🙏🏻 LISTENING FOR INSTRUCTIONS!
"The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning."
(Proverbs 16 :21)
Proverbs, 16:23 instructs, informs, directs and reprimands us - "The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips." Life is such a progressive process of learning. King Solomon confirms this when he said, Ecclesiastes, 12:12 - Furthermore, my son, be admonished: 'Of Making Many Books There Is No End'; and much study is a weariness ( a fatigue, lack of interest or excitement) of the flesh.
The level of success that one can attain in life is dependent on their teach-ability. Saints, day and night have a language in common. The day utters speech yet the night reveals knowlege (Psalm 19:2-4).
There is no confirmity (similarity) to knowledge. Knowledge is knowledge. It is a state of awareness. Knowledge loves with no other end, than to become your confidant and friend of your heart, as such keeping no secrets from your sight. Not even prayer is a substitute to Knowledge!
Prayer is repeating or declaring the will of God on earth. It is a license to allow heaven to interfere in our earthly affairs which calls for knowledge first as a priority. Precisely, the first key of prayer is the knowledge of the truth. Hosea, 4:6 - My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, 'I Will Also Reject You, that you may be no priest to me.' Because you have forgotten your God's law, I will also forget your children.
In the word 'learn' are three words: "I, Ear & Earn." If I never hear, I never see. If I never see, I never have! Faith which is a purchasing force in Kingdom of God which is in our amidst (not in heaven as such - Luke 17:20-21), comes by earing and earing (i.e. earing & eating) of the Word of God. Jeremiah says in 15:16, "Your words were found, and 'I ate them'; and your words were to me a joy and the rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts."
How can I have what I don't know? How can I use what I don't know that I have? And how can I love what I don't know the value of having it even though I might have it?
An instruction is an invitation to relate. Life is all about relationships. We are all products of our relationships and choices. Though we ain't prisoners of our past (except by choice of ignorance), we are products of our daily life choices (Deuteronomy 30:19).
Whether one succeeds or fails in life, It can be traced to relationship (who you chose to honor or not - Prov 15:33)! When God wants a relationship with us, He gives an instruction (James 4:8). Without a relationship with God, we can't have a revelation of the quality of the person He is, and thus can't fellowship & commune with Him.
🍓 LOVE PERSONIFIED
We can't love GOD (LOVE) enough but every day, that is why 1Cori 13:13 tells us 'Love' who God is for always. It connects the past, present & future (Heb 13:8, Malachi 3:6, Rom 4:17b -18).Hope is for the Future & faith is for Now (Rom 8:24-25, Heb 11:1). If God is love and Love is God, then Love is a Person/ A SPIRIT! (Romans 5:5). Nobody can love someone enough except to love them daily.
This is why father says, "Love is New Everyday!" Love is as new as the day. If you loved me (somebody) yesterday, it is not enough. Love me more today, too, & even more tomorrow also.
This is why nobody can put asunder to what God has joined together! Love is the foundation of every relationship bit marriage though not necessarily what maintains it! That's a topic for another day. It is the application of the principles of knowledge of the Kingdom that established it. Principles produce values.
The reason Proverbs 17:17 tells us, A true friend loves at all times I.e. sticks closer than a brother! I am not talking about loving a (some) thing but a person. Love is a person! LOVE has a Character! When You love a person, things will follow (Mathew 6:33).
Giving might not demonstrate or give love; yet Love always gives with no reason, no reservation (John 3:16)! Our assignment on earth is not to teach, mentor, give to the poor extra; but to love! Because you love, you give, help the needy, teach, reach out to the world with the truth! I remember the day the Lord told me, "Do what you do because you love what you do. Whether people like it or not, whether they say thanks or not, it doesn't matter anyhow." This is the secret to freeing yourself from the prison of people's opinion and expectations.
Instruction is a direction of discipline that imparts knowledge & skill (ability 2 produce solutions). That said, "Instruction ultimately imparts knowledge & skill." Proverbs 9:9-10 tells us the knowledge of the Holy (the uncommon, they that repeated do good); is Understanding. Wisdom is before he that has understanding and knowledge
🤔 The Word of God gives us instructions - God's way of life i.e. instruction includes doctrine, reproof, correction & training in righteousness (2Tim 3:16-17) since the Word is... (Heb 4:12). Father has never really said, "Give Me Your Time," He says, "Give Me Your Heart!" Why? (Pro 4:23, Luke 6:45, Matt 12:34). The heart is your Spirit & reservoir of good things. Every thing we do has to do with a purpose. Without Counsel, purposes are disappointed; but in a multitude of counsellors they are established. Every purpose is established by counsel (Prov 15:22 & 20:18).
"Why Do You Do What You Do & What Do You Expect God To Do?
God isn't more interested in what we do than He is, in why we do what we do? We do what we do because we are what we are! We are what we do! He searches, examines our hearts for it being that, out of the heart are the issues of life. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth expresses in words our ideas, plans/purposes (PRO 16:23, Matt 12:34). 🍌 To God therefore, "The 'Why' of 'What' (of something) holds more H20 than the 'What' of something!" Why do you do what you do? The 'why' of something is the original intention (plan) of creation of the created thing. Whatever You Let Master Your Heart, Automatically Controls Your Life!
🥙 Proverbs, 23:12 - Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to the words of knowledge.
🙉 Proverbs, 23:23 - Buy the truth, and don't sell it. Get wisdom, discipline (instruction), and understanding.
🧐 Proverbs, 20:5 - Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
I believe you have been blessed.
RESTEEM TO BLESS THE BODY OF CHRIST