Good morning TBC,
Please pray for Tim's daughter, Shelley as she under goes liver surgery today, pray for God's peace on Bro. Tim and Elaine also.
We will be privileged to have Bro Shawn Stoval, of the Gideons International with us this coming Sunday morning. An offering will be received for the Gideon Ministry
Sister Michelle, missionary to Haiti, request continual prayer for their deteriorating spiritual and governmental conditions. Michelle is having to spend most of the time almost like a prisoner in her own home, under lock down due to the violence and unrest.
Remember Thanksgiving Dinner after service Sunday.
Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
In our Scripture today, Solomon makes two simple but very important statements:
1. God is the source and giver of Wisdom.
2. Knowledge and understanding comes from the mouth of God.
I think it is important we understand that Solomon made these statements to his son. Why you may ask, because Solomon's son had seen kings and queens and ambassadors come from all over the known world, to give gifts and honor to Solomon, his father, and to witness his wisdom for themselves. Solomon was the wisest ruler any one had ever known.
When the Queen of the south came to sit before Solomon and hear his words and see the glory of his kingdom and how he conducted himself, she was totally taken with what she witnessed.
In 1Kings 10:6,7, she says, concerning all she saw and heard,
6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard.
How grand and wonderful Solomon must have been in the eyes of his son, but Solomon knew that the source of his wisdom was not in his intellect, but from GOD himself. Therefore Solomon, in his great wisdom was pointing his son away from himself and to the real Source of wisdom, GOD, which would also be available to his son for the seeking.
When God trusts us with His wisdom, knowledge and understanding, let's make sure we point those who are listening, watching and following, to the very source of wisdom and understanding, Jesus Christ.
24. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. 30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
If given the chance to show forth your wisdom today, make sure they see your Source, Jesus. Give them wisdom, give them Jesus.
Matt. 12:42b ...she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
God bless you today with His Wisdom, Grace and Peace, to share with others.
Love you all