“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” Proverbs 1:7 NIV
"If only I might go back and have a word with my younger self..." Who hasn’t thought this before? If your experience has been like most, you grew up and began to develop life skills quite quickly. People who loved us constantly smiled and laughed along with us. They urged us on to some new self-discovery each day.
The child development years were filled with fun and surprise. But as we gained confidence we began to explore things on our own. We may have learned to walk and talk long before having any idea the childlike dangers in the next room, just around the corner.
Sometime in life, through pain and mistakes, we discovered what to touch and what to leave alone. It was the process grownups describe as wisdom. The Bible makes it clear that our wisdom training is insufficient until we’ve learned to respect, honor, and fear God who brought us into this world.
If your learning curve has never helped you, or allowed you to consider God as your ultimate source of wisdom, our summer series from Proverbs in the Bible may open new doors of understanding for you.
This weekend we’ll share part two from this look at Proverbs; finding Wisdom Words that are practical life principles everyone can follow. To be a Wise Guy in a God-kind-of-way requires a few practical, doable steps to practice and repeat. This week we are going to learn that picking your friends can be one of the most important decisions we’ll ever make.
Aside from parents, friends usually have the greatest influence in our life. The Bible has a lot of advice for being a picky picker when it comes to friends. I hope you are able to join in this weekend for one of our services. We’re in this together as we often express. We are aware how small our margins of time might be. That is why we have two times for you each week to pick from. Journey Saturday at 6pm and again Sunday morning and 10:30am.
Another alternative each week if you are out of town or just not available to be present in our service is our Sunday live stream on Facebook. We have discovered a lot of people are able to engage with us from all over the place in the world.
Join in and connect with Journey worship weekend. Invite and bring a guest to a place where everyone could feel welcome. God is for everybody. Not everybody knows. We have to tell everybody.
Wisdom Words = God is good!