“Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.” (Proverbs 4:1-10)
Today’s Morsel: One of my favorite books in the Bible is the book of Proverbs. Solomon unloads so much wisdom for the man and woman of God, that if we would obey it, there is no chance of one falling, no cause of marriage failure, no cause for bad feelings, no cause for indebtedness, no cause for hate, no cause for backstabbing, gossip, or pride, and no reason to not understand God’s requirements in life. Solomon says that wisdom is one of the most important thing in your life. It is the principle thing. It’s the foundation of life and the base to stand on. It promotes good character, values and principles in one’s life. Therefore, he said, get wisdom, and with all our getting, we are to get an understanding. He said that if you exalt wisdom, wisdom shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to your head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Why not make it a habit, as I have, to read a chapter of the book of Proverbs daily as part of your life study.
Sing: Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning. Give me oil in my lamp I pray. Give me oil in my lamp keep me burning, burning, burning; keep me burning till the break of day.
Thought For Today: A long and prosperous life begins with wisdom.