THURSDAY, AUGUST 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.’” Proverbs 4 further amplifies the importance of wisdom in our lives. And wisdom in this passage has a sevenfold blessing that comes with it. The first one in verse 4 says if we get wisdom and understanding and embrace it, it is life and it will quicken, revive and restore. The second blessing is that wisdom preserves us. With wisdom comes life and with wisdom comes the preservation of God’s ways in us. The third blessing is that God will keep us under His protection. The first three are life, preservation and protection. Wisdom has tremendous benefits that extend our life and the quality and length of our days.