At midnight several nights ago, I suddenly awakened. I was overcome by a sense of needing to check on one of my kids.
It seemed I wasn’t the only one who wasn’t asleep.
And God knew my child needed me, and woke me from deep sleep.
Proverbs is considered the “book of wisdom.” Written primarily by King Solomon, it’s the gold standard of “how to behave” in the Bible. It’s main theme is to pursue wisdom. If you’re familiar with Solomon, you’ll remember that he asked God for wisdom – he could have asked for anything, but he asked to be made wise. God loved this. And He made Solomon rich as well.
I love verses that paint pictures – like verse 22, which reads, “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.” I checked the dictionary this morning and found this:
Oh, Lord, may today I be a woman of discretion. May I avoid causing offense. May I be trustworthy with another’s confidences.
Few things add gasoline to an already burning fire than gossip and confidences betrayed.
So today, because I haven’t asked my child’s permission (still sleeping) to share with you what God awakened me to assist with, I’ll just make the point that I know from personal experience this one thing: If we pursue God and deeply desire to align our will with His, regardless of what that looks like, He will tell us things we couldn’t possibly otherwise know. The Holy Spirit is real. He is our “helper” and we have access to Him when we spend time in the Word, choosing to align who we are with who God created us to be.
Dare you today to read Proverbs 11 in its entirety, and see what He might reveal to you today. Double dog dare you to share, comment or subscribe. We’re on a journey to come to know Him more deeply through the wisdom of Proverbs – and I apologize for being a little inconsistent of late. I’m still working on that balance issue. J