The Book of Proverbs was written to give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernments to the young.
It is a book that has been ignored for too long; we are seeing the results of that ignorance in our society today. We are seeing man making up rules as he goes and refusing to listen to advice that was written so long ago teaching one how to survive in this world.
Today, I start a walkthrough – more of a stop and sit awhile and discover the purpose of illustrations and allegories that are common-sense based. I pray that you will join me along this journey and refresh your minds, your hearts, and your souls. We are in need of some refreshing times.
Proverb 1:1-4 – These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel. Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline, to help them understand the insights of the wise. Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives, to help them do what is right, just, and fair. These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young. (NLT)
Understanding seemed to jump out at me today. For some reason, we have forgotten this treasure of trying to understand one another, but mainly, we have forgotten to stop and listen to God’s Word and seek to understand His Ways and His Thoughts. God has given us “Wisdom” to live life by and yet we are ignoring Him.
Let’s just meditate – savor if you please, the words presented here:
- Wisdom and discipline
- Reasons to live disciplined and successful lives
- Help the simple
- Knowledge and discernment to the young
We will discover that these words will be used throughout the book of Proverbs. That these words will give us “insight” into the problems that we face in the world and especially here in the United States, where we have become so self-focused, we have stopped caring for one another and seeking God’s Wisdom to guide us.
The disciplines of righteousness will teach us how to be charitable.
The disciplines of justice will help us to judge honestly.
And the equity, the fairness, will help us to find a smooth-straight road that opens up “awe” moments.
Remember we always start with ourselves, checking out our walks and our thoughts and seeing if they are disciplined. Then we work towards helping others to live disciplines lives too.
As believers in Christ, many of us do not have disciplined lives and basically have not wanted to be governed by discipline. Many a pastor has stepped out to teach about the characteristics of a disciplined life, only to be mowed over by leadership saying to take it easy on people. We have given one another a passport to do as we please and now we get to look out around us and see those results. It’s not good; people have become wise in how to blame others for their problems.
It’s time. God says, “It’s time!” Let’s listen and heed His Words.
Heavenly Father, we are in a big mess down here. Rolling around in our consequences and choices in life. Father, help us to find our way back to disciplined lives. Help us to start with ourselves and clean up our messes and then work towards learning how to speak to one another again. I love you, Lord. I ask this in Christ Jesus’ name, amen.
If you have never had the opportunity to hear one of Keith and Krystyn’s songs, I encourage you to listen in today. There is power and healing within these words.