There are so many questions that come with life.

Questions such as:

Should I confront that person who has offended me?

Would I know it if God wanted me to go to the mission field?

How can I possibly forgive my spouse for what he/she just did?

How can I guide my children in the ways of the Lord when some
days I struggle just to say grace before I eat my meals?

Do I really have to make that meal for that family at church
who always seems to be in "need"?

So many questions.
So much wisdom needed.

Let me tell you the first place I look
when I have these kinds of questions.

I go to the Proverbs and Psalms.
Oh my goodness.
Such a wonderful resource for answers and guidance.

From Proverbs Chapter Two:

My son, if thou wilt receive my words, 
and hide my commandments with thee;
 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, 
and apply thine heart to understanding;
 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, 
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
 If thou seekest her as silver, 
and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord
and find the knowledge of God.

(could it get better than that?)

 For the Lord giveth wisdom: 
out of his mouth cometh 
knowledge and understanding.
 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: 
he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

 He keepeth the paths of judgment, 
and preserveth the way of his saints.
 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, 
and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, 
and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

 Discretion shall preserve thee, 
understanding shall keep thee:

To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, 
from the man that speaketh froward things;
Who leave the paths of uprightness, 
to walk in the ways of darkness;
Who rejoice to do evil, 
and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Whose ways are crooked, 
and they froward in their paths:
To deliver thee from the strange woman, 
even from the stranger
 which flattereth with her words;
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, 
and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
For her house inclineth unto death, 
and her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again, 
neither take they hold of the paths of life.
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, 
and keep the paths of the righteous.

For the upright shall dwell in the land, 
and the perfect shall remain in it.

(Oh Yeah!)

Isn't that cool?
And this passage just scratches the surface.
Practical thoughts and counsel.
I highly recommend The Psalms and Proverbs to you.

With Love,

Comments (7)

On January 21, 2013 at 5:30 PM , Lorrie Esposito said...

Who can't use some practical thoughts and counsel? Thanks Becky for steering us in the right direction.

On January 21, 2013 at 7:41 PM , MYSAVIOR said...

I am going to reread this a few times - (my comprehension problems) but the jist of it is, to me, God can and will answer all of my questions.


On January 21, 2013 at 9:47 PM , bananaorangeapple said...

The Proverbs are very practical and useful for daily living, and the Psalms are uplifting and great to read if you are feeling blue.

On January 22, 2013 at 8:28 AM , Joyce Butler said...

Thank you for sharing this. Very timely.

On January 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM , Cynthia said...

Love the energy you brought to this post! And, I love The Psalms and Proverbs, too. God always answers us. The problem is that we are too busy seeking after a man-made solution for everything, when He's the One who made man, in the first place. Picture that! Thank you, for this post!

On January 23, 2013 at 7:53 AM , Sue Runyon said...

Thanks so much, Becky for posting this. What a great scripture to think about today.

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