For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will delight your soul. Discretion will watch over you, and understanding will guard you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perversity, from those who leave the straight paths to walk in the ways of darkness. Proverbs 2:10-13 (BSB)
Lady Wisdom will be your close friend, and Brother Knowledge your pleasant companion. Good sense will scout ahead for danger, insight will keep an eye out for you. They’ll keep you from making wrong turns, or following the bad directions. Of those who are lost themselves and can’t tell a trail from a tumbleweed. Proverbs 2:10-13(MSG)
Well, this morning, I realized why I was led to start re-reading Proverbs again, especially now. The need for divine wisdom and discernment for our own protection is such a critical priority, that the feeling will not leave me; drawing me into deeper intimacy. God has been waking me up earlier and earlier each day this week to highlight to me the importance of NOW. As I read these verses in different iterations, I kept thinking about the bible verse in 2 Thessalonians 2 regarding a strong delusion that will be sent during the end times to those who refuse to believe the truth.
It almost feels like that is where are right now. But God wants to deliver us from any way of evil that would try to ensnare us into darkness. And this can only be completed by becoming insistent on cultivating and strengthening our relationship with Him. This involves our seeking Him intentionally daily, minute by minute, and sometimes second by second so that we not only harness the fear of the Lord, but also that we being to receive much needed wisdom during this perilous season.
Harnessing knowledge creates a path that will keep us safe and provide a way of escape. It also gives us foresight, hindsight, and divine sight. We can see clearly through the dark and the murkiness of the atmosphere. We can remain calm and at peace in these unstable environments. We are more discerning of the time and lead life with Him at the forefront of our mind.
I encourage you to dive back into Proverbs. It literally enveloped me this morning in a deeper truth about what we are all witnesses to everyday. I know that we are all here for such a time as this. (Esther 4:14). Everyday, I am in awe of God more as He exposes me to certain realities and permits me to really see the hidden message by worldly messengers. He is teaching everyday that wisdom, knowledge, and understanding supersede offense, contention, and frustration. I pray as His children we become more aware of His leading, and that we take delight of how much He loves us and that even if we see differently in the natural, that He is ultimately in control.
Stay Encouraged and Stay Seeking Wisdom.
Seek Him. Obey the Call. Complete Your Assignment.