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, March 2, 2011

A Moment In Proverbs: Proverbs 2:5a; 2:9a

Proverbs 2:5 a,
“Then thou shalt understand.”
Proverbs 2:9 a,
“Then thou shalt understand.”

Today, I take part of two verses within this passage that say exactly the same thing and make a promise that so many of us miss or forget is available to us.  Over the years I have heard people ask “How will I know?”  Or “When do I know?”  They are seeking understanding from God and it is readily available if we make ourselves available to Him (John 15:3-8).

Just today, a sister in Christ and I were sharing about knowing God and I was reminded of a mentor who told me that I would never know God intimately until I stopped gathering  information about Him from other sources and started personally seeking Him.  Yes, I could learn, I could be blessed by those that shared His Word, but I would not have the intimacy I desired until I got to know Him myself.  And so, we come to today’s study in the Word and these two verses are unfolding the benefits of wisdom.

The first states that we must accept His Words and store up His commands in our hearts and give our ear over to the wisdom we learn and apply those things to our walk before Him; in fact we are to call out to Him for understanding and search for it…and “Then thou shalt understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.”

The second passage states that if we walk in His guiding, He will be a shield to those who walk upright and He will guard our course and protect the faithful…and “Then thou shalt understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.”

The beginning of knowledge is learning to reverence the LORD (Proverbs 1:7) and we must take time to learn who He is and what His promises are for those who seek Him (Proverbs 8:17).  Everything you need to know, everything you need to survive, and everything you need to grow is at your fingertips (2Timothy 3:15-17).  It is God’s Word, and through His Word, you will find confidence to know when God is speaking to you; you will learn His voice; you will know His will and you will know the secrets of the LORD (Psalms 25:13-15).

Prayer:  LORD, show yourself to us through your Word and instruct us to follow after you. Father, you have made a covenant with your people; you have placed your Word in our hearts and you are our God and we are your people.  LORD, we want to know you deeply and we desire to come into an intimate relationship with you, so that we know your voice and we understand your Word. LORD forgive our sins and refresh our spirits.  We wait before you this day in submission to your plan for our lives; help us to understand.  In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Abiding Still,

Connie Renfro ©

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