As we go over and over the words of Proverbs 2, we are realizing that a supernatural thing is happening. God is writing his words onto our minds and into our hearts!
We used to say that the reason we didn’t memorize scripture was that we didn’t have a very good memory. Well, we still don’t have a great memory – except when it comes to scripture. We’ve got whole chapters of the Bible memorized! Because God is faithfully doing it. We’re doing our part and he is doing the amazing part that we can’t do.
God is blessing our obedience to the words he used as he started out Proverbs 2:
My child, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and 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 you will find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom, from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless. He guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair, every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you and understanding will guard you. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose ways are perverse.”
Great job! Here’s the next verse:
“Who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,”
Jesus is the light of the world. He brought light into a dark and broken world.
When we choose to think and act like Jesus wants us to, we are walking in the light.
This path just leads us farther and farther away from the light.
The Good News is Jesus will always accept us back. We just need to repent and turn around. We must choose to come back into the light. Get back on the straight path.
This is the path God has prepared in advance for us through his love and grace.
Thank you, Abba Father.
Audio file of Proverbs 2: