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Posted by on Jan. 27, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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Proverbs Day 1 (KJV):

Proverbs 1:1-2 (KJV):
1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding.

Proverbs 1:1-2 (AMP):
1 The Proverbs (truths obscurely expressed, maxims, and parables) of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:
2 That people may know skillful and godly Wisdom and instruction, discern and comprehend the words of understanding and insight.

Thoughts for the Day

The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon whom the Bible calls the wisest of all men. Since God imparted this wisdom to him, we can benefit from all the wisdom and knowledge that he penned in this book. God gifted Solomon with the ability not only to write, but to compose music as well. Today God is also gifting many with this same ability so that we all may be blessed through writings and songs that come from His heart.

1 Kings 10:23-24:
23 So king Solomon exceeded all the kings of the earth for riches and for wisdom.
24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

1 Kings 4:31-32:
31 For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.
32 And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five."

Solomon was endowed with both spiritual and practical wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to have the insight into the true nature of things. It is being able to discern the right mode of action that produces sensible results and also to have the understanding and knowledge to know what causes negative results. When we have God's wisdom we will know what to do and how to do it. This will cause us to not only avoid those things that produce destructive results, but it will also help us to engage in those things that produce life and blessings.

We notice in Proverbs 1:2 that wisdom is linked with instructions, so if we are to be wise we must follow the instructions of God written the Bible. If we ask God to give us His wisdom, we will receive not only His wisdom, but He will also give us the ability to understand His Words in the Bible. We must know the author of the Holy Bible to be able to understand its Words. The Book will mean nothing to us without a relationship with Jesus Christ, God's Son. King Solomon gained the wisdom that he had because he had this relationship with God. We too, can become wise if we seek God with our whole heart and read the Book He gave to us.

Prayer for the Day

Father, I come to you in Jesus name at the very beginning of this new day and ask You to give me Your� wisdom so that I may order my personal life, my family, my ministry, my business and all of my affairs according to Your Word.� Please impart to me the understanding of your Word so that I know how to do those things that not only please You, but that will also produce blessing in my life and in the lives of all who know me. Thank you, Lord for all the beautiful music and inspirational books that You have blessed me to be able to hear and read. Bless all those who have been obedient to share Your Life through these avenues over the years. It has made my life fuller and caused me to know You better. I ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.


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