May 1, 2020

. . . but whoever listens to me (wisdom) will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm. Proverbs 1:33

The book of proverbs.  It is one of the five books of wisdom.  If there is anything in life that you need answers to or wisdom for, undoubtedly your answer is in this book somewhere.  In fact, there are 31 chapters in the book of Proverbs, so if you read one per day, you will read through the entire book in one month and then start all over the next month.  The wisdom is endless. 

I find today’s verse fitting for the day we live in right now.  These days, there is fear all around us and although we hope nothing bad will come near our home or our family, do we have a guarantee?  This scripture says we do.  It says whoever.  That starts out talking to anyone.  It doesn’t matter who you are, you are a whoever.  So, anyone who listens to wisdom, that is the wisdom of God and His Word, will live in safety and not only that, they will live at ease, far from fear and oppression.  In fact, the next part of the verse says without fear of being harmed.  These are not just pleasant words or a nice passing saying, this is a promise from the Holy Spirit of God, Wisdom Himself!  You can depend on wisdom if you listen and live by it, you will be safe.  I don’t know about you, but that is a promise I am ready to release into my life.  No more wishing and hoping that pending danger will pass, I can know for sure that if I listen to and follow God’s wisdom, He will keep me safe.

Today I want to encourage you to seek and listen to the Wisdom of God.  In fact, this month of May I am going to select one verse from the Proverb of the day.  We will learn from God’s wisdom and be safe together.

Today’s scripture reading:  Proverbs 1

Published by L. Lyden

Lynette is a recently published author and coordinator of Voices Magazine who endeavors to use her gifts and influence to encourage and promote aspiring writers. Her Daily Dose blog has been an outlet for her to encourage readers to walk closer to God each day. She is a wife, mother and grandmother who loves spending time and going on special outings with her family.

One thought on “May 1, 2020

  1. One of the things I find very interesting about this verse, and it is something that Lynette points out, is “whoever”. You don’t have to be a Christian to listen to the person of wisdom. You don’t have to be Jewish. You don’t have to be any special denomination. You can be whoever you are. If you open your ears to hear from God, He will respond. Hebrews 11:6 tells us that “…ANYONE who approaches Him must believe that he is and He is a rewarder of those who earnestly seek him.” (Emphasis mine). When you or I seek His wisdom sincerely and intensely, He will reward. His wisdom is the perfect reward…there is nothing more valuable. (Isn’t He a kind and awesome God?). Wow, my heart was touched as I wrote this. God bless you all!

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