Proverbs 1: King James Bible
Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter one, Verses 5+6
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
Here are a couple of great principles that can be utilized by all of us in almost anything we do. If we’re to be wise, what are we to do?
A wise man will hear. He’ll listen to what is being said. Not to be confused with hearing the first two words of a sentence then thinking you know it all. Hear out what is being said till someone’s reached a period. When we behave wisely, and choose to hear, we will…
- Increase in Understanding
We’ll be the wiser for it. Even if it’s something that you disagree with or think is wrong! You gain an understanding of where someone is coming from. When you understand what someone is saying correctly, you are more prepared to respond wisely.
This doesn’t just apply to other people, but it also applies to the Father as well. My first thought about this is when Jesus was sitting there, doodling in the dirt, then a crowd came to tempt Jesus concerning an adulteress.
Notice how he behaved. He let them speak until they were finished. He heard them out. Next, he kept on listening, but this time, not to hear anymore accusations, but instead was listening for the Father (he only says what he hears the Father say). That’s my quick and dirty explanation of why he was drawing instead of talking. He was waiting for instruction from the Father.
The result was one of the most simple, and the most incredibly profound ten words that these people had ever heard. “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” All because Jesus decided to wait on the Lord, and hear what the Father would have him say.
Strong’s Concordancechidah: a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or question
Original Word: חִידָה
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (khee-daw’)
Short Definition: riddleNAS Exhaustive Concordance
from an unused word
a riddle, an enigmatic, perplexing saying or question
dark sayings (2), difficult questions (2), insinuations (1), intrigue (1), riddle (10), riddles (1).
4 I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
Related New Testament Scripture
15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
25 These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: but the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
1 Corinthians 14:
20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
Help us to be wise according to your Word. Open our ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to us, and instructing us to do. Bring us to a place where we will increase in understanding, regardless the situation. In Jesus name we pray.
How many of us most often open our mouths simply to exchange feet? Personally, this is something that is, and has been, a work in progress with me for quite some time.
How about you?