Good morning and welcome to WordAlive. This is your host Evangelist Theresa Scott and today is Sunday, October 13, 2013.
It is 6:05 a.m. and we’d like to say “thank you for joining us this morning for 31 days of prayer”. We’ll be praying for the month of October every morning at 6:00 a.m. We ask that you will join us and if the LORD leads you to pray, call in area code 1-347-237-5533 and press the #1 and we will get you on the air. Amen. Glory to GOD. Like to say good morning to my husband Bishop Gerald Scott who joins me every morning for this prayer session and we thank GOD for that. This morning we will be turning our attention to Proverbs 14:12 which tells us “There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.” We want to make sure today that we are following the right way of the LORD. We want to make sure that we follow the word of the LORD. And you know, Proverbs is a very good book of the Bible to begin to read because it is a book of instruction and it is a book of wisdom. It’s a very good book and we thank GOD for giving us this. If we would really take the time to sit down and read and to meditate on the book of Proverbs, some of the things that we do, we wouldn’t do because we would have wisdom from GOD, straight from GOD. Wisdom straight from GOD.
Proverbs says in chapter 14:33 “Wisdom rests in the heart of him who has understanding, But what is in the heart of fools is made known.”
We don’t want to be fools today. We want to be those people of wisdom and understanding. Proverbs 4:7 also tells us “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” We want to make sure that we get an understanding of the Word of GOD. We want to make sure that we have wisdom. We want to make sure that we don’t be on the path that SEEMS right, but we want to make sure that we are on the RIGHT PATH, not on the path that seems right, but on the right path. And that’s what we want to do is to make sure we are on the right path. AMEN? So this morning we invite you to get your Bible and we are going to Read Proverbs chapter 4. It is great to pray. The Bible tells us to pray without ceasing but we want to read Proverbs chapter 4 from the New King James Bible:
Hear, my children, the instruction of a father,
And give attention to know understanding;
2 For I give you good doctrine:
Do not forsake my law.
3 When I was my father’s son,
Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,
4 He also taught me, and said to me:
“Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live.
5 Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”
10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings,
And the years of your life will be many.
11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom;
I have led you in right paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,
And when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go;
Keep her, for she is your life.
14 Do not enter the path of the wicked,
And do not walk in the way of evil.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
Turn away from it and pass on.
16 For they do not sleep unless they have done evil;
And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedness,
And drink the wine of violence.
18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun,[a]
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
19 The way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know what makes them stumble.
20 My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
21 Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;
22 For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
And put perverse lips far from you.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead,
And your eyelids look right before you.
26 Ponder the path of your feet,
And let all your ways be established.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
Remove your foot from evil.
Remove your foot from evil. AMEN
This was Proverbs chapter 4, the entire chapter. We admonish you to go back and study on this word and meditate on this word and let this word be applied to your life on this day, October 13, 2013. AMEN. Our Key Scripture can be found in Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” I know this is repeated in this same chapter and if it’s not in this chapter, I know it’s in another chapter. (Proverbs 16:25)
Let’s ask GOD for wisdom this morning. Let’s ask GOD to help us this morning to be led by His Holy Spirit.
In verse #9 in Proverbs chapter 14, it says fools mock at sin. “Fools mock at sin, but among the upright there is favor.” And then verse 12, and I keep going back to that, it says, “There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.”
We don’t want to do anything that is going to lead us to death, spiritually or naturally. Spiritual death is being separated from GOD, being separated from His Spirit, AMEN? Being separated from HIM. We don’t want to be separated from GOD. We don’t want to be separated at all and we want to ask GOD today that He will keep us today in wisdom; that we will love His wisdom; that we will obey the Wisdom that He gives us as we find it in the entire book of the Bible but most especially as we find it in the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs 14:16 says “A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.”
This scripture talks about fools, fools, fools. This is what people that don’t abide by wisdom, this is what they do. So I would advise you, if you have a problem with anger, lust, disobedience, read the book of Proverbs. Don’t just read it, but meditate on it. Ask the Lord to help you today to meditate on the book of Proverbs. Meditate on it and learn from it because there’s a lot of things that we can learn from studying the Word of GOD. It’s a wealth of knowledge. It’s something that can help us. Something that can keep us as we go along the day. So we thank GOD this morning for HIS Word for wisdom.
The Bible tells us that “broad is the way that leadeth to destruction”. But God wants us to be on the narrow path today. Not many that find it.