In the day of prosperity, 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.
OPENING COMMENT by Robert
The Holy Spirit lead me to Matthew Henry’s commentary on Ecclesiastes 7:14. 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 that ruin their health and estate and expose them 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 Redeemer’s righteousness.
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. Be joyful, but in the day of adversity, consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
Father as you have us in your presence and hold us in your hands we ask for your gentleness to be upon us that we may know how it feels and are able to share it. Receive our devotion and submission to your will as dedicated servants humbly bowing before your throne, Shape and mould us into the disciples you desire Father. Fill us with your wisdom that we might hold no fear or doubt as we go forward sharing your light, living water, love, compassion, and healings as your “Modern Day Disciples. This we pray in your name Yeshua Amen and Amen.
Remember these articles are from a humble obedient servant doing Yeshua’s bidding as He reveals His warnings. I pray our Lord Yeshua blesses each and everyone along with your families. Go in peace.
Genesis 12:3 “And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”