Proverbs 1 5-1-18

It’s not how much we know, but Who we know, and how well. Do we depend on Christ? For anything? Everything?

Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

Solomon had it made. His kingdom was handed to him on a silver platter. David had subdued all the nations around them and they were all paying tribute. Solomon had been chosen by the Lord to succeed David on the throne and to build the temple. He even began his ministry as king in the right manner (1 Chronicles 22:9-13). He was given wisdom beyond all others (1 Kings 3:5-14).

But, even Solomon, the wisest person to ever live, failed (1 Kings 11:1-6). What happened? He allowed his wives to lead him astray. He quit making the Lord his first priority and allowed them to influence him to do wrong. He did not finish well.

Solomon forgot his own advice,

Proverbs 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

[7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Conversation with Him must come first–even if it goes against what we want. We adjust to Him–not Him to us.

Let’s make Jesus first in our lives today, and then tomorrow, and then the next day, and the next until we stand in His presence!

Jude 24-25 To him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy— [25] to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen.

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