We are experiencing the power of God in a new way in our lives as we memorize Proverbs 2. We go through our scripture every day while God actually does the work of writing in on our hearts. Awesome!
“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. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse. Who leave straight paths to walk in dark ways,”
“Who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil.”
It always surprises me. Someone I’m having a conversation with describes a behavior or a situation where they did something obviously wrong but they smile and look like they think it’s smart – they got ‘over’ or they were more clever than everyone else at cheating the system, or they didn’t get in ‘trouble’ for doing it so now they are bragging about it.
These are all dark paths and crooked ways.
That’s our world. Our culture. And it will be our thinking unless we let the truth of God lead us and transform us.
What do we delight in? And rejoice in?
Please open our eyes, dear Father, to our own behaviors and thoughts. Shine your light and help us turn from any darkness on our journey towards your truth. We love you!
Audio file of Proverbs 2: