TODAYS BIBLE READING:
Reading Time: 15-20 Minutes
BREAD CRUMBS COMMENTARY FOR TODAYS READING
with Pastor Sylvia Laughlin (10 minutes)
may 27, 2022
DAY 147 IN THE APP
THIS WEEKS MEMORY VERSE
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
A FEW THOUGHTS...
Solomon begins the book of Proverbs in 1:1-3, "The Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding, To receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity;...The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction." Many continually strive for more and more knowledge and attain positions in medicine, in academia, etc. climbing to positions where they hold much power. Their God is often their knowledge. Most people in such positions when asked about God describe themselves as agnostics. In Greek the word agnostic means "without knowledge". In Latin, agnostic means "ignoramus". The only true knowledge begins and ends with God. He goes on in Proverbs 2:2-5, to say, "So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God."
Though we can learn much from those who have gathered knowledge, we can never acquire wisdom outside of God. No matter what any of us do, if we want to do it wisely, we need to seek God and place Him in the center of it. Paul realized this and wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:10, "...For when I am weak, then I am strong." As we all continue in our lives, may we understand that the agnostic world of experts that we surround ourselves with can never give wisdom. Submit and seek as treasure the One, True God and experience the wisdom of being one of His vessels.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any cause to be ashamed.
— C. H. Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)