June 07, 2020 | Books of the Bible | Proverbs by Chuck Bounds
My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding, That you may preserve discretion, and your lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey, and her mouth is smoother than oil; but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death, her steps lay hold of hell. Lest you ponder her path of life – Her ways are unstable; you do not know them. (NKJV)
Solomon, the author of most of the Proverbs, succeeded his father David as king of Israel. God blessed Solomon with great wisdom for ruling His people. In this passage, Solomon gives his own son advice for living a godly life. He wants what’s best for his son, and he wants to protect him from all harm. He pleads with his son to listen and pay attention to his wisdom and understanding of God. He wants his son to discern right from wrong and speak the truth. He warns his son not to follow lustful passions, which are strongly appealing but eventually lead to destruction.
Our heavenly Father desires that we grow in wisdom and understanding of His Word and His ways. Our heavenly Father wants us to avoid sin and its consequences. God’s Word is our source of wisdom and understanding, which stands in stark contrast with seductive worldly passions.
- Are you learning some of God’s Word daily?
- Are you able to immediately recognize the difference between godly wisdom and the world’s counterfeit wisdom?
- Pray for God to give you wisdom and tell Him that you trust His Word.
- Ask God to guide you to understand and grow in the knowledge of Him and His Word.