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Monday, February 27, 2017

Friend of Fear

Solomon shares in Proverbs 2:1-5 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Here it is! This is how to understand the fear of the Lord and find knowledge and wisdom. Look at the underlined words and phrases: accept my words, store up my commands, ear to wisdom, heart to understanding, insight, understanding, and look for it as for hidden treasure. The Proverbs are a great guide to wisdom. Decide to make them part of who you are as a child of God.

Remember the instructions from Paul found in Colossians 3:16, Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. Dealing with our past and present can be very painful. Allow the Gospel to be your joy and hope. With this gratitude in your heart teach and correct one another in order to grow in godly wisdom.

Use the spiritual disciplines of Alone time with God, Prayer and Fasting, Personal Bible study, and Journaling to give you “fresh ears” to hear feedback and counsel from the Lord. He has something to tell you!