Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 8

Wisdom
I love those who love me; those who look for me find me
. Proverbs 8:17 (TM)

Isn’t it interesting that yesterday it was the seductress in the streets, speaking and ensnaring the foolish who would follow after her. Today it’s a different woman, Wisdom, who stands in the street speaking and inviting the wise to follow after her.

Whenever we go out our door we will will find both "women" – temptation and wisdom. Each day we must choose to which of them we will listen.
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2 thoughts on “Chapter-a-Day Proverbs 8”

  1. Great insights, Kev. Isn’t it interesting that Solomon wrote that about Government, and yet – he WAS the government. I think that verse could apply to almost any government at any time in any nation in the world. What does that say about human nature and the effect of power? “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

  2. 2 parts of this chapter jumped out at me:
    1. “Good counsel and common sense are my characteristics; I am both Insight and the Virtue to live it out. With my help, leaders rule, and lawmakers legislate fairly; with my help, governors govern, along with all in legitimate authority.”
    Solomon makes pretty clear in my mind why our government is so convoluted today……they have abandoned God and Wisdom. How do we get that back?
    2. “Wealth and Glory accompany me—also substantial Honor and a Good Name. My benefits are worth more than a big salary, even a very big salary; the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus.”
    We spend the greatest amount of time every year working…for what? Typically a nice salary or potentially a large bonus. Solomon tells us that we are chasing the wrong thing. However, just prior he also tells us that wealth and glory accompany Wisdom. So my understanding is that if chasing money, stuff, etc is our primary focus look out. If we are seeking God and wisdom as our primary focus, we WILL be blessed. Will it be financial? Who knows…maybe, but we WILL be blessed. GOD IS FAITHFUL 🙂

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