Proverbs is a book that was given to us by our heavenly father in order to impart wisdom on us. The majority of Proverbs were written by Solomon, son of King David as a gift to impart wisdom on his children and all of the men of Israel. As we embark on our mission to get to know God, we become more sound in our judgements. God has not given us the spirit of fear but of love, power and a sound mind. To often we run around confused. Instead we should seek clarity from God in our day to day lives, because he lives in us. He wants us to be still and accept our purpose by design. When we submit to his will and all that he wants for us we unlock the key to living the very best versions of our lives. Things just fall into place. Everything goes right because we have relinquished all our control.
Our Father wants what is best for us and what is best for us is that we are prudent in our lives. The definition of Prudent is “with regards and thinking of the future.” We should make every decision with our future in mind. Not only our immediate future, but where our soul will spend eternity. We must be prudent so that while we are here on this earth we use our money and resources in a way that glorifies him and edifies him at all times. We must work hard and be diligent in our work
Not only is it important that we are wise in where we spent our time, it’s even more important to be diligent in where we spend our energy. The enemy comes as a thief in the night seeking whom he may devour. The number one attack will always be on your peace. When you are upset, you are distracted, you can’t make clear judgements and you become confused. You can’t hear from our heavenly father and you begin to worry when we are to cast our cares upon him.
Also we are to be slow to anger our heavenly father has been so gracious and so merciful to us. Think of a time when you were at your worst or did something that was not so Christ like. Like they say, we all have a chapter of our life that we would not read out loud! Still God is forgiving, time after time and loving us. That’s what he wants us to be for one another. Solomon speaks many times about avoiding folly and foolishness. Stay away from foolish people and foolish behavior.
Proverbs speaks on addiction. Addiction controls you and it binds you. People are driven by their addictions whether they are addicted to food, alcohol, drugs, pornography, or gambling. Addiction in the end bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. If you are facing issues with addiction of any sort seek outside resources as well as the aid of our heavenly father. With a combination of support groups, counseling, and prayer and medication many people have been able to release themselves from the bondage of addiction. In fact a major focal point would include all sin and iniquity and the breaking of Gods Laws.
Proverbs lists out things that the Lord specifically hates:
“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.” Proverbs 6:16
Proverbs also speaks on the Differences between Gods way and man’s way of life. Every good thing comes from God he gives us gifts and some of us are blessed with multiple gifts. We were not given these gifts just to put up on the shelf and not put them to use. We are to use the gifts that we have while we are here to serve him.