Proverbs 8: King James Bible
Stalking God – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter eight, Verses
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Stalking God
The Holy Spirit has taken great lengths to specify what his qualifications are. He’s shined a light on just a handful of his different experiences, to give us more than enough reason to listen to him, and to hang on the things that proceed from his mouth.
He is telling us to “hearken unto him.” Listen up and pay attention! He’s got something to say, and it could very well be course changing information, that you may regret not having in the future should you have missed him!
Do you want to be blessed? Keep his ways. Hear the instruction of the Lord and choose the wisdom of the Holy Spirit of God, over the foolishness of this world that deems itself wise. As scripture reads above, should you choose to adhere to the wisdom of this world, you are in fact, rejecting the wisdom of the Lord.
Seek and wait on the Lord. Looking at the text in verse 34, it almost looks like he’s telling us to wait, but get as near as we possibly can (without actually stepping over the bounds of trespassing). Blessed is the one who seeks him out, it’s not saying anything that should lead us to believe, that we should wait for him to come to us, and ask us what we need. No, we wait at his front door, like a persistent paparazzi. Hence the title of this devotional,”Stalking God.”
It is amazing to me, how anyone could refuse the wisdom of the Lord God Almighty, given to us by the Holy Ghost, through Christ Jesus the Lord. I never understand it, until I just take a very small detour, remembering how often I’ve become caught up with the world and it’s ways, and have found myself walking down a road that ‘kinda’ looks like the one I should be on, yet wasn’t.
But thanks be to the Lord, that as soon as we come to the realization that we’ve been pounding the wrong pavement, turn (or repent) to go back into the path chosen and blazed for us by the Lord, he’s right there waiting faithfully. The Father is indeed, faithful to forgive, and we should all be thankful for that.
Related New Testament Scripture
Matthew 10: King James Bible
16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.
Mark 7: King James Bible
14 And when he had called all the people unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and understand:
Romans 12: King James Bible
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
2 Timothy 3: King James Bible
Thank you for sending us your Holy Ghost, so that we can have that very special and direct, connection to you. Help us to better understand that connection, and to hearken unto you when you’ve got something to tell us, or show us. You’ll always know far better than we, as it relates to everything. But foolishly, we may tend to forget to include you, and think we know what we’re doing, even though we don’t even know what’s ahead. Forgive us Lord, and teach us through any means you will, to stay waiting with baited breath at your door, awaiting your presence, so that our direction from you is clear and concise. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray.
Does the thought of stalking God seem a little strange to you?