Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Moment in Proverbs- Proverbs 2: 4-6 Hearing Wisdom

Proverbs 2:4-6, “If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”

Yesterday’s scripture talked about how wisdom calls out to us from every possible path we cross and every place we lodge, “Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates.”  There’s just no place that we can travel that wisdom will not be our guide, if we only seek it.  And today we see that those who earnestly seek after wisdom as one would fine ore or hidden treasures, will find her and in so doing understand the fear of the LORD and the knowledge of God.

I’m often asked, “how do you know you’re following God’s leading, or How do you know God spoke to you and even, How do you know you’re in His will?”  I simply reply, it’s always a struggle when we’re faced with trials to pull ourselves away from our concentrated efforts to survive this test, but the best avenue to travel is back to the Word.  For, my friends it is there that you will find the answers to your questions.  God does not hide from His children; He does not play games and try to make it difficult for us to understand.  It is our responsibility, however, to seek Him in all our ways and He will be faithful to show us His leading.

“Where is wisdom found and where does it come from?”  God knows and He will reveal it to you if you attend to His Word. We are reminded in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament that we are to keep His Word upon our hearts and abide in Him (see: Deuteronomy 6:7-9; Deuteronomy 11:18-19;  Proverbs 6:20-22; Proverbs 7:24; and John 15:3-10; 1John 2:23-29). We must continually seek Him for all things, let not one day go by without communing with Him; we must sincerely desire His Word (see 1Peter 2:2).  We must take the treasures we receive from Him and hide them in our hearts so that we will not sin against Him and through the meditation of His word we will find the wealth of wisdom!

And finally, if you lack wisdom, you need only ask of God, but ask in faith, expecting His answer (see James 1:5-6).  Friends, I can tell you all about my personal relationship with God and I can share scripture with you; but until you walk with Him and you seek His Word you will not fully know Him.

Prayer:  LORD you are calling your people to your side.  You desire our fellowship and you are ever ready to express your Love to us.  LORD, remind us to turn to your Word when we find ourselves wondering about your will, about wisdom to guide us and about your voice.  Teach us through your Word as we apply it to our lives.  Bless us LORD as we place your Words upon our hearts and help us to meditate upon them day and night.  We pray in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Abiding Still,

Connie Renfro ©

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