Thursday, March 14, 2013

Proverbs 4

Here is the next short devotional in this series, Proverbs chapter 4. To read about how and why I wrote out these devotionals, click here.

The Book of Proverbs

Proverbs 4

This chapter is all about seeking and getting wisdom and understanding.  In God, you will find all that you need.  Seek Him.

Read Psalm 27:2

Lead, kindly Light, amid (in the middle of) the encircling (surrounding) gloom,
         Lead Thou me on;
The night is dark, and I am far from home,
         Lead Thou me on.
Keep Thou my feet; I do not ask to see
The distant scene; one step enough for me.
(Even though the situation is dark and difficult, lead me on. I do not need to see the whole, just one step at a time).
                                                      J.H. Newman

God only is holy; He alone knows how to lead His children in the paths of holiness. He knows every aspect (particular part) of you soul, every thought of your heart, every secret of your character, its difficulties and hindrances (that which provides resistance); He knows how to mould (change/create) you to His will, and lead you onwards to perfect sanctification (holiness); He knows exactly how each event, each trial, each temptation will tell upon you, and He disposes (gets rid of) all things accordingly. The consequences of this belief, if fully grasped, will influence your whole life. (If you truly understand this truth, it will change your life). You will seek to give yourself up to God more and more unreservedly (not in part, but enthusiastically), asking nothing, refusing nothing, wishing nothing, but what He wills; not seeking to bring things about for yourself, taking all He sends joyfully and believing the ‘one step’ set before you to be enough for you. You will be satisfied that even though there are clouds around, and your way seems dark, He is directing all, and that what seems a hindrance (a thing that provides resistance) will prove a blessing, since He wills it.
                                                      Jean Nicolas Grou

Because of Jesus,

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