Verse 10-11: “When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,”
When you get things lined up right, the right things fall into place. As today’s “gold nugget” says, “When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,” Preservation and sustainability are promised as a result of wisdom entering your heart and your soul being receptive to knowledge. In order to ensure these two benefits, you must ensure the presence of the two pre-requisites. Pre-requisite number one assumes you have wisdom in your heart. The old saying “You are what you eat” applies here. If you are consuming wisdom it will begin to define who you are. In order to consume wisdom you must be setting at the table and digesting the truth in His Holy Word. Pre-requisite number 2 assumes that the knowledge found in His Holy Word is received as pleasant to your soul. If your heart rejects its truth, it isn’t “pleasant to your soul”. In order to benefit from the wisdom and understanding in the bible, we must commit to reading it and have a heart to understand it without prejudice to our own interest or desires. When the Word of God is committed to and accepted without restraint, wisdom “enters your heart”, knowledge is transferred to the open heart and “Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,”. We have grown accustomed to picking and choosing the convenient parts of scripture that fit well with our perspectives and priorities. When we start taking it as it is written and allow it to transform us by the renewing of our minds, then we really begin to reflect what God want this world to see.
Lord, I want to accept your Word and all of its precepts. I don’t want to just acknowledge the parts that are convenient for me. Challenge me to conform to your Word and I will know that the benefits will be preservation and sustainability. Amen