Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 2-19-20

Proverbs 2:1-5 The Passion Translation (TPT)

Yesterday, I made a decision to really break-in my new bicycle—my birthday present from John. So, my house was the starting point and from there I traveled a total of fifteen strenuous miles. During my trip, I experienced frustrating road construction with disconnected cross walk signs, detours, and lots of traffic, but I also experienced the companionship of a great friend, the beauty of God’s creation, and the quietness of less travels roads as Laura and I peddled throughout Millennial Park. The entire experience in the park was a treasure and respite for my soul, but it was a challenge getting there.

In our passage today, we experience the wisdom writings of Solomon who reminds us to travel the pathway of wisdom. Keep in mind wisdom’s pathway is strenuous and littered with challenges. True wisdom is from God, so the Lord is our starting point as seen in his revealed Word. God has extended humanity an amazing gift; a relationship with a flawlessly faithful Friend who never leaves us or forsakes us. Because God’s wisdom is hidden from the foolish, we must be willing to press beyond the obvious things that try to drive our emotions. As we stay on wisdom’s path, we discover more about life with God. In time, we see beyond the frustration and the difficulties, because we are seeking God’s advice and willing to listen. We know he is guiding our path, because like a precious gem, God brings beautiful rewards for those who diligently seek him. We all need divine wisdom, so ask God to generously give you wisdom and then get on your spiritual bike and ride. God has good things in store for you.

Proverbs 2:1-5
2 My child, will you treasure my wisdom?
Then, and only then, will you acquire it.
And only if you accept my advice
and hide it within will you succeed.

So train your heart to listen when I speak
and open your spirit wide to expand your discernment—
then pass it on to your sons and daughters.

Yes, cry out for comprehension and intercede for insight.

For if you keep seeking it like a man would seek for sterling silver,
searching in hidden places for cherished treasure,

then you will discover the fear of the Lord
and find the true knowledge of God.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for providing divine wisdom for me and for rewarding me as I remain faithful to your leadership over my life. I love you! You are Good! In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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