Hi there 🙂
This week I’ve been reading on the commandments and wisdom. =)
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,
2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;
14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.
15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
22 When thou goest , it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest , it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest , it shall talk with thee.
23 For the commandment is a lamp;
and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life
“For wisdom is a safeguard, as money is a safeguard,
but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom giveth life
to them that have it.”
“Teach me good discernment and knowledge,
For I believe in Your commandments.”
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge;
Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“For the LORD gives wisdom;From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”
The Proverbs 4
The Beneficence of Wisdom
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father,
|and attend to know understanding.|
For I give you good doctrine,
|forsake ye not my law.|
For I was my father’s son,
|tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.|
He taught me also, and said unto me,
|Let thine heart retain my words:|
|keep my commandments, and live.|
Get wisdom, get understanding:
|forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.|
Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee:
|love her, and she shall keep thee.|
Wisdom is the principal thing;
|and with all thy getting get understanding.|
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
|she shall bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her.|
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace:
|a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.|
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings;
|and the years of thy life shall be many.|
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom;
|I have led thee in right paths.|
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened;
|and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.|
Take fast hold of instruction;
|let her not go:|
|keep her; for she is thy life.|
Enter not into the path of the wicked,
|and go not in the way of evil men.|
Avoid it, pass not by it,
|turn from it, and pass away.|
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief;
|and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.|
For they eat the bread of wickedness,
|and drink the wine of violence.|
But the path of the just is as the shining light,
|that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.|
The way of the wicked is as darkness:
|they know not at what they stumble.|
My son, attend to my words;
|incline thine ear unto my sayings.|
Let them not depart from thine eyes;
|keep them in the midst of thine heart.|
For they are life unto those that find them,
|and health to all their flesh.|
Keep thy heart with all diligence;
|for out of it are the issues of life.|
Put away from thee a froward mouth,
|and perverse lips put far from thee.|
Let thine eyes look right on,
|and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.|
Ponder the path of thy feet, Heb. 12.13
|and let all thy ways be established.|
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left:
|remove thy foot from evil.|
God Bless you this week! 🙂