The Blessing of a Lady’s Wisdom II

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Sincerity Having Peace Instagram Post. 05/28/2022 8:00am

12-21 “I am Lady Wisdom, and I live next to Sanity;

    Knowledge and Discretion live just down the street.

The Fear-of-God means hating Evil,

    whose ways I hate with a passion—

    pride and arrogance and crooked talk.

Good counsel and common sense are my characteristics;

    I am both Insight and the Virtue to live it out.

With my help, leaders rule,

    and lawmakers legislate fairly;

With my help, governors govern,

    along with all in legitimate authority.

I love those who love me;

    those who look for me find me.

Wealth and Glory accompany me—

    also substantial Honor and a Good Name.

My benefits are worth more than a big salary, even a very big salary;

    the returns on me exceed any imaginable bonus.

You can find me on Righteous Road—that’s where I walk—

    at the intersection of Justice Avenue,

Handing out life to those who love me,

    filling their arms with life—armloads of life!

-Proverbs 8:12-21 The Message

12 “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,

    and I find knowledge and discretion.

13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.

Pride and arrogance and the way of evil

    and perverted speech I hate.

14 I have counsel and sound wisdom;

    I have insight; I have strength.

15 By me, kings reign,

    and rulers decree what is just;

16 by me princes rule,

    and nobles, all who govern justly.

17 I love those who love me,

    and those who seek me diligently find me.

18 Riches and honor are with me,

    enduring wealth and righteousness.

19 My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold,

    and my yield than choice silver.

20 I walk in the way of righteousness,

    in the paths of justice,

21 granting an inheritance to those who love me,

    and filling their treasuries.

Verse 13 study: The more you fear God and give him respect, the more you will hate evil. Love for God and love of sin don’t mix. Keeping secret sins means you tolerate evil within yourself. Make a clean getaway and commit yourself to God.

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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