Proverbs 2:7011: He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
8 He guards the paths of the just
and protects those who are faithful to him.
9 Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
and you will find the right way to go.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you.
Understanding will keep you safe.
One of the first things we must learn about living in this world is there are 2 different types of wisdom, knowledge and understanding…. the worlds view that is always changing by culture! I am not a young man and the culture today is SOOOOO different than the culture I grew up in. I’ve always tried to have a grasp of the changing culture, in fact I lived most of my life thinking that is what made me relevant, in the know, cool in this world…. accepted by the people around me. And then there is God’s wisdom, knowledge and understanding. The Word says it comes out of the mouth of God himself. His ways and NEVER EVER Changing, the remain the same yesterday, today and tomorrow.
I want you to get this…..it does not mean we have to live a life of rules and regulations, trying to live the same as they did in Biblical times!!! But it does mean that we live according to God’s plan, His wisdom when it comes to life issues, when it come to integrity, holiness, purity, marriage, money, job, school, and well the list never ends. The Proverb says that “He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him” and in verse 11 “Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe”
Bottom line DO NOT follow the ways of this world, the culture, do not take ANY pleasures in doing wrong…. God offers a fantastic life to those who are obedient. It’s not an easy road by any means, but it’s going to be worth it.
Over the years I have held the hands of many people as they have passed away and NOT once did I EVER hear “I wished I would have partied more, I wished I would have worked more, I wish I would have enjoyed more partners in my sex life…..” I ALWAYS heard how they wished they would have LOVED more, spent more time with family, been a better person, less angry, less stressed etc……” This proverb ends with a very good word.
20 Follow the steps of good men instead,
and stay on the paths of the righteous.
21 For only the godly will live in the land,
and those with integrity will remain in it.
Now go our and have an EPIC day