Proverbs 19-21; Acts 3

The wisdom of God is such a beautiful thing;  I long for it, count on it and hold tight to it because I know that is something that is not inherently in my nature.  Searching for God and His wisdom is why I get my nose in the Bible regularly.  This isn’t because I have my act together… far from it.  It’s because I desperately need to know God’s ways.  I continue to be amazed at how He wants me know Him and enjoy his wisdom.  He delights in this Sinner!  His Word  serves as an anchor this boat depends upon in all kinds of seas.

Proverbs can seem like a Believer’s checklist at times:  how not to be a nag,  foolish, angry, rash and  how to be a diligent, listen and how to be a good steward of my numbered days.  Read in the light of the New Testament,  Proverb’s encouragement to grow in wisdom becomes all the more richer:

The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure;  then peace loving, submissive,  full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  James 3:17

The full beauty of God’s wisdom is found in the one I am learning to love more and more…Jesus and he never pushes me away, even when I am far from wise.  He asks me to draw closer, lean into and learn from Him:

… so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Jesus Christ in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.    Colossians 2:3

God longs to show me those mysteries “hidden in Christ.” I thank Jesus that He continues to call me to come and learn from Him.  His patience and gentle mercies open up those stuffy places inside of me and transforms fear, shame and guilt into joy, freedom and forgiveness.  I long to be more like Him and think like Him.  May it be so.



Filed under 66 Books, Acts, Bible in a year reading plan, Colossians, James, Proverbs, Uncategorized

2 responses to “Proverbs 19-21; Acts 3

  1. truth is an amazing thing – it sets you free!

  2. I like how you describe wisdom as beautiful. It reminds me of the adage that true beauty lies within. I think that Proverbs and other words of wisdom in the Bible can teach us how to be caring, loving, and forgiving, humble, and secure. Our countenance changes, I imagine, to be more like the face of Jesus Christ while he was on earth – joyful, peaceful, concerned but with confidence. True beauty. True wisdom.

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