From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (15): Be wise. Open your heart to love, eternal love, the love of God.

Welcome to the fifteenth stage on our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: Be wise. Open your heart to love, eternal love, the love of God.

Proverbs 8:1-6, 19-21

Listen! Wisdom is calling out.
    Reason is making herself heard.
On the hilltops near the road
    and at the crossroads she stands.
At the entrance to the city,
    beside the gates, she calls:
“I appeal to all of you;
    I call to everyone on earth.
Are you immature? Learn to be mature.
    Are you foolish? Learn to have sense.
Listen to my excellent words;
    all I tell you is right.
What I say is the truth;
    lies are hateful to me.
Everything I say is true;
    nothing is false or misleading. …

19 What you get from me is better than the finest gold,
    better than the purest silver.
20 I walk the way of righteousness;
    I follow the paths of justice,
21 giving wealth to those who love me,
    filling their houses with treasures.

Proverbs 9:4-6

“Come in, ignorant people!” And to the foolish she says, “Come, eat my food and drink the wine that I have mixed. Leave the company of ignorant people, and live. Follow the way of knowledge.”

Good News Translation (GNT)

Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society

Hoping for ‘good luck’, some people expect good things to happen to them – all the time! God says, ‘Seek wisdom. Be ready for the hard times’. Wisdom comes from God. He speaks to us with words of wisdom (Proverbs 2:6; Proverbs 8:6-8). Wisdom is not only for ‘kings and rulers, princes and nobles’. It is for everyone who loves the Lord (Proverbs 8:15-17). Wisdom calls us to choose good rather than evil, life rather than death (Proverbs 8:13, 35-36; Hebrews 5:14; Deuteronomy 30:19). The way of wisdom is the way of happiness (Proverbs 8:32-34). Our path may not be paved with gold. Wisdom is better than ‘silver, gold and jewels’ (Proverbs 8:10-11). Christ is our Wisdom. Receiving Him, we receive wisdom. Growing in Him, we grow in wisdom (1 Corinthians 1:30; 2:6). As you rejoice in Christ, remember: ‘He who wins souls is wise’ (Proverbs 11:30). Don’t keep Wisdom to yourself. Share Christ with others.In Proverbs 9:5, there is a Gospel invitation: ‘Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed’. We eat bread. We drink wine. We remember our Saviour (Matthew 26: 26-29). ‘The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’ (Proverbs 9:10). ‘This sounds so old-fashioned’- so the world tells us. ‘The fear of the Lord’- This is something we must not forget. If we do not fear the Lord, we will forget Him. If we forget Him, we are fools. What is foolishness? Is it a lack of education? No! – It is a lack of obedience. When we do not ‘honour’ God, we are ‘without sense’. ‘Claiming to be wise’, we show that we are ‘fools’. If we are wise, we will keep ‘going straight on the way’, looking always to Jesus Christ who is the true and living Way. He leads us from ‘the depths of hell’ to the heights of heaven (Proverbs 8:13-18; Romans 1:21-22; John 14:2, 6).

Watch out for the next stage in our journey from Good Friday to Easter Sunday: In creation and Scripture, we see love, eternal love, the love of God.

One thought on “From Good Friday to Easter Sunday (15): Be wise. Open your heart to love, eternal love, the love of God.

  1. Thanks, Donald, Steve, Beholding Him Ministries, Life saving prayers, Child of God, Ryan and C F, for liking this post. God bless each of you.

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