Proverbs 4:10-12 NIV 2011
Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run you will not stumble.
Living wisely and in fear of the Lord while living in a world of folly is the overarching import of Proverbs. King Solomon and other wise men offered short lessons that gave the reader instructions in learning and understanding God, which is the beginning of knowledge. Proverbs 34:11, “Come my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” Hearing godly instruction, the people knew God’s directions and their path would remain straight. Leaning into the Lord, the faithful would press on and not falter. Listening to and heeding those who’d gone before helped them trust the Lord. God’s wisdom is found in His Word.
Traveling as a retired airline employee is always an adventure for me. I’ve been the last one to get a seat, denied boarding because the flight was full and had three seats to myself. But having to divert yesterday because we were unable to land was the first time. I prayed after our first attempt was unsuccessful in the fog. After refueling in Akron we were able to land. Knowing God’s Word, He refueled me and was present.
How does knowing God’s Word guide you?
Daily refueled by the Lord,