“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.” ( Proverbs 30:5)
We all need protection. From time to time we are attacked. We are in a war, expect some flak. So how do we defend ourselves and fight back? Jesus used the word of God as a weapon.
Here we are advised to use it as a shield. If you find yourself in trouble in business, or in your personal life; Speak the word of God. Get to know your armoury, you never know when you will l need it. If you take the time to study the bible, it will become a part of who you are.
Speaking the word was modeled to us by Jesus, how much more do we need that protection?
Quick Prayer. “Protect me when I need a shield Lord. Teach me to use your word.” Amen
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)
What is knowledge? Is it just the accumulation of facts or something deeper? In my view it needs to be applicable to have any value. The fear of God is described as the beginning of knowledge, the foundation of understanding. This is not just some etherial understanding of God but a practical knowledge that is applicable in the real world, in our everyday existence at work.
If wisdom is to develop we need to know that God is God and that his word is revelation. If you want knowledge go to God and read his word and ask his Spirit to reveal its treasures to you. Do this and you will have knowledge, instruction and wisdom.
Quick Prayer. “Help me to respect your word, for Your sake.” Amen
“To this John replied, ‘A person can receive only what is given them from heaven.’” (Joh 3:27)
All we have and all we are comes from the hand of the Father. All we achieve and receive comes from heaven. No one can boast and say that they have achieved this and that, for without God we would have nothing.
A gift can only be of value to a person who is willing to receive it. What is the position of our heart when it comes to receiving His gifts at work? If we assume that we are to operate in our own strength at work and that God is not really interested, there is a consequence. There will be gifts He has to give us that we do not receive because our hearts and prayers are not positioned to receive.
Quick Prayer: All I have is from Your hand. Amen.