Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 10, 2017


Proverbs 2:1-6

My son, if you receive the words of my commandment
And hide them within yourself,
Your ear will be obedient to wisdom,
And you will incline your heart to understanding;
You will entrust it to your son as an admonition.
For if he calls upon wisdom,
And you utter your voice for understanding;
If you seek perception with a strong voice,
If you seek her as silver
And search for her as treasure,
Then you will understand the fear of the Lord
And find the knowledge of God.
For the Lord gives wisdom,
And from His face come knowledge and understanding;

Command With a Promise

This passage is full of commands, which tells us what to do, followed by promises of what will happen if we do the commands. The scriptures are full of these. Our God is a God of covenants, which always have two participants in them. Both participants must be willing to execute their part of the covenant in order to receive the other party's contribution. Our God never lays down a bunch of rules for His children to follow so that He gets what He wants. He does not manipulate us into obedience. He tells us what He wants us to do and then tells us what we will get for doing it. This points to the truth of how much He loves us, cares for us, and desires the best for us. Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner!

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