May 28, 2020 - God gives instruction for righteous living to all who will read and study his word.
"Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teachings." (Proverbs 4:1-2)
He tells us to listen to him that we may gain wisdom and understanding about life, as he gives us only good and right knowledge. And, he warns us not to deny his teachings for to do so is to commit spiritual
I am going to tell you now, "If you do not have a Bible, go and get one, if you have one now, good start reading it each and every day, above all else, study God's word that you will not be deceived by the evil one and his workers that surround us all this day."
God will tell you, in his word, everything that you will ever need to know about all things.
"Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth." (Proverbs 4:5)
God speaks of wisdom and insight as they are a woman as he calls them "her" in these next verses of his Scripture.
"Do not forsake her and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you. The beginning of wisdom is this. Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her." (Proverbs 4:6-8)
You might wonder, "Why is God so intent upon me gaining wisdom and insight?"
He wants you to do able to navigate the most treacherous of the waters of our journey through life on earth and nothing does more to fortify us against the evils of this world than wisdom and insight.
Wisdom being defined as the ability to discern inner qualities and to gain meaningful relationships throughout this life.
Insight being defined as the power or ability to see into any situation of life. To understand the inner nature of people and things, to see intuitively, to know, to understand.
"Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many. I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered, and if you run, you will not stumble." (Proverbs 4:10-12)
God's word will see all who study it and heed it through all the trials and tribulations of this life and this world and will place one firmly in the kingdom of God at the end of one's life here on earth.
"Keep hold of instruction; do not let go; guard her, for she is your life. Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of the evil. Avoid it and do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on." (Proverbs 4:13-15)
"My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh. Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your feet; then all your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil." (Proverbs 4:20-27)
Again, I say, if you do not have a Bible, go and get one, if you have one then begin today to read and to study so that you will not be deceived by the evil one and his minions.
Only two things on this earth stand between you and hell, the Bible and its instructions and the Holy Spirit of God which you receive as a free gift when you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Master.
Do it today for the time grows shorter with each passing day.