This is the verse that is rattling around in my head today as I consider current world events.
There is much to be said in scripture about prudence. As with all things, there is prudence that comes out of wisdom from our Creator and there is prudence that comes from earthly knowledge and understanding which will not last.
Pro 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
Because of wisdom placed in our hearts from Abba, we seek to understand "the way" in which our path which we are walking is leading us, we then begin to seek Abba's ways, to know and understand Him and how He works, to find the path that He instructs us to walk that leads to eternal life.
Pro 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
Some will continue in the path of the majority, believing it is the right way because that is the most popular and the loudest message being shouted AND often, it seems, to be the easiest way to go. But, remember, there is earthly wisdom and wisdom from above.
Pro 14:18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
Remember the verses: Seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened (Matt. 7:7)? Wisdom and understanding are the blessings we receive for our efforts to sincerely know Abba's truths. They are "the crown" given to us...a crown that shows what family we belong to, the family of the ONE, true Father who has instructed us in the way we should go.
Remember, there is heavenly wisdom and prudence and there is earthly. Those who desire the earthly ways will also receive a reward...but it is not a reward of blessing, rather, a reward of shame and judgment.
Jer 8:9 The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?
The word of Yah is described as wisdom to men here in Jer. 8:9 and those who reject it will be ashamed.
Psa 33:4 For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
Yahushuah said: Joh 17:17 Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
We are sanctifed or set-apart by the word of Yah, first by hearing then believing and doing (hear and do...Deu 4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
Deu 4:6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
Deu 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.)
The word of Abba in all it's forms are one and NO MAN IS TO TAKE IT APART by adding to or taking away from what is says...It is to all generations, perpetually. The word appears to man in the written form as instructions to all generations and as the word made flesh which became the final sacrifice for sin. The two forms in which they have appeared to man are one, joined by Abba because each is created for a specific purpose (if you're getting the picture of a union between a man and wife in which each serves a specific purpose but are designed to operate as one...you're getting the picture!! One does have dominion over the other but does not do away with the other). It is a picture of how our Father operates in wholeness or unity or completeness.
As you study to seek truth and wisdom, remember the word of Yah is always teaching a division but the division is that of holy and unholy. There is always both being shown in scripture. The scriptures speak about life and death, cups of blessing and cups of curses, earthly wisdom and Heavenly wisdom, two types of burdens (good and evil), two yokes of bondage (one good, one evil). You see, WE HAVE TWO CHOICES IN ALL THINGS...life or death, blessings or curses. That's it. That is why we are instructed to:
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
We are called to study, to learn the difference between clean and unclean, holy and profane and these truths are taught in the book that Abba left us that explains to His children how to live so He can be with us forever. We all desire to do the same for our own children...to teach them the best ways to go in so they don't see trouble, right? He puts that love in us for our own children to show us that that is the same, deep love He has for us.
All that to say this, I guess... I pray that we have prudence to prepare our hearts and our homes for any storm that we may encounter along "the way" that we will travel today or in the future. I pray that we might sincerely seek to honor Yah the way He has instructed us to do and not in the way that seems right to us. I pray that we will have enough of His wisdom and spirit of life in us to be a light to a world that is dieing. I pray that we will stand firm with good courage and strength with "a face like flint" with our "minds set" to show honor to our Father in all matters.
Lastly, I want to give thanks for this wonderful day that He has made! Thank you Father for the opportunity to study your word today!! You are so good to me!!