Proverbs 2~day 2

October 4, 2010

The second chapter of Proverbs gives us reasons as to the moral benefits of wisdom.  "If we accept his words, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God" (v. 5)  Just by knowing, accepting and living by His wisdom, we know what is good and right... and stay away from what is evil and will hurt us.  "For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.  Discretion will protect you, and understand will guard you." (v. 10,11)  The chapter goes on to explain wisdom and knowledge will save us from the ways of wicked men, those whose paths are crooked, adulteress and all the others that are on a wayward path.  I'm sure we can all think of someone who is on a wayward path.  We must avoid those people and paths, so we can "walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous." (v.20)
Thinking about the negative people in our lives, not many come to mind in mine.  Now, rewind back to about 3+ years ago when I was in college and MANY were on my list.  However, then I focused on my school work and more importantly when it was time to have fun.  That fun only lasted a short time and some people I began to be around were making things worse.  Looking back, I was blinded and believed people were my friends when they were poison to me, my decisions and life.  Not too long after I graduated, I did some 'weeding' -- as I like to call it.  Just like in a real garden, you weed to get the negative/ugly plants out of the area so the flowers can bloom to their full beautiful potential... I had to do 'weeding' of my own and let go of those who were nothing but a negative influence on me and the decisions I made each day.  I believe sometimes in life, you need to do that.  I can honestly say I haven't been happier and lived a better life since I made that decision.

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