Friday, March 20, 2015

Wisdom in Proverbs

If you seek understanding like hidden treasure,
You will find the knowledge of God
But fools despise wisdom and instruction
There is no fear of God before their eyes.

I called and you refused
I stretched out My Hand and no one paid attention
You neglected my counsel
And mocked my instruction

If you turn at My reproof,
Behold, I will pour out My Spirit on you
I will make My WORD known to you
But no one understands, no one seeks after God

They spurned all My reproof
And would not accept My counsel
So they shall eat the fruit of their own way
And be smothered by their devices

I will laugh at your calamity
I will mock you when your dread comes
I will not answer when you call
Because you hate knowledge

How long will naive ones delight in being simple-minded?
How long will scoffers delight in scoffing?
How long will fools hate knowledge?

The waywardness of the naive will kill them
And the complacency of fools will destroy them
Because they did not choose to fear GOD.

Seek the LORD while He may be found;
Call upon Him while He is near;
Let the wicked forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man his thoughts

Let him return to the LORD,
That He may have compassion on him
Let him return to our GOD
For He will abundantly pardon

A wise man will hear and increase in learning
A man of understanding will acquire wise counsel
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Romans 3:11,18
Proverbs 1:5-7; 2:22-32
Isaiah 55:6-7