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Daily words of wisdom from Proverbs

Proverbs 29:18 Rejecting God's word results in chaos. Understanding God's word produces peace.

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A number of years ago in America, a movement was started to remove God and His word from the public square.  Effort was made to take prayer out of schools, remove the Ten Commandments from courthouses and censor political speech of pastors.  The results have been catastrophic as people are "casting off restrain".  Our "culture war" has fundamentally changed America for the worse.  Violence, vicious crime and low regard for human life are the offspring of rejecting wisdom.  Everyone is searching for "happiness", but they are looking in the wrong places.  Peace of mind and self-control are rewards to those who discover and understand God's word (Matthew 11:28-29).

Proverbs 7:4-5 Forming a kinship with wisdom protects you from seduction

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How do you protect yourself from a seductress?  First of all you must realize that the seductress is not a flesh and blood woman.  She is a word that comes to appeal to your inner desires.  Humans are vulnerable because we want things that we see, we covet many things that we don't posess and we want to demonstrate our worth to others.  These desires make us easy prey for the seductress.  She knows how to appeal to these desires.  People who are devoid of wisdom and understanding cannot see the danger!  This is why God begs us to form a close bond with Him and His word.  He knows that it will protect us from the enticing trap of those who seek to seduce.  We gain power to resist the seductress when we pursue God's wisdom on a daily basis.  We must ask God to "Give us this day our daily bread (the ability to apply His word)".  When we acquire wisdom and understanding, the words of the seductress fall on deaf ears!

Proverbs 1:20-23 A voice is crying out to the naïve to turn, listen and become wise

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There is a voice crying out to the naive in the midst of all the Corona noise.  A naive person is someone who lacks wisdom or the ability to judge prudently.  This is the meaning of "simple" in this Proverb.  What makes "simplicity" so tragic is the fact that "wisdom" continues to cry out to those that are in love with being "simple"!  These verses highlight God's love for us, even in the midst of our stubborness.  Many are so in love with "their own way", that even a life-changing pandemic is not enough to cause them to turn and listen to the voice of God.  A naieve person can only be transformed when they choose to turn and consider that voice crying in the streets!

Proverbs 8:11 The value of wisdom is far greater than rubies

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We are captivated by the lifestyles of the rich and famous.  Wealth, fame, and power are magnetic and motivate the decisions and pursuits of men.  However, there is something that is more valuable than all of the things on this earth that your heart may desire;  wisdom.   Why is that, you may ask.  The pleasures and convenience's of wealth, fame and power are temporary.  Wisdom will provide for you today and tomorrow!  If you set your affections on things that are temporary, you will discover in time that you are unfulfilled.  You have been designed for higher pursuits.  True riches, joy and peace are found as you acquire wisdom. (see Colossians 1:1-3)

Proverbs 30:5 God has "refined" His word to meet our needs

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Life is filled with many challenges. We are often takem advantage of because we lack the wisdom to deal with people who are extremely shrewd (see Mark 16:7-9).  The wisdom that we need to win is available to us.  God's word has been "refined as silver"( or purified) to Protect and empower us to overcome our challenges.  The word "pure" in this verse, literally means to goldsmith or to melt away impurities!  Think about that for a second. Every word has been DESIGNED by God to meet OUR needs! When we trust Him, we are protected. Before we can trust Him, we have to spend time with His word.

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