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Learn to Trust God!
~ Proverbs 3 The Goldmine Of Spiritual Wisdom ~
Benefits of Wisdom
Godly wisdom comes from God. “God is Love!” His love is an integral and essential part of His wisdom. What is Love really? According to I Corinthians 13; Love is patient, Love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs, Love does not delight in evil, but REJOICES IN TRUTH. It always, protects, always trusts, always, hopes, always, preserves. LOVE NEVER FAILS!”
If our behavior or actions are not in line with the above definition of love then we need to put ourselves in check. We are then not really responding or reacting out of love.
As you go through these Proverbs please keep in mind God’s definition of Love. Love means many things to different people. It is often a subjective multi defined loosely used term. Many are confused. They think it means how good someone makes you feel. This type of emotion only mimics true Love. It is actually what I call “intoxicating affections” it does not last.
Question: If, "God is Love" how then is it possible to truly love without Him?
The Word says; “LOVE NEVER FAILS!”
If God's love was truly embraced we would have a lot less broken homes. Fewer marriages resulting in divorce, and a lot less schisms within His Church. Loyalty and faithfulness are components of love they serve to provoke one to act responsibly. This Proverbs tells us the importance of not letting love & faithfulness leave you. As a matter of fact it tells us to “Bind them around your neck, write them on the table of your heart.”
God’s Word is so very important! For the believer it is necessary spiritual food. God knows what is “Best” for us. This is why trusting Him is so important. We can always lean on Him. We must be willing to be open to wise godly counsel. The Word of God is so powerful, one must be led by His Holy Spirit in order to properly understand it. The Holy Spirit helps to identify sin in our lives and directs us how to walk in His ways. It also serves to convict us of any sin that separates us from God. This is not always easy because cleverly attempts to cloak itself in so many ways Sin separates us from God. This is why we need to remain prayerful, as the Word says one must “Pray without ceasing” which is a state of mind. God wants to be the “Center” of our lives. The Bible is supposed to be our “Life Manual!” We must pray, seek the face of the Lord, study His Word and apply its principles to our lives daily.
Solomon tells us that we must learn to acknowledge God in everything that we do. We must consistently learn to turn our lives over to the Lord. He is our reason for living. Our attitudes should begin to reflect Him. Our family life should be centered around Him. Our marriage and relationships should be centered around Him. After all He is Our FATHER. Or, is He really your Father? God knows! This happens as we begin to apply His wisdom which is applied TRUTH.
Jesus Christ told us this very same thing. “If you Love Me, You will obey what I command. And I will pray the Father, and He WILL give you another Counselor, to be with you forever ~ The Spirit of TRUTH. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be in you…” JOHN 14 Jesus taught these principles to His disciples. Are you His disciple? A disciple is a learner, who learns to train and discipline him or herself. In order to become spiritually strong one must learn the difference between right and wrong by God’s standards.
The world at large is becoming more opposed to God's Way of living. Many are doing what is right in their own eyes. Justice is laid aside and they seek to justify their actions. This is why we are experiencing so many heinous crimes.
In the Proverbs there are many benefits when they are properly applied to issues, life scenarios and situations. When you are unequally yoked with someone you do not value the same things. The ways of the world becomes your mode of operation. You tend to embrace the world’s way and its standards determines your lifestyle. The Holy Spirit is here to lead you to live and seek out God’s Way.
Long life, peace, prosperity, honor, wealth, well-being are all benefits of His wisdom according to Proverbs. Patience is a part of love. They may not always be readily apparent but some or all of them will be on the horizon at some point. Patience is a part of Love. Wisdom always leads to a Blessing. Remember “GOD IS LOVE!"
What does it means to love HIS WAY?
Proverbs; includes general wisdom literature, insights for the royal court and instructions for fathers, mothers and their children. After all we are; “But you are chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful LIGHT, Once you were not a people, but NOW you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but NOW you have received mercy.” I Peter 2. There is a wealth of information on how to mentor relationships, the proper way to handle relationship difficulties and the significant importance of having a right relationship with the Lord. The practical application of this wisdom will produce ethical and moral behaviors that are components of godly behavior not rigid legalism. Nor does it ever embrace sex outside of marriage. There are many great wisdom benefits for living in the Proverbs.
Proverbial Lesson Highlights
~ Proverbs 3 ~
Key Verse: “Trust in the LORD with ALL your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.”
This wonderful Proverb provides great spiritual insight. The wisdom that comes from God is priceless. Listen to what it says; “Blessed is the man who finds wisdom the man that gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than *rubies; NOTHING you desire can be compared to her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways and all her paths are peace…” A ruby is a beautiful precious gemstone its name comes from ruber the latin word for red. This is a powerful scripture. Ponder here a few moments.
We are living in a time when many are moving away from the Word of God. It is becoming increasingly clear that the manipulations of the world have nested within the walls of many sanctuaries. The wheat and the tares are growing together. God’s Word is so often compromised. Instead of trusting in God their security is in the world. Rather than trust God, they seek the world to provide their security. There are many schisms going on within the Lord's Church. There is much going on to devalue the “JOY & PEACE” that one can only find in knowing God. One must really be prayerful. It becomes increasingly clear why Solomon asked the Lord for a discerning heart above everything else. There are many benefits acquiring godly wisdom. But this does not necessarily mean that everything will go smoothly often quite the contrary. As a child of God one must learn to daily; “walk by FAITH!”
As you develop your relationship with the Lord you will gain confidence. Your understanding will increase. This will help you to better weather the storms, tests and trials of life. Just know the Lord NEVER tempts you. The Holy Spirit will alert you. He is the Comforter of the soul. A magnificent God given Internal Teacher, The Counselor that opens our understanding. “Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus.” Wisdom is a “tree of life, to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be Blessed.” God never resorts to manipulation, nor does He operate in the dark. God is a God of Light! God is totally aware and you must learn to lean to Him and His Word instead of your own understanding.
Becoming wise in the ways of the Lord brings a rich spiritual inheritance.
The wisdom provided in this Proverbs is much needed. Solomon continues to impart His God inspired wisdom and the benefits of TRUST. This is so important because you must learn to not allow the carnal flesh to rule your spirit. “Be STILL and KNOW.” You instead must seek to use sound judgment and discernment. Sound judgment is inclusive of discernment they go hand in hand. As you trust God’s Word, develop your personal relationship with Jesus Christ you can become spiritually stronger. It increasingly becomes your desire to want to live to please Him above all others. One must begin to apply the truths of God’s Word skillfully. His Word is ALIVE and forever unfolding! If you are looking for someone to trust; TRUST GOD! “He Blesses the home of the righteous...”
Proverbs 3 concludes by telling us; “The wise shall inherit honor, but fools He holds up to shame.”
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