Want your life to be beautiful to others? To God? To your LORD? Spend time with Him in His Word.
Proverbs 24:3-4 (NIV)
By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures.
We receive wisdom, understanding and knowledge from the Spirit, but unless we want a life-altering (and terrifying) experience like the prophets of old when they encountered the LORD in person, we can read His Word and “hear” His voice just fine. The key is to avail ourselves to Him through the Scriptures.
What we DON’T want is for verse seven to be said of us, “Wisdom is too high for fools; in the assembly at the gate they must not [had better not] open their mouths.” At which point, 17:28 becomes true for them, “Even fools are thought to be wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.”
Let’s be wise in the LORD today, spending time with Him in His glorious Word. We will be wise, understanding, and knowledgeable today for it.
Abba, thank You for calling me this morning to get up and read Your Word. You always have an important and timely message for me, even if it’s just how much You love me. I receive that! I love You, too. Amen.