Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | November 28, 2016

“Wise men store up knowledge”

Today’s devotion comes from Proverbs 10:1-16.

“A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
2 Ill-gotten gains do not profit,
But righteousness delivers from death.
3 The Lord will not allow the righteous to hunger,
But He will reject the craving of the wicked.
4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7 The memory of the righteous is blessed,
But the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise of heart will receive commands,
But a babbling fool will be ruined.
9 He who walks in integrity walks securely,
But he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10 He who winks the eye causes trouble,
And a babbling fool will be ruined.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all transgressions.
13 On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,
But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
14 Wise men store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
15 The rich man’s wealth is his fortress,
The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
16 The wages of the righteous is life,
The income of the wicked, punishment.”  Proverbs 10:1-16.

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“Wise men store up knowledge …”.  Verse 14.  This is one of the goals of Reformed Doctrine Daily Devotions which, so to speak, believes that Reformed Doctrine is not just one dusty book in a Christian library, but rather is the consistent true summary of Scripture.

“Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser,
Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.”  Proverbs 9:9.

“A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,”  Proverbs 1:5.

Reformed Doctrine Daily Devotions is not afraid to meditate on every chapter of the Bible.  The more we meditate on Scripture and in the language of today’s Scripture “store up knowledge“, the more we see Reformed Doctrine throughout Scripture, and the easier it is for us to understand Scripture using the roadmap of Reformed Doctrine that we put together piece by piece, chapter by chapter, to help us understand Scripture.

“… knowledge is easy to one who has understanding.”  Proverbs 14:6.

Other doctrine is all about knowing himself or herself and what he or she should do.

But, Reformed Doctrine is all about knowledge of God and what He has done.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”  Proverbs 9:10.

“Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches;  but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth;  for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.”  Jeremiah 9:23-24.

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