REPOST Today’s Spiritual Food for Thought, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 8/9, 2013. Young is a graduate of University of Illinois (BS), Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MA).
Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend
“The Wisdom of God for Our Life”
Proverbs 8:17, 35, 36
“I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. But whoever fails to find me harms himself; all who hate me love death.”
Hunger and desire Biblical wisdom. Seek wisdom throughout the day. Wisdom can be sought after and found. The world believes that comfort and success are the most important things in life. But the proverbs writer declares that he who finds wisdom finds life. Don’t do what you feel like doing. Don’t seek selfish ambition. Don’t seek worldly pleasures. Seek God’s wisdom and you will have true life!
Proverbs 9:8, 9
“Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.”
Are you a mocker or a wise man? Can you handle correction? Do you ask for correction? I want to be wise in the Lord and so I try to surround myself with people who can speak into my life. I am thankful to God for AMI because it is a place that helps me to be corrected and challenged. Pray that you will be a person who “will add to his learning.”
“Stolen water is sweet; food eaten in secret is delicious!”18 But little do they know that the dead are there, that her guests are deep in the realm of the dead.
Secrets have a way of trapping us into the dungeon of sin. The enemy wants us to keep secret sins and hide things. When we hide things we cannot get the help of the Biblical community. What are you holding unto that you need to confess? Pray about sharing with someone who can give you wise guidance. Remember these passages as you pray and ask God to bring the secrets into light.
1 Corinthians 10:13: No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
1 John 1:9: If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
Prayer: Jesus you are wisdom. Jesus let me seek you today in Your Word. Amen.
Bible Reading for Today: 1 Chronicles 22-23