Today is Monday, October 7th, 2013; Karen's Korner #2666
For a couple of Sundays this fall, our Sunday School class has been looking at a handful of Proverbs. They are filled with single/several verse 'topics' of knowledge:
Here are a couple of them:
"Trust the Lord completely;
don't ever trust yourself.
In everything you do,
put God first,
and he will direct you
and crown your efforts with success."
~ Proverbs 3:5,6
Bible Commentary: "To succeed, said Solomon, we must put God first in our lives. About a thousand years later, Jesus emphasized this same truth (Matthew 6:33). Look at your values and priorities. What is important to you? Where is God on that list? Keep him in first place in everything you do; then he will crown your efforts with success, because you will be working to accomplish his purposes. For example, when it comes to money, putting God first means considering what his portion of your income should be before making any further financial decisions."
"For the reverence and fear of the God
are basic to all wisdom.
Knowing God results in every other kind of understanding."
~ Proverbs 9:10
Bible Commentary: "Are you a mocker or a wise person? You can tell by the way you respond to criticism. Instead of tossing back a quick put-downs or clever retort when rebuked, listen to what is being said. Learn from your criticism; this is the path to wisdom. Wisdom begins with knowing God. He gives insight into living because he created life. To know God is not just to know the facts about Him, but to stand in awe of him and have a relationship with him. Do you really want to be wise? Get to know God better and better."