Thursday, April 28, 2005

Father Knows Best

Job 28:"28 And this is what he says to all humanity: 'The fear of the Lord is true wisdom; to forsake evil is real understanding.'"

Fear the Lord- this does not mean a cringing or terror- but it is a deep felt reverence for Him. He could crush us in our sin if He chose to do so and we would be without complaint. He is in charge of my health,my financial status, He protects me- If He does not protect me, I am not protected- If He does not provide for me, I am not provided for. I desire to please Him (though it is a pitiful, sin ruined urge) because of the "fear" or reverence.

True Wisdom- Is a gift. It is found when we began to see life and relationships through His eyes, His wisdom is a proper perspective of priorities and attitudes. It is a discernment to understand human motives based on common human nature. It is a challenge to love God and love others.

Forsake Evil- this is a tough one. I am entangled in the evil of this world. I find myself caught up in the entertainment of our day with way too much emphasis on materialism and pleasure. I am watching TV less and reading God's word more. I am praying more and allowing God's people in His church to spur me on to good deeds. I have a long way to go.

Real Understanding..... it is really enjoying life. I have a very rich life of love and adventure.Thank you Lord!

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