INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD, AND NOT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD!
The Verse: Proverbs 2:1-8
The Great King Solomon, divinely inspired with the wisdom he asked God for, wrote this:
1 My son, if you accept my words
and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom
and applying your heart to understanding—
3 indeed, if you call out for insight
and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver
and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds success in store for the upright,
he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just
and protects the way of his faithful ones.
I have been utterly in need of direction in my new job, I’m sort in this semi-confused state of being, where I know where I want to go, but I don’t know how I get there. HAHAHA! It’s SO CLEAR IN MY HEAD, THE DESTINATION, THE END POINT, THE GOAL.But the SPECIFIC steps I have to take, I ponder all night long, thinking if that little step I made is moving me forward or just taking me left, right…or even…*gasp* BACK! I love contemplating my life futuristically, I think it energizes me, and at the same time, it brings degrees of frustration when other people around me can’t seem to see goals and plans I have the way I do. It even makes me wonder sometimes I’m actually on the right track because nobody else is on the track (or so it seems).
MY ACTION PLAN:
To pray, grow my faith again, and consult ONLY GOD for wisdom. Wisdom in particular for my new job, because it’s latest addition to my little juggling act of priorities :)) It’s exciting, and frightening, and so many things are happening right NOW (in the 3-week span that I’ve been working, that is)….But I know that God’s word is clearer than Google maps will ever be in giving direction and understanding of the routes I need to take to get from point A to point B.
THE ONLY WAY TO BECOME UPRIGHT, INSIGHTFUL AND GAIN TRUE SUCCESS IS TO WALK WITH GOD:SO, INCREASE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORD, NOT YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE WORLD.
My favorite thing to do when I read the Bible is pick up either a simple or striking word I come across, access my dictionary software, and look a more comprehensive meaning for the word I already think I understand. I think that’s highest level of scholarly activity and research I do. HAHAHAH! Kidding, I love to read books. SO I CHOSE TO DIVE INTO THE WORD OF MY WEEK: WISDOM…
the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise.
• the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of such experience, knowledge, and good judgment
• the body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period
From reading this, I can’t think of anybody or any books made by man else who has more experience, more knowledge (of the world, universe, heaven lies, life, man, success, happiness, you name it) or more wisdom than God. THUS, be encouraged that when you read your bible, you are hearing directly from God and you are storing up deposits of truth, understanding, and insight that comes from the ONE THAT UNDERSTANDS IT ALL, WHO IS AHEAD OF US ALL. His ways are higher than ours and we will never really out-pace God with our knowledge of the world.
People bank on education as the pathway to success, wealth, prosperity and influence, because they think they are placing deposits of knowledge in their minds that they will use to guide their lives. As ERNEST HEMINGWAY SAID:
They take pride in their well-schooled backgrounds to prove that they have superior edge of knowledge of a particular field. And yet, there are so many unsuccessful, well-schooled people. So many UNHAPPY people who are well-read and well versed in every kind and any kind of philosophy they chose to believe in. So many unhappy people who have achievements in their career but are not satisfied or still unsure of the direction that their lives will take, still tentative. They resort to God & reading the bible for wisdom and understanding ONLY when all is almost-utterly lost for them, when they should have been taking it as a guide, and instruction manual for life, not as a self-help book.
Well, I must conclude my writing on this topic for today, but…I’m excited for God to be the only resounding voice, my ultra-amazing GPS navigation system,in my head that will take me through this new chapter of my life, and I hope you are all excited for the wisdom that God is so willing to share with us out of His love and desire to see us all happy, content and unafraid of whatever we are going through.
Oh, oh, oh! Remember, Google doesn’t, but God does! #cravetheword, baby