Memory Monday – Week 97

Proverbs 2:6 says, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding”. I love the Passion Translation of this verse which says, “Wisdom is a gift from a generous God, and every word he speaks is full of revelation and becomes a living fountain of understanding within you.”

Wisdom is never going to be found unless we seek the Lord. While it’s wise to seek other believers and Godly counsel, we must put wisdom from the Lord above all. God’s word is always His will. Many times people say they don’t understand what God’s will is for them, but the reason might be because they don’t know His word. The best way to seek Him and know His will isn’t just to ask Him, but to spend time with Him and in His word. 

Just as reflected in the passion translation wisdom is a gift from the Lord. He desires to guide us along the way and while He might not always reveal the big picture to us, He isn’t going to leave us in the dark. He will direct us when we ask for guidance.

The second part of the verse says that every word He speaks is full of truth and as said earlier the more we know and believe His word the more revelations we will receive. Every word He speaks gives us life. His word is a daily source of manna for us, which fills up spiritually. It’s full of knowledge and intended to help us better understand His will and purpose for us.

Wisdom, revelations, and understanding all come from God’s word. Instead of turning to the advice of a therapist, doctor, counselor, friend first – seek God’s word. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak new and fresh revelations of wisdom to you. 

Memory Monday - Week 97 - Proverbs 2

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26 Comments
  • Susan Gay Jeffries
    Posted at 08:31h, 06 July Reply

    I am thankful for your post, I think we treat God’s word too casually. He will sustain us through the word. Blessings.

  • Roxanne
    Posted at 08:32h, 06 July Reply

    It’s such an important reminder to pray for wisdom. Thanks for encouraging me in that today!

  • Tania // Run to Radiance
    Posted at 08:58h, 06 July Reply

    I have never heard of the Passion translation and after reading that verse I definitely want to look it up! I love more “modern” translations—it just makes the word even more so poetic to me somehow.

  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 09:53h, 06 July Reply

    So true, Caroline. Church and godly friends are great, but if you don’t read God’s Word, you don’t give Him a chance to speak to you…and you don’t really know what it says. You just know what others say about it. We need to put on the armor of Truth. Love this.

  • Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    Posted at 10:08h, 06 July Reply

    The most important!

  • Samantha
    Posted at 10:30h, 06 July Reply

    Yes this is so true we must seek God’s word for wisdom and understand before all others. Thanks for the reminder!

  • Marie
    Posted at 10:38h, 06 July Reply

    So thankful that if we just ask God for Wisdom, He is faithful to give it!

    @spreadingJOY

  • Rebecca Jo
    Posted at 10:43h, 06 July Reply

    I love the reminder that he’s a generous God… so much patience He has with us.

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven Not Harvard
    Posted at 11:02h, 06 July Reply

    You are so right, Godly people, sermons, and books are wonderful, but we cannot neglect the word of God.

  • Cathi
    Posted at 14:12h, 06 July Reply

    Lovely post…reading God’s word and learning to ‘hear’ from Him is all we need, thank you for the reminder.

  • Asheli
    Posted at 14:23h, 06 July Reply

    So true. Thanks for sharing!

  • Joni Mitchell
    Posted at 14:27h, 06 July Reply

    Its so important to gain Godly wisdom

  • Liz
    Posted at 14:35h, 06 July Reply

    Great post to think about as the week goes by.

  • Angie
    Posted at 15:05h, 06 July Reply

    God’s word never changes and is the only source of Truth I dare put my hope! Thank you for sharing this with our FB group today!

  • Elisha
    Posted at 16:44h, 06 July Reply

    love it!

  • Brandi @ penguinsinpink.com
    Posted at 20:33h, 06 July Reply

    Allowing God’s word to speak to us is so important yet something I often neglect. Thanks for reminding me to be still and listen.

  • Jody
    Posted at 21:15h, 06 July Reply

    My husband has a new job opportunity, and although we’re excited, we’re also nervous. He’s been at his job for 20 years. We needed this. Thank you

  • Andi
    Posted at 04:32h, 07 July Reply

    every time I read the Word, I pray for His wisdom – and that His Holy Spirit would speak to me as I read 😀

  • Amanda
    Posted at 07:49h, 07 July Reply

    I love that each time I read the Bible, I see something different. That’s why it’s important to stay in the Word! Thanks for sharing your verses 🙂

  • ellesees.blogspot.com
    Posted at 08:00h, 07 July Reply

    such a great verse and one of those i need to tack to the fridge as a reminder.

  • Emerald
    Posted at 08:28h, 07 July Reply

    That verse is so true. I am learning that while I am reading the Old Testament, God has so much wisdom and He knows just what to say or teach you in your time of need 🙂

  • Jerusha (TheDisneyChef.com)
    Posted at 11:29h, 07 July Reply

    That is one of my favorite verses and I love Proverbs. Thank you for my spiritual supplement for today.- Jerusha, TheDisneyChef.com

  • Jojo
    Posted at 12:14h, 07 July Reply

    I love this! You will see why on my next post. Hopefully this week.

  • Jen K of LifeUnrefined.com
    Posted at 18:45h, 07 July Reply

    It was SO refreshing to read this this week. Thank you! We often seek so many things in our prayers, instead of asking for wisdom.

    Jen
    http://www.lifeunrefined.com

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 21:48h, 07 July Reply

    What a wonderful scripture to share Caroline! Love this.

    I’m participating in the Hello Mornings Bible study/challenge and we had to read Peter 1: 1-8 today. As I read your post, I was reminded of the scripture that stood out to me today:

    “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” Peter 1: 5

    Our God is so great. If we ask Hom for wisdom He will give it to us.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo

  • Chari
    Posted at 20:57h, 08 July Reply

    Wonderful devotional today and great verse! God bless!

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