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Embracing Wisdom A Path to Joy and Life

Embracing Wisdom: A Path to Joy and Life


Scripture: Proverbs 8:32-36 (NLT) -

[32] “And so, my children, listen to me, for all who follow my ways are joyful. [33] Listen to my instruction and be wise. Don’t ignore it. [34] Joyful are those who listen to me, watching for me daily at my gates, waiting for me outside my home! [35] For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. [36] But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death.”


Good morning Ekklesia, In Proverbs 8:32-36, we are given a divine invitation to embrace wisdom, a pathway to joy, favor, and life itself. As children of God, we are called to love, honor, trust, and believe in Him, and the embodiment of all these virtues is found in seeking and following His wisdom.


Wisdom beckons us to listen attentively, not merely with our ears but with our hearts. It is through listening to God’s instruction that we gain true wisdom and discernment, enabling us to navigate life’s challenges with grace and insight.


Moreover, wisdom invites us to be watchful and diligent, eagerly seeking her presence daily. Just as a devoted disciple waits eagerly at the gates of their teacher, so should we eagerly anticipate encountering God’s wisdom in every aspect of our lives.


For those who diligently seek and embrace wisdom, there is a promise of abundant life and divine favor. In wisdom’s embrace, we find the fulfillment of our deepest longings and the overflowing grace of the Lord poured out upon us.


However, to reject wisdom is to choose a path of self-inflicted harm and spiritual death. Those who disregard wisdom’s call not only miss out on the blessings of God but also subject themselves to the consequences of their folly.


1. **Listen to God’s Word**: Make time each day to read and meditate on Scripture, allowing God’s wisdom to permeate your heart and mind.


2. **Seek Divine Guidance**: In every decision and circumstance, seek God’s wisdom through prayer, asking for His guidance and discernment.


3. **Embrace Teachable Spirit**: Cultivate a spirit of humility and teachability, recognizing that true wisdom comes from surrendering to God’s will and instruction.


As we embrace God’s wisdom with love, honor, trust, and belief, we embark on a journey of joy, favor, and abundant life in His presence. May we heed wisdom’s call and walk in the light of her truth, experiencing the fullness of God’s blessings and the richness of His grace.


LoveUmorethanUknow, Pastor Stephän Kirby

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