Train Yourself in Wisdom

My Daily Covenant with God Devotional
Devotion for Thursday January 17, 2019
Topic: Train Yourself In Wisdom
Text: Proverbs 1:1 – 6  
The book of Proverbs according to Max Lucado is a book for weekdays (Monday – Saturday) because it treats the importance of wisdom, piety towards God, instructions and moral discipline; understanding wise and prudent counsels. It states too that wisdom is to be shown in the conduct of our lives, which consist in righteousness with regard to other creatures.
What we have in our text, is the essence of this book, Proverbs. Living Bible stated in verses 2 and 3 that Solomon wrote Proverbs to teach “his people how to live, how to act in every circumstance, for he wanted them to be understanding, just and fair in everything they did.” If people take heed to wisdom, according to Solomon’s Proverbs, they will gain knowledge and discretion which are indispensable in our present age. How can someone be trained in the ways of wisdom? This training comes from the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7), sticking to moral instructions from parents and elderly ones in our neighbourhood. We can only fear of the Lord when we know Him and His expectations from us. It takes a heart that has the fear of God to abstain from evil. This fear comes when we hide God’s words and commandments in our hearts (Psalm 119:11).
How much do you train yourself in the ways of wisdom by meditating on God’s word (Proverbs 2:6)? This will grant us the needed wisdom to live righteously in our present age.
Food for Thought: Proverbs 2:6 – 9
Memory verse: Proverbs 1 v 3
Prayer: Lord, train me in the ways of wisdom as I meditate daily on your word.

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