The words of a Warrior King. When Solomon wrote the Proverbs for his son, few knew that the man and king that he had become was in great part due to the teachings of David. David, the warrior king—the slayer of Goliath and the killer of thousands in battle—sat with his son and made clear the priority of a great King. GET WISDOM AT ALL COST!!! What??? David, the King that loved God so deeply that he became known as the man after God’s own heart; knew that it was the knowledge and reverence for God—Not the power and fighting skills—that would transform a man and a nation.
All through Bible history, God used those that had a heart for Him not those with the best strength and fighting skills. David was a kid carrying rocks when he defeated Goliath—but he had absolute faith in God’s deliverance. Daniels friends were thrown in the fiery furnace, bound head to toe—when they changed the heart of an arrogant King. Samson (Once the strongest warrior of all) was blind and vanquished when he defeated the Philistines in their colosseum. It was never about their strength, it was always about their hearts for God, and their knowledge of his greatness.
The same holds true in our lives. Our strength, wealth and our influence is so tenuous and fragile. But if we fear the Lord—recognize Him as the author and perfector of our faith; then we will see him do great things in our lives and the lives of those we know and love. God says it best—“Not by might, not by power, but by my spirit says the Lord!” Zachariah 4:6.
God Bless You
“Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. 9 She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”