August 15 / Proverbs 15 / Luke 2


Proverbs 15:7

Wise people use their words to spread knowledge.

Proverbs 15:10

People who hate to be corrected will die.

Proverbs 15:12

Those who make fun of wisdom don’t like to be corrected; They will not ask the wise for advice.

Proverbs 15:22-23

Seek wise counsel.

Not only will it be beneficial to you, but also a blessing to the person(s) you ask. It is a blessing to know that you have been a help to someone.  I don’t care who you are, everyone deep down loves to be a help to someone. It’s good for the soul and feels fantastic.

Don’t deny others a blessing by your pride of not seeking assistance.

Luke 2:29-32

I have seen your salvation which you have prepared for all people. He is a light to reveal God to the nations, and he is the glory of your people Israel!

Jesus is God’s rescue plan.

He fulfilled Israel’s destiny by being a light to reveal God to the nations. All the world would be enlightened by Israel’s true King. Now the whole world, not just Israel,can see, touch, and experience God.

Jesus revealed YHWH’s personality in human form. Get to know Jesus, and you get to know God.

He is love and forgiveness and healing.

Some say the opposite of love is fear. There is no fear in perfect love, only trust.

And yet, the fear of YHWH is the beginning of wisdom. This kind of fear seems to be somewhere between mere reverence and absolute terror–at the mysterium tremendum et fascinans*. A healthy fear of something means that it exists. It means that you definitely believe that it is real. Either a real threat, a real consequence, it is real. Perhaps this is some of the wisdom of fearing God. It shows you believe, but it’s only the beginning!

* A mystery which causes both trembling and fascination.

Pictured above is The Helix Nebula NGC 7293.


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