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daily bible verse 6/29
by aneela
June 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Proverbs 2:1-5 – turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. – Proverbs 2:1-5 (NIV)

The Scripture portrays wisdom as something that doesn’t come easily. To have wisdom implies many struggles with understanding. It’s when we don’t understand why things are working a certain way that we are faced with the journey toward wisdom. Notice that we need to turn our ear, apply our heart, cry aloud, look and search. These are the skill sets needed to understand the fear of the Lord and knowledge of God. These are the patterns that expand our perspectives.

Today’s commentary by:
Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

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