Oct 08 2009

Nothing you desire compares...

We're reading through the book of Proverbs in the month of October.  (31 days, 31 Proverbs)  Proverbs 8 turns a corner and digs deep into the value of Wisdom in our lives.  As you read, feel free to share your comments on any verse that really stands out to you.  We read your comments every day and are just glad you're on this journey with us!

Proverbs 8 (New International Version)

 1 Does not wisdom call out?
       Does not understanding raise her voice?

 2 On the heights along the way,
       where the paths meet, she takes her stand;

 3 beside the gates leading into the city,
       at the entrances, she cries aloud:

 4 "To you, O men, I call out;
       I raise my voice to all mankind.

 5 You who are simple, gain prudence;
       you who are foolish, gain understanding.

 6 Listen, for I have worthy things to say;
       I open my lips to speak what is right.

 7 My mouth speaks what is true,
       for my lips detest wickedness.

 8 All the words of my mouth are just;
       none of them is crooked or perverse.

 9 To the discerning all of them are right;
       they are faultless to those who have knowledge.

 10 Choose my instruction instead of silver,
       knowledge rather than choice gold,

 11 for wisdom is more precious than rubies,
       and nothing you desire can compare with her.

 12 "I, wisdom, dwell together with prudence;
       I possess knowledge and discretion.

 13 To fear the LORD is to hate evil;
       I hate pride and arrogance,
       evil behavior and perverse speech.

 14 Counsel and sound judgment are mine;
       I have understanding and power.

 15 By me kings reign
       and rulers make laws that are just;

 16 by me princes govern,
       and all nobles who rule on earth.

 17 I love those who love me,
       and those who seek me find me.

 18 With me are riches and honor,
       enduring wealth and prosperity.

 19 My fruit is better than fine gold;
       what I yield surpasses choice silver.

 20 I walk in the way of righteousness,
       along the paths of justice,

 21 bestowing wealth on those who love me
       and making their treasuries full.

 22 "The LORD brought me forth as the first of his works,
       before his deeds of old;

 23 I was appointed from eternity,
       from the beginning, before the world began.

 24 When there were no oceans, I was given birth,
       when there were no springs abounding with water;

 25 before the mountains were settled in place,
       before the hills, I was given birth,

 26 before he made the earth or its fields
       or any of the dust of the world.

 27 I was there when he set the heavens in place,
       when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep,

 28 when he established the clouds above
       and fixed securely the fountains of the deep,

 29 when he gave the sea its boundary
       so the waters would not overstep his command,
       and when he marked out the foundations of the earth.

 30 Then I was the craftsman at his side.
       I was filled with delight day after day,
       rejoicing always in his presence,

 31 rejoicing in his whole world
       and delighting in mankind.

 32 "Now then, my sons, listen to me;
       blessed are those who keep my ways.

 33 Listen to my instruction and be wise;
       do not ignore it.

 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me,
       watching daily at my doors,
       waiting at my doorway.

 35 For whoever finds me finds life
       and receives favor from the LORD.

 36 But whoever fails to find me harms himself;
       all who hate me love death."

New International Version (NIV)

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10/8/2009 7:07:43 AM
Julie United States
Julie
Verse 34 really touches me. There are many tough times happening in my life and I have had a rough time waiting for the Lord to help me.  I decided yesterday it is in the Lords Hands and I am watching daily at his doors.  He will do what He believes is necessary for my daughter and I.

Blessed is the man who listens to me,
       watching daily at my doors,
       waiting at my doorway.
10/8/2009 7:16:17 AM
Amanda United States
Amanda
I just want to say great work!!  I am from Joplin, MO and listen to KLOVE on 90.7 in the car and online at work, I must say though at first I was not happy to lose our local channel, and it was very hard and a very sad day their last day on air. I have kept listening because this in the only radio station in our area that is christian.  I have now come to love KLOVE, and embrace the change.  Thanks for keeping me encouraged,
Amanda Smith
Joplin, MO
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