"Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?" (Proverbs 22:17-21)
Today’s Morsel: For my grandson's sixteenth birthday, my son had some men write letters to him expressing and giving him advice for his life for the future. If you were asked to do that, what would you write? If we want to impart wisdom to those coming after us and to our own children and family, we must obtain wisdom from God’s word as that is the only thing that will last. Scripture says that He has written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee. We must realize that the man who has learned the certainty of the words of truth, should learn to observe it in all that is committed to him or else it did him no good to learn them. The words of the doctrines of truth (whether doctrines of salvation, holiness, or righteous living), are true in themselves when they come from God’s word. And they are classified as excellent things written to us. They come from the God of truth and are truly fulfilled to all that believe. They are certain, they are not of dubious or a difficult interpretation; they point directly to the great end for which God gave them; they are a promise, and they are fulfilled (see Isaiah 55:11).
Sing: Deeper! Deeper! In the love of Jesus daily let me go. Higher, higher, in the school of wisdom, more of grace to know.
Oh, deeper yet I pray, and higher every day, and wiser blessed Lord, in Thy precious holy word.
Thought For Today: Have you read God’s book lately?