Wisdom about life.
Wisdom about life.
This section starts with financial wisdom from God. If we put God first in our wealth, that is, if we honor Him by giving to Him the very best, and the first part of our increase, we are not only honoring Him, but He will bless our finances. God will discipline us as needed, and it’s essential that we accept it, and not ignore it, or have a discouraging attitude. Gaining understanding is more valuable than gold and silver. Wisdom will give us the real riches of life. Wisdom will also guide us along paths that are delightful, rather than destructive. We are instructed to embrace wisdom and to hold onto wisdom tightly, and not let it go. Safety is another benefit we can gain, and stability in our lives, less stumbling if you will.
Lack of fear will be ours by gaining wisdom about life.
Lack of fear will be our’s if wisdom is ours. Being kind and caring for the needy if we can is encouraged. If we can help someone today, don’t put it off until tomorrow, the needy require help right now. Wisdom says, “Don’t plan to hurt your neighbors, these people trust you, they are not expecting that you would hurt them.
False accusation is not wise. It’s not right; it’s incredibly hurtful to the person you are you are falsely accusing. What have they done to you? Why plot to hurt an innocent person. No, don’t do this kind of thing. It’s so wrong to do. Be careful, and avoid getting caught in the sin of envy and jealousy, especially of wicked people. Wickedness is an abomination to our Lord. We find two truths at the end of this chapter. Honor is with the wise, and shame with the fools.
A Proverb about wisdom about life.
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
and with the best part of everything you produce.
10 Then he will fill your barns with grain,
and your vats will overflow with good wine.
11 My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,
and don’t be upset when he corrects you.
12 For the Lord corrects those he loves,
just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.[a]
13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
the one who gains understanding.
14 For wisdom is more profitable than silver,
and her wages are better than gold.
15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 She offers you long life in her right hand,
and riches and honor in her left.
17 She will guide you down delightful paths;
all her ways are satisfying.
18 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her;
happy are those who hold her tightly.
19 By wisdom the Lord founded the earth;
by understanding he created the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth,
and the dew settles beneath the night sky.
21 My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.
Hang on to them,
22 for they will refresh your soul.
They are like jewels on a necklace.
23 They keep you safe on your way,
and your feet will not stumble.
24 You can go to bed without fear;
you will lie down and sleep soundly.
25 You need not be afraid of sudden disaster
or the destruction that comes upon the wicked,
26 for the Lord is your security.
He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it
when it’s in your power to help them.
28 If you can help your neighbor now, don’t say,
“Come back tomorrow, and then I’ll help you.”
29 Don’t plot harm against your neighbor,
for those who live nearby trust you.
30 Don’t pick a fight without reason,
when no one has done you harm.
31 Don’t envy violent people
or copy their ways.
32 Such wicked people are detestable to the Lord,
but he offers his friendship to the godly.
33 The Lord curses the house of the wicked,
but he blesses the home of the upright.
34 The Lord mocks the mockers
but is gracious to the humble.[b]
35 The wise inherit honor,
but fools are put to shame!
New Living Translation
Sunday Morning Church Services at Calvary Chapel Visalia
Sunday, December 10, 2017, at 10:30 AM
Pastor Bob Grenier