God is doing this amazing thing of writing whole chapters of his word on our hearts and minds! Do you feel it? Do you feel God’s wisdom soaking down into your thoughts, saturating them with what is true? As we remain faithful in going over and over these words every day, God is also being faithful in making them stick. I have a really bad memory so this is truly a miracle that I know and feel and repeat every day whole chapters of God’s word. Unbelievable! We’re almost to the end of 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, 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. (Thank you, Lord!) 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 words are perverse, who leave straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
It will save you also from the adulteress, the wayward wife with her seductive words who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.’
Yeah! We’re through that section and on to encouraging words:
“Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.”
Yes we will! Because the wisdom and understanding and discernment and knowledge we get from keeping God’s commands in our heart will help us to avoid the wicked path, the perverse path, the crooked path and the paths that lead down to sin and death.
With God’s words firmly and forever planted in our minds, we will be able to keep to the path of goodness and stay in a right relationship with God.
Thank you, Abba Father!
Audio file of me repeating Proverbs 2: