Seeking Jesus First - May 20, 2023

Seeking Jesus First - May 20, 2023
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How can I be a wise parent or a wise son? Is it too late to be wise if I have already failed so many times?

Remember, there is life after stupid.

Begin today. Hear and keep the words of Our Heavenly Father.

Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. When I was my father’s son, Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother, He also taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, and live. Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you; Love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble. Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.” (Proverbs 4:1–13, NKJV)

Solomon, the wise, was the son of King David. So the words above are the words of King David to King Solomon as a boy. Consider this the reason that Solomon asked for wisdom when The LORD asked him what he wanted. A wise father trained a son to choose wisely. And the wise son chose wisdom.

So, let’s listen to the wise words and apply them to our relationship with Our Heavenly Father through The New Covenant provided to us by the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

  • Hear, pay attention to and keep the instruction of Our Father’s words.
  • Attend to these words so that they will give you understanding.
  • Our Father’s words are good teachings by which we can live.
  • Do not forsake faith, hope and love, especially love.
  • Our Father holds us close to His heart and because of that we will always be His tender beloved sons and daughters.
  • Keep and hold His words in our hearts.
  • Honoring His command to believe and love will produce life in us and life more abundantly than we could ever think, hope or imagine.
  • Get wisdom from Our Father. It’s free. Just listen and believe.
  • Get understanding. Live these words out to the point of seedtime and harvest. Prove His words with how you speak and live.
  • Keep “reminding” yourself of Our Father’s Words. Re-Mind yourself. Replace your old thinking with His thinking by reading, meditating, memorizing, speaking and declaring Our Father’s Words.
  • Keep your face pointed at Our Father’s words. Keep them before your eyes.
  • Do not forsake wisdom. Once you have it, hang onto it because wisdom will preserve you when you are in trouble.
  • Love wisdom and wisdom will always be there for you keeping and protecting you.
  • Wisdom is paramount. Get it. Get understanding too.
  • Exalt wisdom in your life and wisdom will promote you. You won’t have to promote yourself.
  • Wisdom will bring you honor when you love and cling to it with your heart.
  • Wisdom will place favor squarely upon your head like a crown of glory.
  • Keeping Our Father’s words and wisdom will bring you long life.
  • Because you learn wisdom, you will take the right paths, your steps will not be hindered and you will run without stumbling.
  • Find the instruction in Our Father’s words and cling to it for life. Don’t let go. Keep Our Father’s words and wisdom for they are life to us.

Start today. Give God’s word first place in life. Be faithful to God’s word. Being faithful is nit being “religious” in the negative sense. It is being true to The Holy Spirit and The Word.

Have you ever met someone who was religious about not being religious? Just a thought.

Have you ever heard about the guy who chased a lion until it caught him?

Pursue God - Pursue His Word - Pursue His Spirit - until they will catch you.