Tuesday, January 21, 2014

2014 January 21 - Morning Manna

"But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. The depth saith, It is not in me: and the sea saith, It is not with me. It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold. Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air. Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears. God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding" (Job 28:12-28)
Today's Morsel: When I am speaking to people about getting their life on the right track, I always tell them to read the book of Proverbs daily, because it is a book of wisdom. Out of all the books in the Bible, I think I have read the book of Proverbs through more than any of them. Proverbs, because it is a book of wisdom, does something for the soul.  It enlightens us to hidden things of the heart and causes us to become more ethical and upright.  Job, in declaring his sincerity to his friends in their persecution of him, said that wisdom is an excellent thing. And so he asked them, "Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?"  Because they couldn't give him and answer, he told, "Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding."  If you are looking for wisdom, why not peruse through the book of Proverbs and see what you come away with?  When you reverence God and abstain from evil, you will find wisdom and have understanding.  For me, I found that wisdom is found in God.
Sing: Deeper! Deeper! In the love of Jesus, daily let me go, higher, higher in the school of wisdom, more of grace to know.
O' deeper yet I pray, and higher every day, and wiser blessed Lord in thy precious holy word.

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