Devo Got wisdom
Proverbs 3:11-26 (NIV)
11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in. 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
those who gain understanding,
14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
those who hold her fast will be blessed. 19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided,
and the clouds let drop the dew. 21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you,
an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will go on your way in safety,
and your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Have no fear of sudden disaster
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the Lord will be at your side
and will keep your foot from being snared.
Wisdom comes though discipline. We are not born with it. It does not come from much learning. Wisdom comes from God through the experience of life. Even experience alone may not teach you wisdom. Some people never learn and keep doing the same thing over and over again. It comes from God and only by discipline though experiences of life. God leads us in the way out of His love for us. We go through trials so we can gain wisdom to protect us. It brings wealth, honor, love, protection, peace, and so much more. We have to submit to God’s discipline. It is His love being poured out on us. It is not pleasant at the time, but painful, but produces a harvest of righteousness and without holiness we can’t see God.
Pastor Jeff Lane
Pastor Jeff Lane