Proverbs 25 2-25-19

How we see ourselves is important, for we act out of our perception of ourselves. God is clear about our position.

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.

Solomon seemed to be talking about himself here. As the wisest man on earth (1 Kings 4:30), He considered it his destiny to seek out wisdom and knowledge about all things. His problems came when he didn’t live by the knowledge that he already had been given, which was God’s rules for love, sex and dating: One man with one woman committed to each other for life (Genesis 2:24). He broke the rules and paid the price (1 Kings 11:1-11).

How does this verse apply to us? We, too, are royalty; we have been adopted into God’s royal family and are siblings to the King of kings. We will inherit right along with Jesus!

15 For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Ro 8:15-17

There is SO MUCH that God wants to reveal to us, but our hearts must be ready and our attitudes must be fixed properly. Also, we must ask, seek, and knock, being persistent in pursuing Him (Matt. 7:7-12). Knowing Christ is our ultimate goal:

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Phl 3:10-11

We must keep in mind that knowledge is being unveiled to us each day, so let’s not be so set in what we believe, except concerning the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this way, we “make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Eph. 4:3).”

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