Friday, August 24, 2012

EMMDEV 2012-08-24 [Proverbs revisited] In pursuit of wisdom

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding
and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding
and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure
then you will understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God
For the Lord gives wisdom
and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding Proverbs2:1-6

Yesterday we looked at the fear of the Lord as being the thing that keeps us from putting God in a box or a cage. Today our reading shows us that the fear of the Lord also includes the dimension of moral, mental, and spiritual excellence.

The best word for this is wisdom. And it is an endless loop: The more we pursue wisdom, the better we will know God, and the better we know God, the wiser we become!

How do we do it?
1. Turn to God's Word: His commands and His Words.
2. Store them inside you - i.e. think about it, reflect on it.
3. Strive to be always learning and growing. Hunt understanding down, search it our, hunger and thirst for it!
(More on this next week!)

The search for Wisdom is a search for God.
When we do it with all we have, the rewards are worthwhile.



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Theo Groeneveld theo@emmanuel.org.za
You can see past EmmDevs at http://emmdev.blogspot.com/

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