Patience, God’s Picture of Wisdom–Proverbs 19 Part 1

It is extremely difficult to wait upon the Lord.  Patience in the midst of difficult circumstances is almost impossible to muster.  We tend to revert back to fear and anxiety, seeking for things to grab on to provide a physical touch point for security.  What God says is to be patient, walk with him and trust him whatever your circumstance.

Solomon acknowledges that it seems more safe, more fun and more friend filled when one is rich and life is going well, but, when thing are a struggle, one finds themselves alone and often feeling hopeless. God implores his kids to never give up or give in.  He will walk with us and protect and provide us life and freedom.  We are preparing for an eternity with him—where he will wipe away our tears and pour out the blessings he has prepared.

He calls us not to be foolish, jealous or covetous. We are to be loving spouses, Godly parents and unconditionally loyal friends.  We simply follow his lead and stand firm in our commitment to him. Then our patience will show wisdom and be rewarded as only he can reward us.

God Bless You

Better the poor whose walk is blameless     than a fool whose lips are perverse.

Desire without knowledge is not good—     how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,     yet their heart rages against the Lord.

Wealth attracts many friends,     but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.

A false witness will not go unpunished,     and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

Many curry favor with a ruler,     and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

The poor are shunned by all their relatives—     how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading,     they are nowhere to be found.

The one who gets wisdom loves life;     the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

A false witness will not go unpunished,     and whoever pours out lies will perish.

10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury—     how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!

11 A person’s wisdom yields patience;     it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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