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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

WISDOM AND INSTRUCTION

 

Today’s Reading:

Proverbs 1:1-7

 


The first Chapter of the book of Proverbs starts with the introduction of the author of the book, King Solomon who succeeded his father, David as king of Israel. We are all familiar with the conversation between Solomon and God, and how God gave him wisdom. The chapter points out the essence of obtaining the wisdom of God. However, wisdom cannot come to you unless you fear God. The chapter says that the fear of God is the beginning of understanding:

  • It is only when you fear God that God will give you a deep understanding of the mysteries of life.

  • The fear of God takes you into God's secret place

  • The fear of God grants you unlimited access to divine wisdom

  • The fear of God gives you access to His untold riches (beyond financial riches)

  • The fear of God grants you a long life

  • The fear of God is a fountain of life

  1. The first instruction in wisdom is that you should not be a partaker of evil. It says, if sinners entice you, do not consent. This brings to mind, the effect of social media on society. When you are forwarding damaging information about someone without first, verifying its authenticity, it means you are consenting to doing evil.

  2. The second is that wisdom cries out in the streets to come and receive it freely. Wisdom is saying seek me, and live. The Bible says that Jesus Christ is the wisdom of God (1st Corinthians 1 vs 24). Therefore, accept Christ as your saviour and obtain divine wisdom.

Therefore, if you want to increase in knowledge and understanding in these troubling times, you must develop the fear of God.

VICTOR ABASSAH


 

To surrender your life to Christ, say this prayer aloud: Father, thank you for Jesus Christ. Forgive my sins, take control of my heart and lead me in your righteous path by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You, Lord. Congratulations! Prayerfully look for a living church and report to the resident pastor or priest.


Prayers:

  1. O Lord grant me the wisdom of the ancients in the name of Jesus

  2. Power for divine understanding falls upon my life in the name of Jesus

  3. O Lord, give me an obedient heart in the name of Jesus

  4. O Lord, help your church to increase in wisdom and the fear of God

  5. O Lord, give our leaders divine wisdom and understanding in the name of Jesus

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