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Saturday, August 23rd
Today's Daily Verse is found in Proverbs 23.12
"Apply your heart to instruction, And your ears to the words of knowledge."
The instruction and knowledge of GOD is information that GOD's system provides.
There is good information, and bad information.
The source is the difference... which means - where does the information originate from? Who is speaking? What is their agenda? Why are they saying what they are saying? What is their plan?
What GOD says can be trusted.
His information, which is found in the scriptures, has the power to establish GOD wisdom in our life.
"Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O Lord God of hosts"
We have all met people that we couldn't believe a word they say.
They always lie and deceive, and their words have the power of entrapment and destruction of everything that is good and pure.
Does it not make sense, that if we want GOD knowledge, then we go to the book based on truth and empowerment by the Holy Spirit of GOD.
So, the source of the information is compelling...
Why would we want to continue getting "our marching orders" from this source?
Is it not obvious where this source of information leads us to?
We choose where we get our knowledge from and we have to live with the built-in consequences and results of that choice.
We are not talking about academic learning here. Academic study has its place in the learning community. What we are speaking about is "information" that we build into our thought-life, out of which decisions, and actions are birthed, either to that which is pleasing to GOD, or that which defies Him and His plan for our lives.
Many will not "do" certain things because they fear the consequences, but they are still rebellious and defiant "on the inside"...
Here lies the value of the Bible, as the one source of instruction, and the alone "treasure-house" of the "words of knowledge."
GOD's word, if we allow it to transform our thought-life will bring and establish in each one of us the following :
2. We will receive discretion -
3. We will be able to interpret parables and proverbs- Proverbs 1.6
4. The "fear of the Lord" will be activated in our life.
5. The ability to receive instruction will be given to us - GOD alone can make our heart "soft" and pliable...
Authority is softened by tenderness: only GOD can make the heart soft and open the thought-life -
I am just sharing the first five power results that come when we diligently seek to have GOD and His word transform our thinking...
I will share another five tomorrow, and then daily - until I give all 44 for your consideration. These are directly out of my book... "Wisdom Power" 1995
GOD's Wisdom gives us :
Benefits 21-25 session 5 Proverbs 23.12D
Benefits 26-30 session 6 Proverbs 23.12E
Benefits 31-35 session 7 Proverbs 23.12F
Benefits 36-40 session 8 Proverbs 23.12G
Benefits 41-44 session 9 Proverbs 23.12H
See you tomorrow...
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