Skip to comments.Proverb A Day, Proverb 1 [Prayer and Meditation]
Posted on 08/31/2018 11:21:00 PM PDT by OneVike
Proverb 1 (NKJV)
The Beginning of Knowledge
01 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel:
02 To know wisdom and instruction,
00To perceive the words of understanding,
03 To receive the instruction of wisdom,
00 Justice, judgment, and equity;
04 To give prudence to the simple,
00 To the young man knowledge and discretion--
05 A wise man will hear and increase learning,
00 And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel,
06 To understand a proverb and an enigma,
00 The words of the wise and their riddles.
07 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge,
00 But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Shun Evil Counsel
08 My son, hear the instruction of your father,
00 And do not forsake the law of your mother;
09 For they will be a graceful ornament on your head,
00 And chains about your neck.
10 My son, if sinners entice you,
00 Do not consent.
11 If they say, "Come with us,
00 Let us lie in wait to shed blood;
00 Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol,
00 And whole, like those who go down to the Pit;
13 We shall find all kinds of precious possessions,
00 We shall fill our houses with spoil;
14 Cast in your lot among us,
00 Let us all have one purse"--
15 My son, do not walk in the way with them,
00 Keep your foot from their path;
16 For their feet run to evil,
00 And they make haste to shed blood.
17 Surely, in vain the net is spread
00 In the sight of any bird;
18 But they lie in wait for their own blood,
00 They lurk secretly for their own lives.
19 So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;
00 It takes away the life of its owners.
The Call of Wisdom
20 Wisdom calls aloud outside;
00 She raises her voice in the open squares.
21 She cries out in the chief concourses,
00 At the openings of the gates in the city
00 She speaks her words:
22 "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity?
00 For scorners delight in their scorning,
00 And fools hate knowledge.
23 Turn at my rebuke;
00 Surely I will pour out my spirit on you;
00 I will make my words known to you.
24 Because I have called and you refused,
00 I have stretched out my hand and no one regarded,
25 Because you disdained all my counsel,
00 And would have none of my rebuke,
26 I also will laugh at your calamity;
00 I will mock when your terror comes,
27 When your terror comes like a storm,
00 And your destruction comes like a whirlwind,
00 When distress and anguish come upon you.
28 "Then they will call on me, but I will not answer;
00 They will seek me diligently, but they will not find me.
29 Because they hated knowledge
00 And did not choose the fear of the LORD,
30 They would have none of my counsel
00 And despised my every rebuke.
31 Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way,
00 And be filled to the full with their own fancies.
32 For the turning away of the simple will slay them,
00 And the complacency of fools will destroy them;
33 But whoever listens to me will dwell safely,
00 And will be secure, without fear of evil."
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, 00 But fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Again MANY thanks OneVike for posting God’s word . It truly does assist me and keeps my thoughts towards God , Jesus and the helper through the entire day . It is so easy to fall away and the simple act of reading God’s word can be the mooring everyone needs . Glory to God and his blessings to you OneVike for all that you do .
Thanks for posting.
Although reading Scripture does not change my circumstances, I find it easier to deal with them when I stay in the Word.
Im not as rattled by my life circumstances.
Thank you very much. God bless you.
Amen. The reason so many are lost without hope is because they do not have the joy of fellowship with Him.
Thank you. With every meditation, something new jumps out at me.
The poets of the daylike Percy Bysshe Shelley, author of The Necessity of Atheismwere sometimes atheists.
Many were convinced that the natural world as it was being revealed by scientists like Faraday was inconsistent with a belief in God.
But Faraday himself saw no such inconsistency. He was a devout Christianspecifically a Sandemanian.
On his deathbed, he was asked, Have you ever pondered by yourself what will be your occupation in the next world?
His last words:I shall be with Christ, and that is enough.
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