“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Further Benefits of Wisdom

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand”, Summitteamex.  Yeah!

“Further Benefits of Wisdom”, Proverbs 3:1) My son, forget not My law; but let thine heart keep My commandments:  Deuteronomy 30:16.  2) For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.  3) Let not mercy and truth forsake thee:  bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:  2Corinthians 3:3.  4) So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.  Luke 2:52.   5) Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  Jeremiah 9:23.  6) In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.  Philippians 4:6; Jeremiah 10:23.  7) Be not wise in thine own eyes:  fear the Lord, and depart from evil.  Romans 12:16.  8) It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.  9) Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:  Exodus 23:19.  10) So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.  11) My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of His correction:  12) For whom the Lord loveth He correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.  13) Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.  14) For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.  Job  28:13; Proverbs 8:11, 19.  15) She is more precious than rubies:  and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.  Matthew 13:44.  16) Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.  1Timothy 4:8.  17) Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  Matthew 11:29.  18) She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her:  and happy is every one that retaineth her.  Genesis 2:9.

Quest Study Bible – v5-6, Does trusting God mean ignoring our own common sense?  God’s wisdom is not at war with common sense.  But often common sense alone isn’t enough to give the needed direction for a particular decision.  That’s why filling our minds with the perfect Word of God is so important (Psalm 18:30). v9-10, Should we give God a portion of every paycheck?  Yes, although the amount to give is debated.  Giving the firstfruits of harvest was part of the law (Exodus 23:19).  One tenth of our income is reaffirmed in the New Testament. Others believe the percentage we give God, because of the New Testament principle of grace, isn’t important.  Either way a portion of every thing we earn should be set aside for God’s work *and especially in His Church.  * I believe that (v9) …..”and with the firstfruits of all thine increase”, means every dollar you receive whether earned, given, won or allotted, is an increase and the Lord should be Honored because He allows it (many have nothing).  v11-12, Is there a difference between discipline and punishment?  The reason for discipline is to teach.  Punishment is intended to inflict consequences for past misbehavior.  Through discipline God wants to instruct His people about Himself. (Psalm 119:17). 
John Gill’s Bible Exposition – v16, [and] in her left hand riches and honour; by “riches” are meant not temporal (temporary or worldly) riches, for these are not of Christ; and all that have these are not happy: but spiritual riches are intended. and by “honour”… is not the honour which comes from men, or the honour of this world; for such who find Christ are sons and daughters of the greatest Monarch; this honour have all the saints. This is Christ’s gift, ( Psalms 84:11 ).   

*) This person’s opinion.

More to come and God Bless You.

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