Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Today's Devotional Scripture

Today's Verse
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
~Proverbs 4:6 NIV
Thoughts on today's verse...
One of the qualities most ascribed to Solomon is his wisdom. Solomon prays: "Give Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people and to know good and evil."1 Kings 3:9 "So God said to him, "Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked..."" (1 Kings 3:11-12)

The Bible also states that: "The whole world sought audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart." (1 Kings 10:24)

One account, known as the Judgment of Solomon, has two mothers who came before Solomon to resolve a quarrel about which was the true mother of a baby. (The other's baby died in the night and each claims the surviving child as hers.) When Solomon suggests dividing the living child in two with a sword, the true mother is revealed to him because she is willing to give up her child to the lying woman rather than have the child killed. Solomon then declares the woman who shows the compassion is the true mother, and gives the baby back to her.

Wisdom and understanding are qualities we should desire. I think along with wisdom and understanding comes discernment, which is also a desired quality. (And did you notice that wisdom is referred to with feminine pronouns?)
My prayer...
Lord God, Father of all heaven and earth - grant me wisdom, understanding and discernment. May I be slow to speak, but careful to listen. In Jesus' name I pray. ~Amen
Yours, because we're His,


  1. I have always loved and appreciated the story associated with Solomon's wisdom, both how he got it and how he used it. May God so bless us all in this way.

    May I ask that you please keep Eileen and her family in prayer today as well as my late husband's sister, Teresa, in deep prayer?

    blessings and hugs,


  2. Marcy, I sure will pray for your requests. I also have a cardiologist appt. today and I'm praying to be able to return to work.

  3. Will pray for an okay from your cardiologist. Michael goes to his every four to six months.

  4. Ooops...forgot to thank you for your prayers. Michael does amazingly well with his CHF as he recently got a promotion and works long hours and does yard work etc. etc.

    The above prayer requests are for situation problems as well as my sister-in-laws' many emotional/psychological problems.

  5. I know there are exceptions...but for the most part I think empathy is a female trait also!
    Your posts are gratifying Tamara.

  6. Tamara, I hope that your appointment goes well and that you are able to return to work. Thank you for the Scripture....and the music playing in the background of the devotional. Both are inspiring to me. Thank you so much....

  7. Very nice, post, Tamara, and I could use a bit of Solomon's wisdom today. So hard to know which way to turn sometimes.

    Thanks everyone for thinking of me and especially for keeping my situation in your prayers, as I will keep all of you in my prayers.
    With sincere appreciation,

  8. Hugz to all of you Ladies! Well, I didn't get clearance to return to work. He wants me to get an echogram (?) first, then we'll chat... I'm trusting the Lord on this... I was so ready to return to my library!


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