The Wise Walk With God, cont’d (Proverbs 1:8-33)

So what’s the purpose of wisdom? Its purpose is to to equip us to live the life that God wants us to live! Everything we do is a testimony for God. What we say in wisdom honors and gives glory to Jesus Christ. Our actions reflect our convictions concerning our savior. Therefore, we need to walk, talk, and act like who we really are, children of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords (e.g. Romans 8:16-17, 1 Peter 2:9).

In my last post, I discussed fearing the Lord. In this sense, I’m not saying we should be terrified of God like the little kid running and screaming in fear because dad is going to spank him with the belt. Rather, the term implies reverence. It means that we need to demonstrate respect to God. It’s his world, therefore his rules. We also recognize our condition as imperfect sinners and his perfect holiness.

Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.”

As we grow in the Lord, we tend to have the same opinion! At first, we might wonder why the Bible teaches us so much about sexuality, honor, respect, forgiveness, and the multitude of other topics whose wisdom is oftentimes contrary to popular culture. Yet, the more we live the more we realize how awesome God’s wisdom actually is.

Trust in God’s wisdom, even if it doesn’t make sense at first. Forgive, love, and worship as the Bible instructs us. In that way we’ll understand just how wise the Bible actually makes us!