As I pondered the Book of Proverbs I started to take note of all the treasures that are linked with Wisdom. The more I read this book the more I realized how valuable Wisdom is and not just because it says in the Word. Although it being written in the Word is powerful all by itself, this was like living breath jumping off the pages. I will focus on four treasures I discovered that are linked to Wisdom that I would like to share.
The first two things that I found linked to Wisdom are JOY and FAVOR. In the Passion Translation, Proverbs 8:34-35 says this: “If you wait at wisdom’s doorway, longing to hear a word for every day, JOY will break-forth with you as you listen for what I’ll say. For the fountain of life pours into you every time that you find me, and this is the secret of growing in the delight and the FAVOR of the Lord.”
What a treasure that is found here in this scripture! If we will position ourselves daily to wait at wisdom’s doorway longing to hear a word,...
And so faith, hope, love abide [faith--conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope--joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love--true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13 amplified)
It seems as if these three characteristics are vital for all Christians to abide in.
Let's first define the word abide. In the Webster dictionary it is defined as “to accept or bear something, to stay or live somewhere or to remain or continue.”
The Greek word for abide here in 1 Corinthians is “meno”, Strong’s #3306 meaning “ to remain, in reference to a place, not to depart, to be held, kept continually.” Besides having reference to a place it can also be in reference to time, a state or condition.
So, it is important for Believers to remain in (place or time) Faith, Hope and Love daily and not to depart from them. As you read the scripture above in the Amp...