This morning I awoke at an unusually early hour with things on my heart. I felt a tug on my heart to seek wisdom from the Lord for the things that burden me in the night. I got up and did what I have done for years when seeking wisdom from God. I read the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds with the day of the month. I kept in mind the things that weigh on my soul and asked God for wisdom. Then I read the Proverbs. Immediately, there at the table, with my Bible open before me I received wisdom from the Lord just as plain as the print on the page, as if I was having a personal conversation with Jesus.
“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.” (Prov. 3:1-2)
“Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.” (Prov. 3:7)
“The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the house of the righteous.” (Prov. 3:33)
Thank you Lord that hearing from you is as easy as getting out of bed, opening Your Word in the night, with the dog curled at my feet, hearing your voice in my heart. Help me to remember your teaching and keep your commands in my heart. Help me not to be wise in my own eyes and to shun evil. I ask for your blessing this morning on my life and on our house. Through Christ Our Lord, Amen
Here is a helpful link if you would like to study the Proverbs more deeply.
Ah! Yes, LORD….