“The fear of God will bring “health to your body and nourishment to your bones” (Prov3:7-8 NIV)
For those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, the Bible presents an alright case for the life long process of acquiring wisdom. In terms that can be understood by the most simple-minded, God reveals, wisdom’s benefits both in positive terms as well as negative. Rejecting God’s guidance has disastrous effects while fearing God has many benefits. (Prov3:7-8NIV) In general and intently practical terms, following wisdom can add many years to our lives. “The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short” (Prov. 10:27 NIV) Read (Prov 14:26). In the book of Proverbs, the wise man gives three conditions we must meet in order to acquire wisdom (Prov 2:1-4) First condition (Prov 2:1-2NIV) The second condition (Prov 2:3). And the third condition involves a dedication to looking for wisdom in earnest, the same we would search for hidden treasure ( Prov 2:4) Simply understanding these three conditions should cause us to remember the words of Jesus, who asked, “What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and lose his own soul? (Mk 8:36) By God’s grace the book of Proverbs enables each of us to have God’s insight on how to live lives that will glorify Him: how to build up others, and how to be at peace with ourselves (Kenneth M. Durham).
PRAYER LINE: Keep my tongue, Lord, bridled well, words of faith, Oh, may I tell; Take my heart, it’s wellspring deep; cleanse and purity and keep – Bosch.
Gentle words are more powerful than angry words