False Pretense

Incline your ear and hear the words of
the wise,
And apply your mind to my knowledge;
For it will be pleasant if you keep them
within you,
That they may be ready on your lips.
So that your trust may be in the LORD,
I have taught you today, even you.
Have I not written to you excellent
things on
Counsels and knowledge,
To make you know the certainty of the
words of truth
That you may correctly answer him who
sent you?
– Proverbs 22:17-21

One must quest for wisdom if they are to make true their duty to the Lord. Sadly, we often trudge along under the illusion that this wisdom will be wrought by the simple statement of “Christ is Lord,” and the idea that we shall then receive our blessings in full. No, this naïve belief is for those who forsake pursuit and are too arrogant to admit their own shortcomings of knowledge in comparison to what God can offer.

What sweet wisdom God has vowed to give us as well. I’ve seen what happens when people pray for wisdom and have been witness to words as they trickle from lips that speak freely of what God has made certain. As Christians, our words are too important to squander and speak lightly with as the tongue is a sword that can defend and tarnish all in one. If truth is what we seek then God shall graciously bestow the gift, but we must ask and be willing to see it with Spirit-filled eyes.

Lord, may we all continually pray for wisdom so that we may serve others and know You. Don’t allow us to slip from truth because of the conceit and ignorance that vie to be our kings.

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~ by Chris Kyle on December 26, 2009.

One Response to “False Pretense”

  1. I hope you don’t mind if I quote the following phrase ‘our words are too important to squander’. This was a unique blessing. Do keep writing. xx

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