Friday, August 1, 2008


Proverbs is a book of wisdom.  God used Solomon to write the Proverbs and it so full of wisdom.  Today, as I read, I was looking for some truth that I had not noticed before.  I've read the proverbs through many times.  For a few years of my life, I read it through every month.  Now I read it through six time in a year, as I read the Bible through every two months.  But, here are a few thoughts I have for you today:
1)HEARING = INCREASED LEARNING!  Prov. 1:5 says: "A wise man will hear, and will increase learning;"  If we would just listen to the preaching and teaching of God's Word, we would increase learning.  We must hear!  "Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God."  LORD, open our ears today, and let us learn.  All around us LORD, there are lessons to learn; on the job, at home, from our children, from our grandchildren, ... LORD, let us increase learning.
2) ATTAIN UNTO WISE COUNSELS- Having understood how listening will increase our understanding, we see in the second half of verse five: "and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels".  You see, if we have understanding, and we understand we learn from listening, we will choose wise counsels to listen to!!  That's a secret to greatness in life!!  Choosing WHO you chose to listen and learn from.  All are not equal!  Loved equally by God, yes!  But, have equal gifts and abilities, no!!   So, a wise man will carefully choose WHO he listens to!!  The choice is ours.  LORD, thank you that you gave me a little wisdom to listen and learn from very wise men in my life.  If I have any wisdom, it is from what I learned at the feet of great men of God!!  Praise God for them!!
3) WITTY INVENTIONS-  It seems our world is full of witty inventions!  I sort of like them.  Little gadgits that make your life simple and fill you with fascination, like:  how does it work?
Proverbs 8:12 says: "I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions."  Wisdom gave men and women understanding in how something worked so that they came up with these witty inventions that we all enjoy!  Radio, TV, Cell Phones, Cars, Watches, Remote Controls, Light Bulbs, ....... Witty Inventions....Praise God for them!
4) Proverbs 11:30- "and he that winneth souls is wise."  Be a soul-winner and you are wise, because you understand the heart of God.  It is the wisest thing you will ever do, but you might not realize it until Heaven's shores.  Till then, in faith, win souls to Christ!!
Well, So much for today, hope you have a blessed day!!  Pastor Mike Mutchler


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