Wisdom and Sense that's NOT so common..

King Solomon was the main contributor towards the books of Proverbs. Accurately known as the wisest man to ever live, GOD tells HIM in 1 Kings 3 "...Because thou has asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; nor riches or the lives of your enemies; but has asked for understanding and to discern judgment; Behold I have done according to thy words: I have given thee a wise and understanding heart. So that there was none like you before and neither shall any arise after thee."


But it gets better! Because of Solomon's prayer that requested wisdom only,  GOD also blessed him with riches and honor. King Solomon was further instructed that if He obeyed GOD's laws and commands, HE would "lengthen his days."

**Is this not just like Ephesians 3:20 where Paul references GOD's prayer answering tendencies as: "...unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above that we ask or think..."?**

These are Words of Wisdom from Proverbs Chapter 19:

8. He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good.

9. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish.

11. The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

15. Slothfulness (Laziness) casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

17. He that has pity upon the poor lends unto the Lord; and that which he has given will he pay him again.


These are some powerful instructions here! We know that false witnesses are liars - those that refuse to tell the truth. The WORD says they will not go unpunished and a person who speaks lies will perish. GOD is merciful but HIS laws are commands are real. What HE says is final. Lazy people who waste time and are not productive in their lives any way will be casts into a deep sleep or what I refer to as spiritual darkness. And all those who consider the poor and give of their time and resources - GOD sees. Not only can HE see, HE says that you've paid HIM and HE will pay you again.

My favorite proverb in chapter 19 is verse 28: "...reprove one that has understanding and he will understand knowledge." A wise person can accept criticism and apply it to their lives as an improvement; it is knowledge NOT a put-down. If you aspire to be wise, seek the LORD with your whole heart and read the book of Proverbs.

Chrissy

Scheduled Posts

My blogging will be scheduled for Wednesdays. Expect to see updates here Wednesdays or Sundays as the Spirit leads. God is never silent; we need to be still so we can hear.

Chrissy

Jesus the Foundation

The following verses are so important to our walk with Christ. Meditate on these verses & read them for yourselves.

1 Corinthians 3:11-15

11: For other foundations can no man lay than that is laid, which is of Jesus Christ.
12. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
13. Every man's work shall be made manifest; for the day shall declare it because it will be revealed by fire. And the fire shall try every man's work..
14. If any man's work endures, he shall receive a reward.
15. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as through fire.

Pray on these scriptures and ask God to reveal its application to your life.

God Bless,
Chrissy

GOOD MORNING :)

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, HIS mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning. Great is thy faithfulness -- Oh LORD...Great is thy faithfulness.

Such a beautiful and true song on this AM. Find some reason to give HIM praise and do it often. Let HIS praises continually stay in your mouth.

Chrissy

True Freedom

Are you free? How do you know if you are? If you're not, how can you be?

John 8:36
36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

As a believer of Christ, our freedom depends on different things than those who are not believers. What does this mean? It simply means that because we "walk by faith and not by sight (2 COR 5:7)," we don't have the same definition of freedom as some others would. Freedom as a believer involves the freedom from bondage, strongholds, sickness, diseases, and sin!

Paul gives an excellent explanation about the struggle between man and sin and bondage in the book of Romans and throughout his letters to the churches. But most importantly, he explains our freedom in Christ. Our ability, unlike before, to overcome and flee sin. But if we don't feed our spirits with the WORD and all we do is concentrate on the sin -- whatever it may be -- we can never be free.

ROMANS 6:11-13

11. Likewise, reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
12. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
13. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.

***I always use the KJV as it is the most close translation to the Hebrew text and often other translations don't convey the entire message.***

Clearly, we can see that Paul tells us first to regard ourselves as dead to sin. After we have realized through Christ we are not alive to sin, then we make a choice to either allow sin to "reign" in our lives/bodies or not. We all will sin at some point but when we succumb to it and allow it to overtake us, we are not free.

If you are not free, Romans 10:9-10 is an EXCELLENT place to start.

Blessings,
Chrissy