EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING BY:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA:
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide
DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 5TH 2021
TEXT: Proverbs 4:1-13
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
Key verse: Proverbs 8:12
I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
The Bible itself is a book of wisdom. Which means the answer to the above question cannot be exhausted because in another aspect, Jesus calls Himself wisdom as we learn from our key verse. Wisdom is that which delivers you and gives you victory over your enemies and keeps you away from hell. Wisdom is the ability to behave, speak and interact sweetly among men to their satisfaction, delight, amazement and commendation.
Solomon tells us something vital for our lives in this world and principal to be in our character and to employ in our living. He speaks to us as children and requests that we pay attention to his instructions which he received from David his father. Solomon gained wisdom from the counsel and instructions of David. Having been told that Solomon would be king after him, David gave attention to him, and gave him vital instruction and the most vital instruction was that he should get wisdom. This was relevant for his life, his government, his service to God and to man for a righteous work.
Wisdom is the principal thing. It is the leading virtue in human relationship and administration. Wisdom is the virtue the righteous derives from the fear of God and obedience to His commandments. Wisdom in you makes you to obey the word of God. Wisdom tells us how to do things. It is a calculation arriving at how best to handle a matter. It is thinking clear through. Wisdom is what makes a man provide a solution to a given problem. God is the giver of wisdom. He gives wisdom freely to those who seek it to honor Him and to do His will. He preserves wisdom for the righteous.
Wisdom is the ability to think clear through by the divine enablement of God. When the prodigal son could not find the food of pigs to eat, he went and sat down, maybe under a tree and started thinking aloud: “How was it when I was at home? I was not even the one cooking food but the servants were cooking and serving us. Now I am here without food. Not even the food of pigs! I will go back home and plead with my father to forgive me.” That is wisdom. That decision to arise and go back to his father was his survival.
Thought for the day: Wisdom is the ability to think clear through to get solution.
Song for the day: He is everything Jesus is everything to me (2x)
Bible reading for the day: Judges 15-17; Luke 10:1-24
PASTOR PAUL RIKA