Proverbs 2:1-9 – “My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within you, 2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; 4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. 9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.” NASU
Solomon the wisest man to ever live next to Jesus gives a very powerful discourse instructing each of us how to live and pursue our daily objectives in life. Although Solomon may well have been talking to his own son we can relate this to God and us, His children. Then, we see the power of this instruction.
We are to ‘receive His words’ or ‘embrace’ them allowing them to be assimilated and incorporated into our lives, our thinking, our living, and our actions. We not only receive God’s word but we consider His words and commandments as treasures. Remember Jesus said, “…for where your treasure is, there you heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21). So, if we value God’s word at the level of treasures we will anchor those commandments in our heart and become joined with His word so completely we are inseparable.
We must pay attention or give heed to the understanding and truths that are revealed in God’s word and seek the Holy Spirit to bring us into understanding as we devour those morsels of truth in God’s Word. As we gain understanding we realize the value of discernment and begin to cry out for the aid of the Spirit of God to help us both understand and have the ability to discern His precepts and principles and those things which transpire around us. We are to seek God’s truths as though we were mining for golden nuggets in a stream or in a mine in the natural. It is in that condition and position that we learn the Fear of God and the power of Wisdom in our lives.
Wisdom becomes a shield to those who walk in integrity and a strong tower, to which we can run for safety. He becomes our shield and buckler protecting us from the onslaught and assault of the enemy of our souls. We will then become able to demonstrate the heart and character of God and His wisdom before the world. We will be able to choose the right paths, take the right fork in the road of life and as we walk in righteousness God will bring us into good pastures where we will have the Abundant Life Jesus promised.
God bless you as you embark on today’s journey in Jesus!