Is Wisdom calling you
Today I am just going to dive right into it. "My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if your seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God." Proverbs 2:1-5. What a powerful verse. The first two words say it all: My son. God is calling you his family. God is calling out to those who choose to be in his family. He loves you and he wants everyone to be a part of his family. But the very next word "IF", two letters,big word. It also goes to show us that God does not force us, he gives us the choice. We live in a if/then world. If you go to work then you make money. If you make good grades then you go to a good college or get a good job. See where I am going with this. If/ then world. We all make if/then choices on a daily basis. He also says to TREASURE his commandments. Think of the one thing that means the most to your heart, then put God's commandments in that place and treasure it like that, above that. What a difference in your life it would make. Now hold on, I am not saying that you will never have troubles again but I am saying that WHEN you have troubles, you have God's commandments right there and you still can have joy through the troubles. He says to MAKE your ears pay attention to wisdom. I know I have a trouble with this one because everything else in the world is trying to drown out God's wisdom. So I have to hush the world and pull that still small voice to the front. Make your heart to have the tendency to seek understanding. See these are all choices we have to make on a daily basis- second by second. If we don't Satan brings the world into it and drowns out what God is teaching you. There is another IF, we have to call out for insight raise our voice for understanding. He is wanting us to go to the tallest mountain and search for him like we are searching for a way off that mountain. He is waiting for us to shout it out. When is the last time you and I have shout out for God to give us the understanding and knowledge of His word. You do notice that he does not say I only give wisdom and understanding to the teachers and preachers. He is wanting his WHOLE family to shout out. We need to be searching for God under every rock, every corner, every dark ally until we have that joy that NOTHING can take away. Now here comes the then: he says if you do this then you will understand the fear of the Lord and FIND the knowledge of God. Then you will know what God wants to do with your life and what He is calling your life to be. Have a blessed day. May you seek to find wisdom and knowledge today. I know I will be searching.