why is that? Well, most everyone has heard the term “Sound Advice.” What does that mean? On a rare occasion will the sound have anything to do with speakers, amplifiers, music, or anything to do with your hearing. Sound Advice means advice you can be sure about. Its advice, which if followed, will bring about favorable results
Back in Proverbs 2:6, it says that true wisdom comes from God. It is not us figuring things in life out, it’s God sharing his wisdom of all ages, past, present, and future with us. Therefore, if we seek and respect God, we will respect what He has to say. If we respect what He says, we will act upon those words. If we act upon His advice, we will always come out right. Why? Because, as it says in Proverbs 2:7, “He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous:…” Sound Advice.
Proverbs 2:7 also says the Lord will be our buckler. Ok, so buckler is not a term we use much today. A buckler was a small shield carried on the arm, or in the hand of soldiers to defend themselves when engaged in a hand-to-hand combat. The wisdom of God is just that. It becomes our shield as we walk through life, in hand-to-hand combat with the evil that the world and Satan have in place. What does that mean? It means we place faith in what God says, and then use it as our defense. Simply, “He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good.”
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
I believe what God is saying in the book of Proverbs, is also what He was saying in Ephesians 6:16. “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.” It’s not just hearing and reading what God has to say, it’s also believing and living it. That is faith. In addition my friends, that’s SOUND ADVICE!
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Psalms 103 – 106 / Proverbs 16:19-21
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Chron. 34-36 / Acts 10:1-22
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