Proverbs 2:6-7 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Most everyone has heard the term “Sound Advice.” What does that mean? On a very 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.
In today’s verses from Proverbs, we find 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.
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 is not just hearing and reading what God has to say, it is also believing and living it. That is faith. In addition, my friends that is SOUND ADVICE!
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Exodus 11 – 12 / Psalm 30 / Proverbs 2 / Mark 10
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Exodus 13-14 / Matthew 19:16-30
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