“Wise men layup knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.”
Wise men do not layup their treasures on earth where destruction awaits, but they layup their treasures in heaven. Those treasures are found in God’s Word where we have a wealth of wisdom pouring from the pages as we come to Him for knowledge (Matthew 6:19-21).
The knowledge we find with our sacred Bibles restores and enlarges the heart of man as we apply the wisdom therein. I delight in God’s Word, especially when I read a passage again perhaps weeks or months later and the knowledge I receive is just what I need for the occasion. The endless supply of wisdom that comes from His Word is like a pasture that replenishes itself as the cattle and sheep are feeding upon it. When the animals have gone through the pasture, they return to find new pasture growing where they had consumed it only weeks ago. God’s Word tells us in John 10:9 that Christ is the door and anyone who enters in will be saved; and when we go in and out we will find pasture. What a bold confidence we can have; to study His Word today and glean all the rich knowledge He has available for us and we can return and find new nourishment for the circumstance we are living.
This confidence does not hold true for those who are foolish. They have no hiding place; no strong tower; no fortress to protect them during their storms of life. They reject wisdom and destruction awaits them. But God’s children have stored up knowledge for the day it is needed and the Holy Spirit brings it to mind and heart as we seek His Wisdom.
Prayer: LORD, teach your children good judgment and knowledge, for we have believed your commandments and desire to abide in you. Father, reverence for you is the foundation of true knowledge and by reading and meditating upon your word we find wisdom. Thank you for your replenishing supply of knowledge and wisdom as we come to your Word. LORD, place a desire in our hearts to thirst for your Word and embed it into our hearts and minds so that it can always be with us. Thank you for the freedom to worship you. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.
Connie Renfro ©