I went by the field of the lazy man, and by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; and there it was, all overgrown with thorns; its surface was covered with nettles; its stone wall was broken down. (Proverbs 24:30-31)
When most people walk by a house with a broken fence and an overgrown yard, they walk by thinking, Isn’t that a shame! Those people really ought to do something about their yard. Yet when Solomon experienced something similar, he “saw it and considered it well.” he “looked on it and received instruction.” It spoke strongly to him about being more disciplined and diligent. It warned him about becoming careless, apathetic, or negligent about the important things in life.
The Lord taught Solomon wisdom through that encounter, and he took it to heart. God will teach us wisdom in the same way. The Holy Spirit – who is identified as our Helper, Teacher, and Counselor in the NT-will also instruct our hearts day by day as we meditate on the Word of God and apply it to the specific, sometimes tangled circumstances and relationships where we need wisdom the most.
- How is life treating you?
- Have you considered allowing the word of God to bring the transformation you need in your life?
Prayer: Father, I thank you for my life! Please give me the wisdom of how to be discipline and diligent with the things of this life. Amen!
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Read: Proverbs 24:23-34