Our devotional thought for this 2nd day of June is from Proverbs 2:10-11.
Proverbs 2:10-11 – “When wisdom [discernment; ability to make right choices] entereth [draws nigh; besieges] into thine heart [mind; thoughts; understanding], and knowledge [perception; ability to discern between good and evil] is pleasant[agreeable; delight; sweet] unto thy soul [life; appetite]; 11 Discretion[purpose; plot; plan] shall preserve[keep; guard] thee, understanding [reason; wisdom]shall keep[preserve; guard] thee:”
There are many teachers, professors, doctors and preachers who purport to have wisdom and understanding; however, when we examine their teachings in the light of the Scriptures, theirs is not the wisdom of God—it is the wisdom God calls “foolish”. In Paul’s letter to the learned citizens of Corinth, the apostle warned:
1 Corinthians 1:20 – “…hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
1 Corinthians 3:18-19a – “Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God…”
The wisdom Solomon was impressing upon the heart of his son was not the foolish wisdom of the world and its philosophies, but the wisdom God along imparts. Wisdom that begins with the acknowledgement of God through faith that He is Creator, Sustainer and Sovereign of all. The wisdom that is the Gospel—believing that Jesus Christ is the virgin born, Only-begotten Son of God crucified for our sins, buried and risen from the dead on the third day—triumphant over sin and the grave!
How indescribable is such knowledge to the soul. When the knowledge of Christ as Savior enters the soul and His Word is the daily “bread of life”—the ability to discern between good and evil will preserve you from the calamities of sin!
My friend, if your thoughts are resistant and your heart intolerant of the truths of God’s Word—I urge you to examine whose wisdom is directing your life—the Wisdom of God or the wisdom of man God calls foolish!
I close today’s devotional thought allowing God to speak concerning His Word.
Psalm 119:9 – “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
Psalm 119:11 – “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.”
Psalm 119:42 – “So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.”
Psalm 119:50 – “This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.”
Psalm 119:101 – “I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.”
Psalm 119:105 – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
John 17:17 – “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.”
Copyright 2014 – Travis D. Smith