For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: (Proverbs 2:6-11)
Today's Morsel: I don't know the artist of the song Pants On The Ground, but I like what he says. Some of the lyrics say: "Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, lookin like a fool with your pants on the ground." These lyrics speak of those who are wearing saggy pants, waistbands hanging below their backside. There seems to be many people without discretion these days. Many of them display no maturity, sound judgment, or caution in their lives. Sad to say, the spirit of worldliness is slowly creeping into the church. Paul told Titus, "But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you" (Titus 2:1-8). Paul wanted them to be discreet because he knew that discretion would preserve the church and maintain its holiness and good stand for Jesus. Solomon said that when wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee. In other words, when we hide the Word of God in our hearts and minds, we become like the psalmist and we do not sin against God. Sin is caused by a lack of wisdom and good judgment in a person's life. The church must teach people how to make good and wise decisions so that we won't become foolish in thinking and believe that everything we see the world doing is alright.
Sing: Show me Your ways, that I may walk with You. Show me Your ways, I put my hope in You. The cry of my heart is to love You more.