Biblical Wisdom Keepers Level 1: Daily Proverbs
Daily proverbs are to be read and reflected upon each day, for the duration of the level learning. Students should also journal thoughts and reflections as they are reading. The goal is to memorize the book of Proverbs by the time the student completes the 12th (highest) level of Biblical Wisdom Keepers training. “Hrs.” is the suggested daily commitment in order to accomplish the goal (e.g. 1 hour devoted to each chapter, for a total of three study hours each day, repeated every day that the student is at the current level of study.
Level 1 Daily Proverbs
BWKLIDP – Proverbs Chapter 3 Overview
Mercy and kindness are key character traits that the wise should exemplify. In so doing, the wise shall find favor with God and good understanding. We must learn to trust in God with our whole hearts and rely in His Word rather than trusting in our own understanding. We can renew the issue of life in our natural bodies by trusting in God and remaining humble before Him. We must honor God with the first fruits of our wealth as well as that of our bodies, our lips, and all our labors. Happiness is found in the discovery of skillful and godly wisdom with understanding. Length of days, riches and honor follow those who follow wisdom. God has the power to give peace. He also ordains power in the now. If you can be a blessing to someone, right now is the time to bless them. Procrastination is the enemy of wisdom. Wisdom will bless you and your entire house.
The very God of all creation is a helper to the godly wise.
26 For the Lord shall be your confidence, firm and strong, and shall keep your foot from being caught [in a trap or some hidden danger].(Proverbs 3:26 AMP)
|BWKLIDP – Proverbs Chapter 3||The wisdom of God is both skillful and godly. It is learned and fortified by knowledge and experience. How to skillfully use wisdom is also a gift of God, which He desires to impart to those who seek wisdom.||
Proverbs Chapter 3 Commentary
Endure the necessity of chastisement from the LORD as this is a confirmation of your place in His kingdom: you are His child whom He loves if you are corrected when you err – this is to bring you back into right standing with Him, for there only can you be a joint heir with Christ. God will attempt to drive the iniquity from you, that you will not lose your inheritance in Him. Proverbs 3:19 says that the LORD founded the earth by skillful and godly wisdom; and that He has founded the heavens by understanding. By this verse we know that wisdom and understanding are not fly-by night characters of sorcery or some act of wishing and hit and miss chance. Wisdom and understanding are powerful tools founded by God, respected and upheld by God, and when we pursue them wholeheartedly, we engender the grace and blessings of God. God wants to bless His children, those who are faithful in keeping His commandments and serving Him fully and not by lip service only. By the knowledge of God (Proverbs 3:20), the world was formed as God spoke not what He thought could maybe done, but what He knew was possible because of His own power. So God is both the will and the confirmation of divine intervention. When we seek wisdom, He sets His plan in motion according to His perfect and divine will. By seeking God, we attest to our desire to circumvent God’s permissive will – in which we may ultimately get what we want, but will have trial and trouble therewith. Wisdom seeks her perfect work according to God’s perfect will, which carries no negative consequence, though we may have tribulation (because the world is evil), God will make everything work together for good by virtue of our heart’s intent – to do His will, His way. Godly wisdom seeks God’s will His way.
By keeping sound and godly wisdom and discretion, God will give a divine security, confidence, and hope when we trust in Him. It is God showing us a clear example of how to reach the world. A wise man once said, “You can have what you help others get.” If you seek wisdom, you become a beacon of peace. When you perceive that you are that beacon, look to the oceans (sinful world) and raise up the S.O.S. for the lost. God may be using you to channel His grace to the world. John 20:23 says, whosoever’s sins you remit, they are remitted and the sins you retain, they are retained. The beacon of wisdom stands in the gap for the world, bridging the way through the darkness as a light leading the wayfaring in, holding out hope to bring souls into right relationship with God. Set up the lifeline and open a prayer channel to help others get on the wisdom train.
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