How Sweet Are Your Words
“How sweet are Your words to my taste!
From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.”
Wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment. I think anyone would agree that these are good to have. But how do we get them?
I think prayer is a good place to start, so every morning when my husband leaves for work, I pray that God will give him wisdom, understanding and knowledge for his job and discernment for the times that we live in.
I also pray this for my children. They range from 22 years old down to 12 years old and I pray like crazy that they will have wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment. I pray this whether they are away at college, going to work, or going to hang out with their buddies, or play with a friend right here in our own home. I pray that they will have this beyond their years and experiences because they need it in today’s world of technology and peer pressures. They need it desperately in all situations.
I pray it for myself. I am a wife and a mom and that alone makes me want to kneel down and stay on my knees begging for wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment all day long. Just this evening, the phone rang and someone I love very much needed me to listen and reason with her. I needed all four of these to do what she needed. During this day alone, I have had countless conversations with my kids where I needed all of these desperately and I needed them right at that moment.
How many times in the past twenty-four hours have you needed wisdom, understanding, knowledge or discernment, or all four? Sometimes we need them to remain quiet. Sometimes we need them to speak. Sometimes we need them in order to get home safely. I could go on and on about how often we need these.
Inspired to Cherish
Let’s take time to read Proverbs 1-3 today. These three chapters are packed to the brim with wisdom, understanding, knowledge and discernment. My husband and I try to read one chapter of the Proverbs every morning before he leaves for work and you probably know that there are 31 Proverbs, one for every day of each month. Perfect!
After reading these three chapters, let’s get out our personal journals and write out in our very best handwriting, Proverbs 1:1-7. Write it slowly, taking notice of each line and what it says. Let’s also pick three things that really stand out to us from these verses and write them in our journal under our Scripture.
Dear Heavenly Father, please teach us the fear of the LORD! We need it so desperately because it is the beginning of knowledge. Don’t let us be foolish, despising your wisdom and instruction, instead let us be wise, seeking You, loving You, fearing You and teaching our children and grandchildren and anyone who will listen to do the same. Have mercy Lord Jesus and hear our prayer for wisdom, understanding and knowledge for the jobs we have to do, and discernment for the times we are living in. Amen.
Thank you so much for joining me for September Devotion. I am so glad you are hear and I would truly love to hear from you.
With Jesus’ Sweet Love,