Wednesday, October 2, 2013

31 Days of His Wisdom - Day 2 - Shield

This 31 day series will focus on the things I learned from Proverbs, as well as some things from Torah study, and will add in a sprinkling of what I've learned from Judaism. 
To read the posts in the series, just go to the Labels section on the left, and click on "31 Days of His Wisdom".

Today is October 2, so I am reading Proverbs 2

My son, if you will receive my words
and store my commands inside you,
paying attention to wisdom
inclining your mind toward understanding —
yes, if you will call for insight
and raise your voice for discernment,
if you seek it as you would silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure —
then you will understand the fear of Adonai
and find knowledge of God.
For Adonai gives wisdom;
from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
He stores up common sense for the upright,
is a shield to those whose conduct is blameless,
in order to guard the courses of justice
and preserve the way of those faithful to him.
Then you will understand righteousness, justice,
fairness and every good path.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
knowledge will be enjoyable for you,
11 discretion will watch over you,
and discernment will guard you.
12 They will save you from the way of evil
and from those who speak deceitfully,
13 who leave the paths of honesty
to walk the ways of darkness,
14 who delight in doing evil
and take joy in being stubbornly deceitful,
15 from those whose tracks are twisted
and whose paths are perverse.
16 They will save you from a woman who is a stranger,
from a loose woman with smooth talk,
17 who abandons the ruler she had in her youth
and forgets the covenant of her God.
18 Her house is sinking toward death,
her paths lead to the dead.
19 None who go to her return;
they never regain the path to life.
20 Thus you will walk on the way of good people
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright will live in the land,
the pure-hearted will remain there;
22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
the unfaithful rooted out of it.

Each time I read through Proverbs, something different jumps out at me.  This is ADONAI quickening His Word to my heart.  

Today, verse seven jumps out at me.  When I obey His Laws, He puts a shield around me.  He protects me.  What a glorious thought.  Beloved Gail-Friends, we live in a day when  lawlessness abounds.  The church has cast off the Law as if it were an out of fashion garment.  But, it is current.  It is a guide for our lives, and verse seven says it shields us.  

Picture a baby bird under the wings of parent.  That is a picture of our protection when we obey His Word.

image from Little Birdie

As I go through this month of studying Proverbs, I hope you'll join me and read the chapter, too.  I'll share what stands out to me for that day.  

I'd love for you to share something He shows you through the day's reading. 

I'll be linking these posts to the 31 Days event at The Nester

1 comment:

  1. I like verse 7 too, but the part that says "He stores up common sense for the upright." In the NKJV it says sound wisdom. It is so good to know He has wisdom stored up for me. He wants me to have wisdom. When facing certain things in life, it is so good to know there is wisdom available.