Listen to the Wise

Proverbs 22: 17-19, "17Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

18For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

19That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee."

It is a pleasant thing if we listen to God's Word. We are admonished to 'hear the words of the wise'. Hearing words of the unwise shall only lead to strife and discontentment. Who do you go to that is wise that you listen to? Are you applying the knowledge these wise people are teaching you? What treasure have you found in God's Word this week?

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{ Wendy } at: August 25, 2008 at 12:21 PM said...

I read the most wonderful nugget in Proverbs this weekend that I plan on making a devotional with the kids because it's especially applicable in ds's life right now:

Proverbs 24:7-10
7Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

8He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.

9The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

10If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

This actually applies somewhat to something that happened this weekend with him.

{ MrsD/Jacque } at: August 25, 2008 at 2:12 PM said...

Great reminder!
We do need to have people we can count on for wisdom, even though the Bible is the greatest place we can find wisdom. In this day when so many, even Christians, look to our own wisdom, it is imperative we don't get all caught up in foolishness and self-promoting ideas.

Accountability belongs to the individual, but having friends who are wise and will hold you accountable helps as we grow. We do need to be teachable as we listen too. I try to be, even though I am usually confident in what I do. God gives us friends (like he gave me you!) for a good purpose and his glory!

Blessings, my friend!

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