July 10, 2014

Proverbs Blog-Along: Days 8, 9 and 10

DAY 8
This chapter talks about Wisdom from beginning to end. But I just want to zero in on the following verses. First version is New Living Translation.
10Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.
11For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.
12“I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment.
Here it is in the Contemporary English Version
10Let instruction and knowledge mean more to you than silver or the finest gold.
11 Wisdom is worth much more than precious jewels or anything else you desire.”
12I am Wisdom—Common Sense is my closest friend; I possess knowledge and sound judgment.
What I get from these verses is that wisdom (knowledge, insight, understanding, discernment/good judgment) is more important than riches. You might say, "yeah right." But think about it. How many people with large amounts of money (e.g. people that win the lottery) have gone an squandered it all away because they lack the know-how on how to deal with their money??? You see it a lot of times. Some people in the entertainment industry make it big all of a sudden, and they just gather up expensive cars, clothes, houses, etc and before you know it, they're in debt (anybody remember MC Hammer?). Do you know that many celebs owe hundreds of thousands of Naira (if not even millions) to a lot of restaurants and clubs in Lagos??? You seek the money, but you don't seek the knowledge that will help you make wise decisions on how to give, save, and spend...

DAY 9
This chapter also talks about Wisdom, and ends with a few verses about Stupidity. Isn't it funny how both Wisdom and Stupidity call out to people? Which one will you answer?
9If you have good sense, instruction will help you to have even better sense.
And if you live right, education will help you to know even more.
10 Respect and obey the LordThis is the beginning of wisdom.
To have understanding, you must know the Holy God.

I like verse 9 particularly, as it just states the simple fact that if you pursue knowledge/wisdom (instruction and education), you will have more of it.

DAY 10
This is more like the Proverbs I know. *side note, it almost seems like I've never read Proverbs before, because it all seems so new* Anyways, there are a couple of topics here from Obedience to Discipline, but I particularly like
19You will say the wrong thing  if you talk too much—
so be sensible and watch what you say.
20The words of a good person are like pure silver..
I like this because we all need to know WHAT to say, WHEN to say it, HOW MUCH to say, etc. Remember, wisdom ultimately comes from God, so the more we seek and listen to His instructions, the easier it will be for us to discern how to use our words.

God bless!!!

YAY, I'm finally caught up!!! WOOT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT! Shey today's the 10th and my calendar isn't playing tricks on me?
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4 comments:

  1. Wish you expanded on how wisdom and stupidity try to get one onto their bandwagon. Now I have to do that myself and figure out how to let people know that foolishness wont get them anywhere without talking too much. Me I cant shout.

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    1. Lol, YES! I'm not giving full expo :p

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