Pastor’s Weekly Thought

Studies for the Week from Proverbs:
BEING WISE

PROVERBS 1: 1-7

It is a very important thing in life to be wise. This is the instruction of the book of Proverbs and the intention of it is to pass on counsel and advice that will affect this. How essential it is to be schooled and taught by those who seek our good and blessedness. Herein is a great deal of sound direction that followed through will bring about some positive results. The opening verses endeavour to lay the foundation for life and living and by this means reveal what the purpose of true wisdom is.

(1) TO TEACH THE TRUE RULES AND PATHS FOR LIFE – v2,5

It is imperative to know the governing principles on which life is to be constructed like as it is essential to know how to put up a great edifice. One only has one go at life, therefore it is needful to have the right input and to be shown and taught how everything can become profitable as well as pleasurable. Wisdom is a proven track and can be relied upon. It has good hindsight from the past, insight for the present and foresight for the future.

(2) TO TEACH THE IMPORTANCE OF DISCIPLINE – v3

It is not meant to be either an ugly word or experience. It is putting into operation what one has correctly been taught of a healthy nature. There is a putting into practice sound precepts that are found to be true and most rewarding. What is bad and destructive is eliminated and what is good is known, embraced, believed and applied. Good creed is put into great conduct.

(3) TO TEACH THE IGNORANT INTELLIGENCE – v4

The benefit is seen to deliver from a state of darkness and nonsense and aids in establishing a true set of values and virtues within the mind and heart that makes for stability and success. Instead of being bankrupt of knowledge there is true and sound intelligence that lightens the life and path. It stops from being fools.

(4) TO TEACH THE YOUNG KNOWLEDGE – v4

One cannot become wise too young. The sooner that one knows and adopts the path of wisdom and starts becoming wise the better. It is wise to get on to this track as soon as possible. Just as one gets children into education as quickly as possible, one can, so on this front, too.

(5) TO TEACH THE BASIS OF WISDOM – v7

From the outset on this course we are taught what is the real foundation of wisdom – it is the fear of the Lord. He is the fountain-head of all truth and understanding and a wholesome respect of Him and His word yields enormous dividends. He is utterly committed to teaching good sense and making clear the proper and productive ways of life and living.

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