Wisdom is as good as an inheritance, yea better. It shelters from the storms and scorching heat of trouble. Wealth will not lengthen out the natural life, but true wisdom will give spiritual life, and strengthen men for services under their sufferings.
Let us look upon the disposal of our condition as the work of God, and at last, all will appear to have been for the best. In acts of righteousness, be not carried into heats or passions, no, not by a zeal for God.
Be not conceited of thine own abilities; nor find fault with everything, nor busy thyself in other men’s matters. Many who will not be wrought upon by the fear of God, and the dread of hell, will avoid sins which ruin their health and estate and expose to public justice.
But those that truly fear God, have but one end to serve, therefore act steadily. If we say we have not sinned, we deceive ourselves. Every true believer is ready to say, God is merciful to me a sinner.
Forget not at the same time, that personal righteousness, walking in newness of life, is the only real evidence of an interest by faith in the righteousness of the Redeemer.
Wisdom teaches us not to be quick in resenting affronts. Be not desirous to know what people say; if they speak well of thee, it will feed thy pride, if ill, it will stir up thy passion.
See that thou approve thyself to God and thine own conscience, and then heed not what men say of thee; it is easier to pass by twenty affronts than to avenge one. When any harm is done to us, examine whether we have not done as bad to others.
A man often has all he needs for outward enjoyment; yet the Lord leaves him so to covetousness or evil dispositions, that he makes no good or comfortable use of what he has.
A numerous family was a matter of fond desire and of high honour among the Hebrews; and long life is the desire of mankind in general.
A little will serve to sustain us comfortably, and a great deal can do no more. The desires of the soul find nothing in the wealth of the world to give satisfaction.
The poor man has comfort as well as the richest and is under no real disadvantage. We cannot say, Better is the sight of the eyes than the resting of the soul in God; for it is better to live by faith in things to come, than to live by sense, which dwells only upon present things. Our lot is appointed. We have what pleases God and let that please us.
The greatest possessions and honours cannot set us above the common events of human life. Seeing that the things men pursue on earth increase vanities, what is a man the better for his worldly devices?
Our life upon earth is to be reckoned by days. It is fleeting and uncertain, and with little in it to be fond of, or to be depended on.
Let us return to God, trust in his mercy through Yeshua (Jesus Christ), and submit to his will. Then soon shall we glide through this vexatious world, and find ourselves in that place, where there is fulness of joy and pleasures forevermore in the presence of God and His Son Yeshua.
Lord hear our prayer as we kneel before your throne. We thank you, Father,, for all which you have bestowed upon us, patience, wisdom, perseverance, determination. Most of all Father we thank you for taking us through tribulations which have drawn us closer to you. Thank you, Lord, for showing us our weaknesses and filling us with understanding which elevates us through all your trials and tribulations. Thank you, Father, for teaching us to be joyous in all things, through your wisdom and patience. This we pray in Yeshua’s name Amen and Amen.
Remember these articles are messages of a humble, obedient Servant called to be a Watchman sounding the Trumpet to make the flock aware.
God’s blessings to those who hear the Trumpet. And know true messengers cannot be delegated they must have the spirit of God in them as Peter did when, with eyes full of heavenly light and heart glowing with sacred fire, declared Yeshua, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God!”
May God bring blessings to all who walk in the name of Yeshua as Adopted children. “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord; (For we walk by faith, not by sight).”We are confident, I say, and willing rather be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” (2Corinthians 5:6-8)