Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

31 August 2012

The getting of wisdom

Speaking of slowing down one's Bible reading, look what happened at Bible study when we put the brakes on our reading of the first five verses of Proverbs and asked ourselves the question, "Why would you actually want to read the book of Proverbs?"

The proverbs of Solomon
son of David,
king of Israel:
for attaining wisdom
and discipline;
for understanding words of insight;
for acquiring
a disciplined
and prudent life,
doing what is right
and just
and fair;
for giving prudence
to the simple,
knowledge
and discretion  
to the young—
let the wise
listen
and add
to their learning,
and let the discerning
get guidance.
 
What a fantastic list.  What a great set of reasons to read Proverbs.  The getting of godly wisdom - from Proverbs and from the full counsel of God - is for all...for the young and the old, for those who lack wisdom and those who already have some.  And the benefits are many.   
 
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.
Proverbs 1:7a
   

2 comments:

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Hi Meredith, Just discovered your blog today through our mutual friend Beth R. So happy to have found it. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it. I want to explore more. ~ Abby

Meredith said...

Hello Abby. Thanks so much for dropping by today. Please say hi to Beth for me and give her a hug from me if you are that near by! Please visit again - and I will go now and visit your blog too.
Mx