PROVERBS

A Walk Through Proverbs; The Reward of Wisdom

DAY THREE

From the Complete Jewish Bible, by David H. Stern

Michlei (Proverbs) Chapter Two, Verses 1-22

My son, if you will receive my words and store my commands inside you, paying attention to wisdom, inclining your mind toward understanding–yes, if you will call for insight and raise your voice for discernment, if you seek it as you would silver and search for it as for hidden treasure–then you will understand the fear of ADONAI and find knowledge of God

For ADONAI gives wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.  He stores up common sense for the upright, is a shield to those whose conduct is blameless, in order to guard the courses of justice and preserve the way of those faithful to him.  Then you will understand righteousness, justice, fairness and every good path.  For wisdom will enter your heart, knowledge will be enjoyable for you, discretion will watch over you, and discernment will guard you.

They will save you from the way of evil and from those who speak deceitfully, who leave the paths of honesty to walk the ways of darkness, who delight in doing evil and take joy in being stubbornly deceitful, from those whose tracks are twisted and whose paths are perverse. 

They will save you from a woman who is a stranger, from a loose woman with smooth talk, who abandons the ruler she had in her youth and forgets the covenant of her God.  Her house is sinking toward death, her paths lead to the dead.  None who go to her return; they never regain the path to life.  Thus you will walk on the way of good people and keep to the paths of the righteous.  For the upright will live in the land, the pure-hearted will remain there; but the wicked will be cut off from the land, the unfaithful rooted out of it.

NOTES  God gives us clear instruction for finding the hidden treasures in His Word:  “My son, if you will receive my words and store my commands  inside you,”   We should take this scripture as the Heavenly Father talking directly to us.  The Father is telling us to treasure His words, making them the final authority in our lives.

  • Make wisdom the quest for your life
  • God stores away wisdom for us
  • God’s wisdom is a shield to us
  • Discretion will watch over you  

Wisdom For Your Day  Direct your heart and mind toward God’s wisdom and knowledge.  Expect to hear from God today; don’t miss Him in the little things.  Walk in discretion.  Resist temptation as soon as it confronts you.

*Hidden Treasures: Abundant Life In The Riches Of Proverbs, Gloria Copeland

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9 thoughts on “A Walk Through Proverbs; The Reward of Wisdom

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  2. 1 day people will wake up and start a goblal revolution against the big money . and i hope it will be soon.. im getting sick and tired when i read the news, every day money money money war war war hunger hunger hunger . every day people dying of hunger we live in 2012 how is that possible?people wake up!!!!!

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  6. Excellent, Lynn. I love this. “We should take this scripture as the Heavenly Father talking directly to us. The Father is telling us to treasure His words, making them the final authority in our lives.” Love it. So true.

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24

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