Wisdom for Life

Wisdom for life comes in many forms but no one can offer us advice on this subject like God can.  That’s one of the reasons I love the book of Proverbs in the Bible.  It’s filled with rich thoughts on how to live.  It gives direction in a directionally challenged world.  It gives a glimpse of what life can be when we are surrendered to God’s purpose.  It leads us towards God and teaches us how to be more Christlike.

I’m excited to announce that the latest book in the Victorious Living Collection is being released today.  You can find Wisdom for Life anywhere that books are sold.  This was a fun book to put together on the Proverbs.  I wasn’t able to capture every nugget in the Proverbs, but I did do my best to give you at least a snippet.

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Characteristics of the Wise

This week we are wrapping up our study on the Proverbs, so I thought I would give you an overview of what wisdom looks like in our lives.  It is very difficult to describe what wisdom is, but we can definitely see what wisdom looks like.  We can recognize the fruit of a wise person.

Characteristics of the Wise

1.  Integrity

“The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.” ~Proverbs 10:9

2.  Loyal

“Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil.” ~Proverbs 16:6

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Finding Friends God’s Way

Even a boy is known and distinguished by his acts, whether his conduct is pure and right. (Proverbs 20:11, AMP)

Read Proverbs 27 today!

What to look for in a friend and what to avoid?

“He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.”  ~Proverbs 13:20

  • Look for someone who displays wisdom in their life!
  • Avoid someone who acts foolishly!

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What is Better?

Read Proverbs 26 today!

There are 19 Proverbs that talk about one thing that is “Better” than another.  Let’s take a look at some of them and find out what is better for our lives!

It is better to…

1.  Be humble

Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food.”  ~Proverbs 12:9

2.  Have Fear of the Lord

Better a little with the fear of the LORD than great wealth with turmoil.”  ~Proverbs 15:16

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The Rewards of Following God

Read Proverbs 25 today!

All throughout Proverbs we see that God promises to bless those who fear Him, those who choose wisdom, and walk uprightly before Him.  These are the kind of people that enjoy the abundant life that Jesus talked about in John 10:10 which says,

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Those who fear the Lord and choose wisdom are able to face each day with courage, no matter what the challenge.  They are able to forget the past and look forward to the future with joy!  Others around them recognize this work in them as a work of God!  Can people see that work in you?  Let’s take a look at some of the rewards of living faithfully for the Lord.

Top 10 Rewards for Following God

1.  You will be able to look to the future with confidence!

“Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.”  (Proverbs 3:25-26)

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