One of my favorite reality shows is Gold Rush. Normal guys trying to find fortune. I love the show because, in my opinion, it’s a REAL reality show (Caley disagrees). I love it because a lot of times it doesn’t work out for them and thats a true picture of life.
They are searching for something that would change their life forever and discovering it is not easy.
The entire purpose of Proverbs is WISDOM. If we search this book daily we will find TRUTH that will change our lives forever. Living it is not easy. It’s not suppose to be. Solomon wrote these words BELIEVING those who listened to them would live long and prosper. (Spock didn’t come up with this idea- Solomon did!)
However, our “prosperity” is subject to our understanding of God.
The entire book of Proverbs is based upon this question. Do we “fear God”? At first glance that question can be a little confusing. Fear is not always a emotion we seek. But like with everything, God flips the script even when it comes to fear.
The fear of the Lord is a state of mind in which one’s own attitudes, will, feelings, deeds, and goals are exchanged for God’s- John MacArthur
Today’s reading is no different:
Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.
Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful.
At this very moment:
We all have unanswered questions.
Directions we are seeking.
Love we are desiring.
We have no clue when or where what we seek will arrive. What we can know is a healthy dose of fear in reference to God will keep us exactly where we need to be when that day arrives. The more we FEAR the more we will SURRENDER.
So let’s stop for a second. Chances are you already read today’s reading.
Let’s just stop and reflect:
Did we listen? Have we truly committed ourselves to God? Do we truly “fear God”?
Let’s start today with all of it…