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Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Cry of Wisdom

Please read this from Proverbs 1:20-33: 

"Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: they would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."

The last part of that portion of Scripture says that if we hearken unto wisdom, we'll dwell safely, and be quiet from fear of evil. Doesn't that sound wonderful? When it comes to wisdom, we need to seek it early. Don't wait and try things on your own and learn through the school of hard knocks. Talk to some wise people who can give you some insight, do your research and find out the best way to go about things so that you do things properly the first time. Gain knowledge any way you can, LOVE it, don't hate it. 

Reverence the Lord and the wisdom He teaches us through Scripture. It will go a long way to helping you live right, and go down a SAFE path of quietness when it comes to your fears. You will reap what you sow; in other words, the things in your life you set in motion will come back with either a good reward or bad consequences, so "plant" carefully. The last thing I'm sure any of us want is for people to laugh at us and say, "I told you so!" It might seem fun and cool to do the wrong thing with your friends, but in the end it's a lonely path, and you might inadvertently cause others to go down lonely paths of destruction also. 

I was writing a song about this, and thought it's a great reminder that I'd like to share, these great yet common sense truths that can help us all stay on the right path. Have a safe and quiet day...and life! 

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