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In Jesus’ name I pray,
Welcome everyone to this week’s Bible Study. We will be picking up where we left off last on Proverbs 2:9. 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.
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
Wisdom with knowledge gives a person tremendous advantage. This understanding and discretion is not of the world, but of the Lord and His Word. A really good working knowledge of God's Word can keep you from making mistakes. The answers to all of life's problems can be found in the Word of God. The heart controls the conscious and subconscious actions of man. If the heart of man is stayed on the Lord, there is no way that man can be defeated. Truth is the protector from all evil!
12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Christians walk in the light and have no fellowship with darkness. I John 1:5-7 says "This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." "If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:" "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin."
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her return again , neither take they hold of the paths of life.
There are only two paths to take. The path of sin leads to death and destruction. The path of righteousness leads to life everlasting.
20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.In Psalms 37:29 we read, "The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever." We have seen over and over how the wicked will be driven off the land. Canaan became the land of Israel because the wicked were driven out. We, as Christians, shall reign 1000 years with Jesus. According to Revelation 20:6 "Blessed and holy [is] he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years."
So, if we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve us, against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways!
I recently read that whatever we fill our minds with is what we become. This is so true! Let’s fill our mind with things that are right with the Lord and turn from the things of darkness!
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope that you enjoyed this post and that it will bring you closer to the Lord.