One-Minute Word, 2/19

Proverbs 2:1-12 is an “If-Then” conditional promise; we have a part to play before God delivers the promise. I’ve added “all caps” emphases. Pay special attention to the benefits of SEEKING wisdom in the THEN section!

My child, IF you accept my words
    and treasure up my commandments…
making your ear attentive to wisdom…
IF you indeed cry out for insight,
    and raise your voice for understanding;
IF you seek it like silver,
    and search for it as for hidden treasures—
THEN you will understand the fear of the Lord
    and find the knowledge of God.

THEN you will understand righteousness and justice
    and equity, every good path;
for wisdom will come into your heart…
prudence will watch over you;
    and understanding will guard you.
It will save you from the way of evil…

Don’t just hope for the wisdom you need. SEEK it.

If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. – James 1:5

Pastor Joe