“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments within you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:1-5)
The “If - then” statements in the Bible are huge. As men, and more specifically men of God, we have a responsibility to pursue the things Solomon is encouraging his son to pursue. When we do this, we will grow and make an impact in other’s lives. Solomon heard it from his father, King David, and now passes on the same instruction to his son. Way beyond ink on a page there is life in the word of God. Our ears, our hearts, our mouths, our eyes and our minds, says Solomon, are to be attentive and inclined toward our Creator.
There are times when my ears allow the noise of the world to drown out the call of God; when my heart is far from understanding God’s love; when my mouth calls for my own comfort rather than God’s will; when my eyes seek lust not the wisdom that is worth more than gold; when my mind has been so dulled that I am content knowing about God rather than knowing God.
It is in these times I am blessed to have men in my life, my pastor, my mentors, my brothers, to remind me if I receive and treasure up, incline and seek, then I will understand and know.
Question: Do you have a Solomon in your life encouraging you to pursue Christ?
Challenge: Read Philippians 3. The first question Saul (Who was to become Paul) asked Jesus was, “Who are you Lord?” And then he spent the rest of his life getting to know Jesus more deeply.
Prayer: Pray that God’s word would impact your life and cause you to desire a deeper knowledge of who he is.
Steve Sisco -- BC Staff