Grasping Truth

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Daily Reading: Ecclesiastes 10:1-12:14, 2 Corinthians:1-15, Psalm 49:1-20, Proverbs 22:20-21

Daily Verse:Have I not written for you thirty sayings of counsel and knowledge, to make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?” Prov. 22:20-21

Grasping truth.

In the fourth section of Proverbs, a new collection of wisdom begins, more personal with a different style. Solomon, described as a sage, urges greater trust in God and His reliable teachings.

According to Webster’s Dictionary of 1828, sages possess wisdom, “having nice discernment and powers of judging, prudent, grave; as a sage counselor.”  Solomon’s writings exude wisdom and helpful advice for daily living. As we’ll explore in the days ahead, the following verses give practical advice for dealing with people.

People’s heart motives don’t change over the centuries; jealousy, lust, and greed still exist. The object of the heart’s desire may change, but not the emotion. Anger remains anger, whether at yourself, another person, or an object; the emotion doesn’t change. Therefore, the wisdom in dealing with the powerful emotion still applies thousands of years later.

Learn from Solomon’s advice on how to avoid life’s pitfalls. Grasp truth from the sage’s wisdom.

Lord, forgive us for not listening to Your word. As we move through our days, help us become obedient to the teachings we find in scripture. Let our wisdom increase as we trust You more and lean into Your promises. IJNIP. Amen

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