The Proverbs of Solomon were written as expressed in his opening stanza:
for gaining wisdom and instruction;
for understanding words of insight;
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior,
doing what is right and just and fair
Doing what is right, just and fair.
You know what, sometimes these three things just don’t seem to go together, do they?
I posted a comment on Facebook the other day and it was just banter between me and a good buddy, but someone took offense. I know they took offense because of some past stuff that went on. I got offended by THEIR offence and man I was going to let them have it.
But God stepped.
Like a child, I too hate it when Dad steps in.
“Aw he started it”
“It’s not fair”
“Its not my fault”
But Dad takes me aside and sits me down and says “I know it may not be your fault buddy, but you should come to me and let me sort it out”
Not helping Dad. I’ve got every right to lash out!
So why do I feel like I’m the one being disciplined now!
If you look for the word discipline in Proverbs, you will more often than not, find the word correction and also find the word life!
God wants me to continually gain wisdom, instruction, understanding and insight.
To get these great attributes I need instruction in prudent behavior.
RIGHT, JUST & FAIR
I wonder if I will ever attain this. I know God has stacks of it and knows how to use it.
I’ll go to Him for guidance first because I want a life worth living.
I’ll also continue to use my buddy banter – just not on Facebook.