For the last several years, I have been reading the Proverb of the day. There are 31 proverbs and 31 days in the longest month. I have grown so much in wisdom and my love and dependance on the Lord’s wisdom grows daily. I read the same Proverb every month and every month I see new things and new perspective.
Today’s Proverb 6:1 My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt
or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger—
2 if you have trapped yourself by your agreement
and are caught by what you said—
3 follow my advice and save yourself,
for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy.
Now swallow your pride;
go and beg to have your name erased.
4 Don’t put it off; do it now!
Don’t rest until you do.
5 Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter,
like a bird fleeing from a net.
What I hear in this is debt is a trap. Being a cosigner for someone could cost your relationship. If you were to watch the discovery channel and watch the gazelle run from the lion, or watch a bird try to flee a falling net, there is an intensity to it. Run from debt with the intensity of a gazelle.
Here is what Proverbs 1 says about wisdom:
Proverbs 1:1 These are the proverbs of Solomon, David’s son, king of Israel.
2 Their purpose is to teach people wisdom and discipline,
to help them understand the insights of the wise.
3 Their purpose is to teach people to live disciplined and successful lives,
to help them do what is right, just, and fair.
4 These proverbs will give insight to the simple,
knowledge and discernment to the young.
5 Let the wise listen to these proverbs and become even wiser.
Let those with understanding receive guidance
6 by exploring the meaning in these proverbs and parables,
the words of the wise and their riddles.
7 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
The promises are wisdom, insight, discernment, knowledge, discipline, success, and guidance. Who among us doesn’t need that?
It is not about you getting in the Word of God daily, it is about getting the Word of God in you daily. It is not about religion, legalism, or you should do this. It is about humility saying we need wisdom, insight, discernment, knowledge, discipline, success, and guidance. It is saying we don’t have it all.
So to start of 2016 right, I encourage you stop trying harder! Stop doing religion! Stop! Start pursuing wisdom! Start pursuing revelation from the Word of God! Start getting the Words of Jesus IN YOU!
Papa, I pray right now that 2o16 would be the blessed year ever as these Vital Men walk as sons at your table. I pray for a spirit of wisdom and revelation as the get Your Word in them. I pray the would know your voice and be submitted to your will. In Jesus Name!
Go Be Vital
Recklessly, Obsessively Following Jesus