Proverbs 13 3-13-20

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Interesting question–until we look at the Word of God, and then we realize it’s a DUMB question! The angels described in 1 Kings 6:23-27 are 15 feet tall with wingspans of 15 feet. THAT’S BIG! The world depicts cherubim (cherubs) as pudgy baby angels with tiny wings–the Bible describes them as MIGHTY and FEARFUL. For this reason, angels always say, “Be not afraid…” anytime they appear to humans.

14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life,
    turning a person from the snares of death.

What does this topic tell us about the musings of man? Our thoughts tend to be futile and will lead us to death. Satan will have us thinking all kinds of things rather than going to the Source of Truth, the Word of God. He started in the garden of Eden when he proposed to Eve that what God had said might not be true (see Genesis 3:1-5) and he continues today. People will even believe that aliens seeded the human race rather than acknowledge that God created man from the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7)! Richard Dawkins is one of them. Richard Dawkins Interview

The light of the righteous [God’s truth in His Word] shines brightly,
    but the lamp of the wicked [our own imaginings] is snuffed out.

The fun part about reading the Bible is that it is ALIVE (Hebrews 4:12). The Holy Spirit speaks to us through the words as we read them. We fellowship with the Creator even as we read about Him creating the heavens and the earth! Our friendship with God becomes more and more solid the more we learn from Him BY READING HIS WORD. I love this next verse:

25 The righteous eat to their hearts’ content,
    but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.

If we want answers, we must go the correct SOURCE. The Bible is God’s revealed truth to us. He thought it was important enough to write it down for us so that we wouldn’t get it wrong and could refer to it often (through the centuries, folks have even messed that up!). But, for our interpretations to be accurate, we need to be in touch with the Author. We don’t read primarily for knowledge, but for wisdom, which is seeing from God’s perspective, and we can’t get that from anywhere else except spending time with God.

When we play the “what if” game, we must play it by God’s rules. In other words, we do it according to His Word. To play it any other way gives opportunity to the devil. For this reason, we “study the Bible diligently to show ourselves approved, workmen who need not be ashamed, rightly dividing and correctly handling the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15).” We must remember that we don’t fight the same way the world does:

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

A prime example is the GREAT FLOOD, where we find that the Word of God is confirmed by the evidence left in our world. The secret to unlocking that evidence is to look at the world through the lens of Scripture. Let’s look at “All the springs of the great deep burst forth” (Gen. 7:11). When we look at the world on Google Maps with the oceans removed, we can clearly the Mid-Atlantic Trench, which is part of a trench that runs all over the earth. It is where the “great deep burst forth” and nearly destroyed the planet! Earth globe-no water

Let’s be wise today and spend time with the LORD in His Word. I promise that your spiritual hunger will be satisfied and your spiritual thirst quenched.

Abba, I praise You for the way You speak to me during my “quiet time.” Reading Your word comes alive when I open myself up to You and Your instruction. I pray for all who read this devotional that they would find the “secret to spiritual success” by doing the same. You are AWESOME! Thank You for creating such a neat way to spend time with You. May our friendship deepen as we do this daily. Amen.

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