We live in a world where it’s hard to trust the word of another person. People make promises that they don’t keep, others are deceitful, and it’s difficult to believe someone’s word. This week’s Wisdom Wednesday lesson is all about letting our guard down with God. God is the one that we can trust with all of our hearts, because his word is true.
The scripture reading is from Proverbs 30:5, which reads “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.”
Webster’s Dictionary defines the word pure as “unmixed, with any matter, untainted, free from moral fault or guilt, ritually clean. Because God’s word is pure, we can depend on him in ways that we could never depend on another person. I have learned, through a series of experiences, that I can relax and trust God. I can hold him at his word. In fact, he wants us to do that. God wants us to try him. His word says, “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” (Psalms 34:8)
Let Your Guard Down
All you have to do is try God. He will prove to you that he is trustworthy. Watch this week’s episode of Wisdom Wednesday, and see why you should let your guard down. Be sure to let me know what your biggest takeaway is!
Earlier this week, I promised to do a part 2 to my Wisdom Wednesday lesson “Hold Your Peace”. I shared that believers are not to freely share wisdom with fools, because it does no good to do so. I wanted to add to that lesson to explain what witnessing really means, when we should be witnessing, to whom we should be witnessing, and how we should witness. Read more →
It is very common that people who have experienced God’s power work in their lives are extremely excited to share with other people. In fact, some have gone so far as to force their testimonies and beliefs on others. The problem with this is that some people aren’t ready or willing to hear what they have to say. Others just may not be in the place to accept of adopt that way of living. Because of this, it is wise to hold your peace.
It is good that you want to share your experience and God’s word with other people. It is also great that you don’t have to say a word for people to see and understand God’s favor and grace on your life. Your life tells people more about you than you can ever really say in words. I know that it is difficult to hold your peace, when God has been so instrumental in your life, but after this week’s lesson, maybe you’ll think differently.
Wisdom Wednesday “Hold Your Peace”
Our Wisdom Wednesday message for this week came from Proverbs 23:9, which states “Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.” I took this to mean that we should gain wisdom and knowledge of the scriptures, but we should be very selective about who we share that wisdom with. Someone who doesn’t believe will diminish and hate what you are saying, because it isn’t meant for that person to understand things of the Spirit.
The bible tells us, in other areas, just how we should regard those who are considered fools. According to the dictionary, a fool is a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person. From the definition alone, we can gather that a fool doesn’t do well with wisdom. According to the bible, a fool is one who says that there is no God. (Psalms 53:1)
Watch this week’s episode (Wisdom Wednesday “Hold Your Peace”) to see what my advice is for dealing with fools, when it comes to sharing the word of God.
Everywhere you turn, there are people striving to live their dreams and their best lives. Some even turn to God, looking for some guidance on how they can accomplish their goals, and experience a better way of life. The answer is in this week’s Wisdom Wednesday lesson, and is much simpler than you might think.
In Proverbs 16:9 of the King James Version of the Holy Bible, the scripture reads: “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.” A quick thumb through the dictionary reveals that to devise means to plan or invent by careful thought. That leads us to gather the understanding that each of us chooses our what, while God handles the how of it all. I don’t know about you, but that gets me excited! All you have to do is choose what you want to do with your life. Then, dedicate that thing to God, and he will make it successful.
If you want to be a performing artist, a doctor, lawyer, athlete, it doesn’t matter. Have fun! Just make sure that God is at the forefront of whatever you do. You don’t have to worry about the how at all. Psalm 119:133 says, “Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.” As long as we study God’s word, and meditate on it every day, we can rest assured that our steps are ordered by God, and that whatever path we are on, we are headed in a prosperous direction.
Are you on the best path for your life? After watching this week’s episode, how will you change what you have been doing? Let me know, in the comments below, what your biggest takeaway was from this week’s lesson.