Today’s Scripture: to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; Proverbs 1:3 ESV
There is peace and confidence knowing we WILL receive instruction from the LORD, isn’t there? Here in Proverbs 1 we are told and promised that Wisdom cries aloud to us. She is shouting out all around us, yet we think we do not hear.
How many times have you thought God was silent? I recall one particular time calling out in frustration to God Himself that I did not get why He created me only to remain silent.
Do you think that it was because I skipped the first step? That step in Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Was it because I did not have the loving respect and total trust in the LORD? Most certainly, somehow I trusted my own thoughts and feelings over total reverence to who the LORD is.
My experience is that fearing Him above all others was the beginning of knowledge and also opened up the flood gates to “hearing” him. It was not that He remained silent; I was listening wrong. You could say I was listening foolishly.
Do you want to hear with confidence? Fear Him. What are you hearing?
Today’s prayer: Almighty LORD, thank You for Your Wisdom and Your ways of speaking to us. You are the Almighty, You are God and You are the source of instruction. I trust Your will; I trust Your guidance and thank You for crying out in so many ways. Thank You for speaking so we can hear. Help us to discern and magnify Your voice over all others. Amen
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