Thirty {31 Days of Wisdom}

These last two chapters of Proverbs have provided quite a summary for my personal time in these pages.  In this particular chapter 30 verses 5 & 6 read:

“Every word of God proves true; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.  Do not add to his words, lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.” 

God takes His word seriously, and so should I. 

Every word, every promise, every warning, every bit of wisdom.  Last week when I prepared to teach a class about men, it occurred to me, God knows His creation and He knows full well the ins and outs, the hows and whys and every intricate wiring, mark and mechanism of His creation.

It’s truly amazing an infinitely wise God such as this, would also be an immeasurably compassionate and graceful God to put up with me and my doubts. My cynicism, my unbelief, and my rebellion.  So even when I don’t understand, when it doesn’t make sense, faith kicks in and is what it is…. the assurance of hope and a certainty of the unseen.  To take Him at His word, even with a slice of questioning in my mind still places me with Him.  Surrendering blindly, not seeing yet believing. This is faith.  This is wisdom. This is refuge.  Choosing to find shelter under something larger, stronger and more stable than myself.  Trusting in the protection, grace, and all that is promised without knowing the outcomes.

verses 7 through 9:

“Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die:

Remove from me falsehood and lying, give me neither poverty nor riches;

feed me with the food that is needed for me, lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.”

He knows what we need and when we need it.  Enough to be satisfied but not too much so we succumb to the tryptohan of over indulgence this world offers.  Surrendering to allow Him to give us our portion, no matter how small or large for the season… it’s enough.

He is enough.

His Word says it all, there is no need to add.

His grace is sufficient and His strength made perfect in weakness.

So be it.

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