This was posted on my Facebook feed the other day by a FB friend that I actually know and work with and although it’s taken mid chapter it’s a very important message King Solomon was writing. The full context can be started at Proverbs chapter 2 verses 1 through 11 and here we get a very good lesson on why following God and his word would be beneficial to us.
My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— 3 indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7 He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
If we could just trust and obey God’s word and have faith in how he directs us we too will be great men and women like Solomon was.
If you view this passage in an objective way you can see God is telling you that if you walk with him follow him he will grant you wisdom and integrity. He is also telling us if you do not walk with God and fallow him you are doomed to deal with ignorance and dishonor.
It does not take too much intelligence to see this, countries that have embraced The God of the Bible have been more so prosperous and viewed with integrity while on the flip side countries that have refused to put God first or embrace him have not always been so wealthy and most have been viewed with corruption or deceitful.
Individuals follow the same path and can be held to the same standard. How has your walk with God been, do people view you as honest and have been blessed with common sense. Just because a man or woman does not have monetary wealth does not mean they do not have wealth.
Jesus tells many parables of being rich in money but having a bankrupted soul. What Solomon was writing here is when you follow God, when you look to God for your decisions, and when you except The God of the Bible as your God he will give you wisdom, morality and ethical integrity and that is something that money cannot buy.