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1 My child, listen to what I say,and treasure my commands. 2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. 3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. 4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 5 Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. 6 For the Lord grants wisdom!  From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:1-6 We live in a world where everyone believes that they are right, and people struggle to admit when they are wrong. I’ll be honest, I don’t like being wrong, and it…

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6. I read an interesting quote a few days ago, and even though I don’t know who the person was who said it originally, I felt it was something worth sharing. “If you can trust a puzzle company to make sure every piece is in the box to complete the puzzle, then why can’t you trust God that every piece of your life is there for a reason?” I remember when my…

“Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee. Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.” Job 13:20-21 Job had been suffering not only from physical pain, but from the pain of losing his children and his possessions. This prayer that he offered to God asked for two things: that the Lord would always be there for Him, and that He would take away his fear. Many people going through times of suffering and loss blame God for their troubles. They think that God has forsaken them,…