Proverbs 3 & 4: God’s Way
Verse of the Day: (3:17) Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
1. God’s Way (3:1-18)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (3:5)
King Solomon of Israel understood the principle of sowing and reaping, as he experienced God’s rich blessings and benefits, and pleasantness and peace when he walked in His way and wisdom, while receiving His severe judgment and chastisement when he strayed away from Him. Let us therefore walk in God’s way and wisdom, and trust in Him with all our hearts and lean not on our own understanding, knowing that one day, He shall lead and direct us to His eternal home in glorious heaven. (Acts 18:24-28)
2. God’s Wisdom (3:19-35)
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. (3:19)
We may think that man is the smartest as we made spaceships that bring us to Mars and beyond, or nuclear warheads that can destroy almost the entire world with the touch of a button, but we fail to realise that God is the smartest. The Almighty God by His wisdom and understanding creates the entire universe with the earth and the heavens consisting of the home of the birds, the home of the stars, planets and the Milky way, and His own everlasting home with streets of pure gold, pearly gates, and a great golden city with the foundations of its wall garnish with precious stones, and having His glory and light shining forever, and His people who never experience pain, sorrow or death, worshipping and serving Him with joy unspeakable and full of glory. Indeed, what a day it shall be when we who truly believe in Jesus Christ get to His glorious heaven! (Revelation 21-22)
3. God’s Word (4:1-27)
He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. (4:4)
Solomon knew that at the end of the day, he must obey God and His Word to help him, especially as the King of Israel, otherwise he would fail in his leadership. During Solomon’s reign, he led Israel to the zenith of power when he completed the construction of God’s magnificent house, and kings, queens and leaders from all over the world called on him to hear his wise sayings and see God’s splendour sanctuary. Alas, Solomon sinned against God as he became proud, and committed idolatry and immorality. God judged him and Israel, and his kingdom was tragically divided, and since then it had never ever regain its power. (1 Kings 1-11) Indeed, let us not only read and study God’s Word, but truly applying it to our life, glorifying and pleasing His name. (James 1:21-27)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to walk in Your way and wisdom obeying Your Word.