Day 2 | 21-Day Growth Challenge | "Are You Serious?"
Proverbs 2:2, (NLT) Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. 4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. (When you have time, read entire chapter)
In Chapter One, we learned about the purpose of the Book of Proverbs. Here at the beginning of Chapter Two, we get a sense of the passion needed to grow, learn and prosper. Note these powerful prescriptions: "Tune your ears…", Concentrate on understanding…", "Cry out for insight…", "Search for them…," "Seek them…" These statements are not an invitation to work in our own strength, but to allow the Holy Spirit to work through us. Jesus came "full of grace and truth." (John 1:14). Grace is God's favor and ability working inside you. The Apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 15:10, "But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me."
By grace you can labor "more abundantly." You can follow the prescriptions of Proverbs 2:2-5 and achieve the outcomes of 1), "Understand what it means to fear the Lord.." and 2) "Gain knowledge of God."
PRAYER AND ACTIVATION:
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- What are a couple of areas that hinder you from having a stronger passion to draw closer to God?
- Why must we seek the things that God promised us?
- After reading Proverbs 2:2-4, what two specific insights did you gain from this scripture?
- What actions will you take today related to this lesson?
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