Proverbs 2:7-8 Storehouse of Wisdom#224
As I shared last week, I can’t get enough of Proverbs. I am reading out of the Passion translation and it is breathing life into my soul. I shared Proverbs 2:6 last week which says, “Wisdom is a gift from a generous God, and every word he speaks is full of revelation and becomes a fountain of understanding within you.” Proverbs 2:7-8 goes on to say, “For the Lord has a hidden storehouse of wisdom made accessible to his godly lovers. He becomes your personal bodyguard as you follow his ways, protecting and guarding you as you choose what is right.”
A storehouse is anything that can store a large supply of an item. And just as this passage says, God has a storehouse of wisdom for you made “accessible to his godly lovers.” Isn’t that amazing? I love the full inheritance that we have access to! But let me just remind you, just like all the things of God, you have access to everything he sent his son to pay for, but it’s up to you to access it!
The passage goes on to say that your Heavenly Father is your personal bodyguard. Isn’t that such a beautiful imagery? I don’t know anyone on earth who would deny having a personal bodyguard following them around and keeping them safe. Notice the verse says that he’s “your personal bodyguard as you follow his ways.” In other words, if you don’t follow his ways or follow him, you also reject that protection. If you think of an earthly parent, the same holds true. The parent can only help the child when the child follows the rules. If they are out on their own path, then it becomes impossible for the parent to help them. Your heavenly Father is no different.
God has given you the privilege to fully access him for not only the wisdom you need, but that he so generously wants to give you! When you choose to do so, not only will you know what choices to make, but he will be your bodyguard along the way. Amazing, right? So I want to know — are you going to access all Father has for you?
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