Prov 24

Scripture:

[5] A wise man is full of strength,
and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
[6]for by wise guidance you can wage your war,
and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

Observation:

Solomon fully recognized the power and strength of wisdom and knowledge. Further, as he expresses that in these verses, he also knows that you should not stand against the enemy alone. Look to other wise people for guidance.

Application:

If we pray for it and look to the Lord, he will impart wisdom upon us. Of course we need to pay attention – looking to the Lord, and then listening, learning. I think this is a part that many of us may skip. We pray for wisdom but then we don’t find quiet time to open our hearts and minds before we open the bible. We don’t quiet our hearts and listen for God’s replies. We are not still enough to notice the signs he may give us.

Then, on top of that, here are some questions that may hit home. Do we look to other wise, godly people for console and guidance? When? Always, sometimes, not so much? Do we look to wise godly people for true guidance, or only when we want someone to agree with what we’ve already decided? Do we only want to impart our wisdom on them when we talk, or do we actually open up and listen?

Prayer:

Lord, thank you for choosing me.  Give me wisdom as you know I need it. Help me to settle my heart and mind in order to listen and hear from you. Help me surround myself with people to whom you have imparted wisdom and let me listen to them even when their counsel doesn’t agree with what I may think. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

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