Have you ever wanted better understanding?
What about victory in your life – want that?
Would you care for a shield of protection and someone to protect your way?
The first several chapters of Proverbs describe wisdom and understanding as something that can provide you with all the benefits listed above. It is something that can be sought after – and found. Look in Proverbs 2:
3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
One thing that amazes me is that our culture in our day wants the shortcut for everything. We have email and instant messaging, we have microwaves and convection ovens, we have cell phones and wireless PDAs – everything convenient and fast. If we have to wait on something for a few minutes, we complain and twitch. We want it all – and we want it right now.
But, in times of trouble – perhaps illness or divorce or some other personal crisis – we need real answers. We need wisdom and understanding. Our “quick fix” technological advances provide little comfort when we’re really hurting.
It is in these times we realize what’s really important. It is these times when we need a shield and protector:
7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
What is that shield and protector? How do we find this “hidden treasure?”
Well, you’re doing it. You’re in the Word every day with your brothers. You’re seeking His answers in His Word. And, it’s working. I’ve heard several of you telling me how God has given you understanding through a crisis or an answer when you needed it most. By seeking Him and listening for His voice, you have discovered this “hidden treasure” that rust or moth cannot destroy.
Communication with God, the creator of all you can see, is what gives you the understanding and insight you need. That results in the protection and guidance you need. The enemy will try everything to keep you ignorant and isolated. That’s what’s so cool about dBrag. You’re staying in the Word – and your brothers are keeping you accountable to it.
Keep seeking, fellow treasure hunters!