Hi! I am beginning a series of bi-monthly devotions on the Book of Proverbs. Excited about sharing devotions on a Book that is so deep in wisdom with fine sharp insights that sometimes hit us a bit too hard! I choose Proverbs because personally for years, I wanted to do a more indebt study on it, and kept putting it on shelf, waiting for more time. Well Time does not wait for us, so we have to step in, so here I am stepping in! I am so glad that Tammy Dunlap started Telling Hearts, which can link us up in our posts and expand our shares. Praying this will be an enriching study devotional for all of us here!
With love, Rita.
The Bible teaches us that finding wisdom is the beginning of understanding tracing its roots to the fear (reverence and awe) of God. If our roots are not right, our fruit will always be bad, and deception will trail us to the end of our lives. Awe and reverence for God starts us on the pathway of wisdom.
In the Old Testament, “reverence” occurs as the translation of two Hebrew words, yare’ and shachah. In Strong’s concordance, 119 . refers to fear, reverence. Transliteration: deos Short Definition: awe. Word Origin from deido (to fear)
Definition of fear, reverence is not petrified terror of God but awe and reverence which births a response and love for God, this fear and awe makes us love God beyond ourselves.
In Proverbs, Wisdom is personified as a person, this is the Person of Jesus Christ and wisdom is our application of our walk in the Holy Spirit, so the Father, Son and Spirit dwell in us. Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love Me, he will keep My words: and My Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make Our abode with him.
John 14:23, and in Proverbs 8:21: That I may cause those that love Me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures referencing to people walking in the Holy Spirit are replenished and renewed in love, joy, peace and all fruits of the Spirit and sanctified satisfaction and fulfillment in the Holy Spirit, empowered in Christ.
Wisdom is not hard cold logical practicality as many of us think; it is not about making calculated decisions based on facts on how we see things, which is how the wisdom of the world works.
If we made rash judgments based on what we see without discernment and without the Holy Spirit’s intuition, we would leave many people bleeding in their wounds while we walk on singing merrily oblivious to the pain of others.
The wisdom of God takes us into deeper pathways to discern the finer frequencies of good and evil through the empowerment of the intuition of the Holy Spirit. In God’s wisdom, enlightened brightened supernatural Light in His Light enters in our hearts, to guide us, show us, reveal to us, ignite us, teach us new things, teach us when to flee and hide, when to leave and when to remain.
It empowers us to make strong decisions in the face of darkness, gives us words to speak anointed by the Holy Spirit when we have none of our own and in time, we glow from glory to glory, rise from strength to strength, glowing in a dark world with our lamps of wisdom shining forth.
The entrance of wisdom into a soul delivers a tormented soul. Souls are often tormented because they lack wisdom.
Psalm 119:130: The revelation of Your words brings light and gives understanding to the inexperienced.
God’s words are wisdom words and they have the power to deliver us! Such is the Book of Proverbs, so rich in understanding with the Spirit’s wisdom attuning us to His frequencies of wisdom.