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Proverbs 2:1-8 – Finding God

September 2, 2011


 1 My child, listen to what I say 
       and remember what I command you.
 2 Listen carefully to wisdom; 
       set your mind on understanding.
 3 Cry out for wisdom, 
       and beg for understanding.
 4 Search for it like silver, 
       and hunt for it like hidden treasure.
 5 Then you will understand respect for the Lord, 
       and you will find that you know God.
 6 Only the Lord gives wisdom; 
       he gives knowledge and understanding.
 7 He stores up wisdom for those who are honest. 
       Like a shield he protects the innocent.
 8 He makes sure that justice is done, 
       and he protects those who are loyal to him. –  
Proverbs 2:1-8 NCV

Proverbs 2 lists five fruits of wisdom. This first paragraph promises that we will find God in our quest for wisdom.

Read about the second fruit here

Read about the third fruit here

We are expected to search for it in the same way men search for riches. Notice that the Bible teaches that while God makes available what we need, he doesn’t hand it to us. Manna for the Israelites needed to be gathered, the walls of Jericho had to be marched around and salvation is given conditionally (Mark 16:16, Matthew 7:21). In the same way we come to know God through our search for knowledge in the Scriptures.

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