SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Scripture: Proverbs 4:1-6
Proverbs 4:1-6 says, “Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live. Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you.“ Here we see in Proverbs 4 the importance of wisdom in our life. Wisdom has a seven-fold blessing that comes with it. The first blessing is in verse 4 and promises us that as we keep God’s commandments we really, fully live. We get wisdom and we receive understanding and we embrace it. We do not forsake it or turn away from it. By doing so, we live life to the fullest. The number two blessing is that it preserves us. So with wisdom comes life and with wisdom comes preservation. The third area of the seven-fold blessing is that God keeps us under His protection. He becomes the Faithful One Who guards and defends us. So the first three blessings are: life, preservation and protection. The laying hold of wisdom brings supernatural gifts of great value. Wisdom has tremendous benefits that extend our lives and extend both the quality and length of life.