Friday: Psalm 96-100, Proverbs 24, 2 Samuel 2:1-3:1 Acts 21:37-22:22

From Scott Clark

As a former worship leader, I have to admit that Psalms 96-100 are some of my favorites to conjure positive emotions of deep worship! If you need a pick me up, I encourage you to open to these Psalms right now and let the words of praise fill your heart!

Ps 100:1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.

That said, I’d like to shift gears and turn to Proverbs. In Proverbs 25, we have the opportunity to reflect on wisdom. Why it is so important, how it impacts us, and what happens when you possess it. This begs the question - how do we obtain it? Well, I have found that the passing years, and life’s experiences do in fact bring wisdom, but I also believe that verse 6 provides some clues as well.

6 for by wise guidance you can wage your war,
and in abundance of counselors there is victory.

In our lives we wage many wars, but none is greater than the wars we wage within ourselves. Our bad habits, a pessimistic attitude, lack of self control, indecision, procrastination, or past experiences that still haunt us. However, with an abundance of counselors there is victory. Who do you count as your counselors? Do you have a mentor, and a coach, and a triad, and a trainer, and a close spiritual advisor? Do you surround yourself with people filled with wisdom? I have made it a point in my life to ask people to be my counselors and help me break free from the bad habits, to help me stay on course, and to help me make the right decisions. Ask God to help you do the same - he wants it for you!

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good,
and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.
14 Know that wisdom is such to your soul;
if you find it, there will be a future,
and your hope will not be cut off.

I pray that you would seek and find counselors to guide you in the wars that you wage every day. May the honeycomb bee sweet to your taste and may you bee filled with hope.

 

I am an adopted child of God, a husband, father, engineer, musician, coach, and I like to recharge my batteries by withdrawing to a lonely place to pray.