02 August: The Secret of Wisdom

If wisdom is knowledge applied correctly, then the greatest question on earth would have to be: What’s the secret for acquiring it?

READ PROVERBS 2  Make notes of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


In His Majesty's Service
In His Majesty’s Service

August 2nd 2009 was the first time that I spoke publicly about our boy’s departure and the God who gives and takes away.[a]  Our son, Michael, had passed away on the morning before. Then, on August 2nd, in front of our shocked church, I told our friends and family that the Creator of Heaven and Earth should still be trusted – even when He does something unexpected and without a reason why. Now well into the second decade since the infamous weekend, the message hasn’t changed…

If I accept my Father God’s words, and store up His commands within me [v1]; if I turn my ear to wisdom and applying my heart to reason [v2]; if I call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding [v3]; if I look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure [v4]; THEN I’ll understand what it means to fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of my God. [v5] Read more?… CLICK “02 August – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Finding it hard to connect with the One who is walking life with you? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[b]


1.   Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…

It’s good to praise You Lord, and make music to Your Holy Name. Help me to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night. [Psalm 92:1-3]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The world: Pray for the Republic of Kiribati[c]
  • Your nation: God’s Will to be done in your country
  • Yourself: Wisdom for living life in God’s way
  • Your concerns for today
Thank-you that I’m now Your child, Father God. Help me to remember that what I’ll be, has not yet been made known. Only when Christ appears will I be like Him – when I see Him as He is. [1 John 3:2]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”

I’m so ashamed and disgraced, to lift up my face to You, Lord, because my sins are higher than my head, my guilt has reached the heavens. [Ezra 9:6]

   4.   Protect: “… Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”

Save me, O God of my salvation! Gather me and deliver me from the nations so that I’ll give thanks to Your holy Name, and glory in Your praise! [1 Chronicles 16:35]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Your Maker’s Handbook

“But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night.” [Psalm 1:2]

[a] Job 1:21

[b] Matthew 6:5-15

[c] http://www.operationworld.org/country/kiri/owtext.html

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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