Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wisdom’s Blessings!

Proverbs 3 lists several blessings Christians will receive when we trust and obey our Father in heaven. The first of these blessings is the true wealth the believer will receive when following Wisdom (vs.13-18). The true wealth of the believer cannot be bought because it isn’t materialistic items. True wealth is having happiness, hope, pleasantness and peace. These things can be guaranteed to the person that follows after wisdom.

Another blessing is being in harmony with God’s creation (vs.19-20). No, this isn’t the “New Age” doctrine of being “one” with “Mother Earth”. This blessing comes to those that are good stewards of His creation and will use His gifts for His glory. “The person who walks according to God’s wisdom can sing, “This is My Father’s World”, and really mean it” Wiersbe, Be Skillful!

A third blessing is the Father’s providential care (vs.21-26). When God directs our path, He will also protect our path. When you surrender wholly and completely to God you will be protected by Him. He will help you keep your eyes from wandering (vs.21), your neck from turning (vs. 22), your feet on the right path (vs. 23, 26), and your sleep sweet (vs. 24). I have heard many people say that the sweetness of your sleep depends in how much you trust in the Lord!

A final blessing will be having a positive relationship with others (vs. 27-35). When Christians walk with the wisdom God offers us, we will have the tools necessary to walk in harmony with our neighbors. We will be able to be generous to them (vs. 27) and show hospitality to them (vs. 28). Our lights will shine upon our neighbors so that they can see God and His love for them. God will bless the “home of the righteous” (vs.33). We will be salt and light and make a world of difference within the lives of the unsaved and be a powerful witness to the lost.

Memorize:“Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding” Proverbs 3:13.

Lord, bless those who search for You out of the abundance of Your riches. Bless those for faithfully gain prudence and understanding. Lord, bless us as we search for Your holy and perfect ways. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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