March 30, 2019

March 30  
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.  Isaiah 53:3-4 ESV
 
Numbers 12-13 

12 We must never speak against God’s anointed and appointed.  I have had to repent of this in my lifetime and I pray I learned my lesson well!  I certainly would not want to be leprous for even 7 days (though the Lord does deal with us differently now)!  Being in a contented state wherever the Lord has us is of such importance to Him.  He is the Potter and we are the clay.  Nothing else need be said on this topic.  
13 If a person seems as a grasshopper in their own sight, then a grasshopper they will be.  Oh Lord, please let me see all situations You have me look at with the eyes of faith and faith only.  Why would these people think that You would deliver them from Egypt and hand them over in the “Promised Land” to be killed?  Oh my Lord!  Please help me to have a good spirit like Caleb and Joshua and see things through the eyes of faith no matter what the circumstances may be.  
 
Proverbs 8-9 
8 There is no greater asset than the wisdom of the Lord!  “I wisdom dwell with prudence…”  From Webster’s 1828 Dictionary:
PRU'DENCE, noun [Latin prudentia.] Wisdom applied to practice.
Prudence implies caution in deliberating and consulting on the most suitable means to accomplish valuable purposes, and the exercise of sagacity in discerning and selecting them. prudence differs from wisdom in this, that prudence implies more caution and reserve than wisdom, or is exercised more in foreseeing and avoiding evil, than in devising and executing that which is good. It is sometimes mere caution or circumspection.
Prudence is principally in reference to actions to be done, and due means, order, season and method of doing or not doing.

 
13 The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil.  Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
 
It seems to me that after meeting the Lord the greatest find we can have is wisdom! 
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 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.
 
2 Corinthians 8
My giving should never be limited to the tithe but to the blessing my Lord blesses me with.  I see the tithe as mandatory and offerings given based on my heart of knowing the Lord will never have me beg bread or lack any good thing so I can give beyond my means.  
 
15 As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.”
 
Meditate & Apply: I am to never speak against God’s anointed ministers, ever!  Contentment with who I am in Him and where He chooses to use me and how He uses others is unquestionable.  I am not foolish and speaking of heretics!  I must walk in wisdom with prudence.  Truly fearing my God avails me to both.  I must hate ALL evil!  Giving beyond my means is possible because the Lord will always sustain me.  

4 Comments


Whitney McCarthy - March 30th, 2019 at 2:28pm

Amen, Good info on prudence. He gives seed to the sower!

Beanie - March 31st, 2019 at 12:04pm

Giving beyond our means is possible and even I think encouraged by the Lord because he’s our provider and sustainer in all things.

Robin - April 1st, 2019 at 9:48am

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, Amen! Fear the Lord and refrain from speaking against God's anointed. How many sins is that? Yikes! You're actually speaking against yourself. Miriam's leprous skin...and yet, God's mercy!

Prudence is a great virtue to have as an outflow of God's wisdom.

Malie - April 1st, 2019 at 11:11am

I like that- Giving beyond my means is possible because the Lord will always sustain me. If I will be a sower, He will give me seed to sow more!

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