“A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend. He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.”
The voids of Wisdom within us affect us on multiple levels:
What We Love
Sin creates strife, which breeds confusion and evil. To love sin is to love confusion, of which God is not the Author.
“But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”
What We Promote
Exalting or promoting ourselves can only lead to destruction. Promotion must come from the Lord, and not of our own accord.
“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”
What We Seek
Our desires come from what is within our hearts. The Word of God tells us many times that there is nothing good about us, so if we look to only ourselves we will be disappointed.
“They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.”
What We Say
The things we speak can get us into trouble quickly. Our words matter and affect both the state of our hearts and our relationships.
“The words of a wise man's mouth are gracious; but the lips of a fool will swallow up himself.”
Ask the Lord to fill the voids of Wisdom within your heart and life today.
He alone can fulfill the void that we feel when we neglect to seek Him.
Amos 4-6 | James 4 | Proverbs 17
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