I am always amazed how God has a habit of tying things together… just out of the blue. It is true evidence that His Spirit moves in and through people.
Well it happen on Sunday morning. I was reading the next part of my Proverbs reading in chapter 2 before church. Here it is from the New Living Translation:
For the Lord grants wisdom! From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. (v.6-9)
Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted… (v.10-12)
Follow the steps of good men instead, and stay on the paths of the righteous. For only the godly will live in the land, and those with integrity will remain in it. But the wicked will be removed from the land, and the treacherous will be uprooted. (v.20-22)
And then I get into church, and here was the reading that the preacher used, from Colossians:
So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. (Colossians 1:9-14, NLT)
WOW!! How apt, and how well those passages fit together! I haven’t written anything for a couple of days, because I am still absorbing it all. I’d encourage you to read it too. But not just READ it…. but read it …. and read it … and read it. Then later on, read it again!!! :-)
I do pray the Lord will speak to your heart through those Scriptures and bless you.