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Welcome everyone to this week’s Bible Study. We will be picking up where we left off last week on Proverbs 2:1. If you don't have a Bible or don't have one handy and would like to follow along or perhaps read a different version, the Bible Study Tool in the sidebar will provide you with different versions and other study tools.
1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
The “heart” commonly refers to the mind as the center of thinking and reason, but also includes the emotions, the will and thus, thee whole inner being. The heart is the depository of all wisdom and the source of whatever effects speech, sight and conduct.
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
These first 5 scriptures are like a prayer. In fact, it is what we should all pray. For a person to really be able to live a Godly life, you must first know what God expects. This first sentence says "receive my words". The heart is the place for the commandments and the Word of God to be hidden. If we receive into our being the wisdom of God and apply it to our heart we will do the things that are right in God's sight.
If we would spend even half the time learning the Word of God as we spend searching for worldly wealth, we would find the treasures of God. Knowledge has to be accumulated by learning. Wisdom is a gift from God. As we uncover the secrets of the Bible, we will have reverent fear of God and be filled with His knowledge.
6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
We read in James 1:5 "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."
Not out of our mouth cometh knowledge, but out of His. The knowledge is in His Word. The words of His mouth are contained in Scripture. It is there that God speaks. Wisdom comes only by revelation.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
The Lord is our buckler, or protector, if we walk uprightly in our salvation day by day.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints
The saints are those who are justified by the Lord and walk justly. For the justified who follow in His judgment or law, He preserves, or saves, their way. The saints, or Christians, are eager to follow in the teachings of the Lord. Jesus is the way.
So, what is necessary for us to live a Godly life? We must know what God expects of us and the only way to know that is through reading our Bibles and prayer.
I serve an awesome GOD and I pray that this post blesses you and helps to deepen your relationship with God!
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Have a blessed week!
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