Wisdom 3/25/2023

WISDOM

PROVERBS 1:7

 7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,

But fools despise wisdom and instruction

1. Man is a “free moral agent,” which means that man’s relationship with God exists entirely on a voluntary basis. The wills of all free moral agents must first be tested and then purged of any possibility of falling, so as not to mar God’s eternal plan.

 Finis Jennings Dake, Ages and Dispensations, n.d.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him

 The New King James Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1982), Jas 1:4–5.

wis·dom | ˈwizdəm |

noun

the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise:

To have knowledge one must study the subject matter, understand and be able to apply that knowledge.

As with any profession that a person engages in, whether it may be a doctor, nurse, requires a continued education of new medicines as an example.

The skill that it takes to be a surgeon comes from experience, through the guidance of those that have acquired the knowledge,

pertains to the proper knowledge of the Word of God.

Wise men still seek Jesus 

                           “IF ANY OF YOU LACK WISDOM”

 To have the insight of God,  Requires us to have the written 

Word of God hidden in our hearts

WISDOM from God is having the insight of God to handle life as it comes at us. 2 Tim 2:15

Psalms 119:11. Your Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against You.

2 Tim 2:19 The Foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them who are His. And, Let every one whom names the Name of Christ depart from iniquity.————-Immoral behavior———the works of the flesh Gal 5:19

Filling our retainer[minds] with the Word of God is necessary,  this allows the Holy Spirit to bring to remembrance as we share God’s Word with others to bring encouragement at their point of need.

The application of God’s word can be and should be done in every aspect of our life, not just in a time of crisis, but daily,

Each time I read the Bible, I ask God to give me understanding and help in applying the Word to my life. 

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Tuff Question——have I hiden the Word of God in My heart

Satan is the one that upbraids us, brings condemnation and criticizes our faith that we have received forgiveness.  Satan finds fault and then exploits it, trying to make us to see ourselves as failures, diverting us from the truth of the Word of God!

Satan’s plan is to destroy and kill.  

Destroy one’s reputation using people that profess Christianity

 and with their tongue they create sparks of discord among those that would listen, by their fruits  you shall know them !

Do not draw back from the Lord , But lay aside all malice, 

(Righteousness, Peace, and Joy alone will bring men together).”

 but not contention, quarreling, and fighting in the Church) brings division

Jeremiah 4:22

“22 For My People is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.

(‘The last phrase, “They are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge,” is striking! They would manufacture many ways to sin, i.e., “wise to do evil,” but they had no knowledge of God, despite the fact that they were God’s chosen People. Their lack of “knowledge” was because of their abandonment of the Bible.“}”ESB”

Sottish definition {HSN-<5530>silly–foolish

Proverbs 11:12 He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor , but a man of understanding holds his peace.

A foolish person is one that continually stirs up strife. Strife is the expression of “enmity” Romans 1:29 also contentions 2 Cor. 12:20

If one continues  with contention, then you have opened yourself up to spiritual failure and reproof from the Lord

  ——walking in the imagination of their own hearts as in the ways of the world

Will destroy one and all.——-This  presumptuous sinning despises the Word of God and puts Christ to open shame (Heb. 10:26–29

 

Hebrews 10:35. Cast not away therefore your confidence which has great recompense of reward.

REVELATION 21:8

 8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burn’s with fire and brimstone: which is the second death

 THERE ARE 2 FACTS PRESENTED IN THIS VERSE:

1 The faithless will be eternally lost

2. If the gospel believed doesn’t change the person, then it is not the True Gospel

We all face temptations every day, and there are times that we fail , however there is a difference between temptations and habitual sin, that have become a bondage and a heavy weight. 

For the sipping saint- that one drink – may trigger a dependency upon alcohol -Alcohol is a deception Only true peace is found in God

For the christian that reads playboy for the articles, will have the bondage of pornography: hardcore porn.attach itself

The unbelieving  are those that put their trust for deliverance into things other than the power of the Holy Spirit to set one free

Deliverance requires faith, not persistence —trying to overcome by one’s own will guarantee’s failure every time

Proverbs 10:8——- The wise in heart will receive commandments, {scriptural counsel}  but a prating fool shall fall

prate | prāt |

verb [no object]

talk foolishly or at tedious length about something

I have known people that would ask what does the Bible have to say about such & such but when scriptural direction is given, they continued to talk  and not listen.

 The knowledge to “do good” is found in 

Jeremiah  6:16   STOP, right where you are, Look for the old godly way and walk in it. Travel it’s path and you will find rest for your souls.

The wisdom that comes from God, will bring truth that encourages you and I to continue on the paths of righteousness.

When we are going through a season of turmoil, we must recognize the source that causes it, then pray and ask God for the wisdom in dealing with it.

We must apply the Word of God, reject the new paths that have created by man and remember that the “old man has passed away and all things have become new. 

2 Corinthians 5:17 

17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

In the eyes of God, The mistakes we have made in life, the sins that have been committed, the moment when we ask God to forgive in sincerity, He did and forgot.

 Jas 1:6–8.

6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways

 The New King James Version,

Doubt is an emotional response—- When trust is broken by words or actions of another,  doubt enters our mind regarding the “what” has been done.  If we do not address this immediately in the proper way, the emotional dam will eventually be breeched, and the chaos of a flood of emotions will rush out and we will be tossed and driven like a wave in the sea of life. 

Doubt becomes a heavy weight in a relationship with people and spiritually with God.

We have examples found in the Bible where doubt separated people from God.  

Satan said to Eve —“ Genesis 3:1 Can it really be that God has said”

Then Satan uses deception twisting the words that God did say.

In the your home, do not allow doubt of other ’s enter, especially so between man & wife

Tuff Question’s——- Have I created doubt in my relationship,

What tone of voice do I use,

Do I nag—

annoy or irritate (a person) with persistent fault-finding or continuous urging:

This can cause doubt in a relationship

 Has Doubt has become a heavy weight.  

Hebrews 12:1

 let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

2. Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our Faith

Jame 1  Verse 6   But let him ask in faith

  1. BUT— [ when we have knowledge and understanding of God’s Word, we must apply
  2. LET——- {IS AN ACTION WORD -we become doers of God’s word and not hearers only James 1:22
  3. HIM—-applies to whomever takes the action 
  4. ASK—    we have a purpose for our request 
  5. IN——   qualifies the purpose of incorporating God’s Word
  6. Faith—— Is the opposite of doubt, Hebrews 12:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen!

Read and study Hebrews 11- which is a chronicle of those that has trusted God

It is good to remind ourselves of what GOD has done for us and what He has brought us through.

  1. SALVATION —-I believed in my heart & confessed with my mouth that Jesus died & rose again, forgiving me of my sins Romans 10:8,9—
  2. Healing-Isaiah 53:5  He was wounded for our transgressions,

He was bruised for our iniquities;

The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

and by His stripes we are healed.

3.  PROVISION—- Philippians 4:19

19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. 20

4, DELIVERANCE ——-     COLOSSIANS 1: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Meditate on These Things

Philippians 4:Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

PAUL

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