February 8, 2019

President Trump has given us reasons why we need a border wall. The opposing side has given us reasons why we don’t. Who will we believe? It seems to me that Trump has the best interests of American at heart. He isn’t against people coming into our country he just wants them to come in the right way. I don’t see the other side as having the best interests of America at heart. I don’t see where letting just anybody into our country will bring about life to this country. Letting just anybody in can only lead to harm.

In Proverbs 7 folly calls out and gives reasons why her voice should be followed. In Proverbs 8 wisdom calls out and gives reasons why here voice should be followed. It seems to me that following the voice of folly will only lead to the grave because her voice is all about us satisfying our selfish lusts. Following wisdom on the other hand will lead to life because it is not at all about me following my selfish desires but it is about following the desires of a life giving God. I believe this is how we discern what voice to follow. Does the end result lead to life or does it lead to harm or death.

Listen as wisdom states her case.

Proverbs 8:7–9 (NLT) — 7 for I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception. 8 My advice is wholesome. There is nothing devious or crooked in it. 9 My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge.

Wow someone who speaks the truth, no deception, no trickery, and using plain language that all can understand! Our leaders have gotten so used to lying and deceiving that we have to have special hearings to try to come to the truth.

Proverbs 8:10–11 (NLT) — 10 Choose my instruction rather than silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. 11 For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it.

Yea an appeal to my integrity instead of my selfish desires. No false promises here.

Proverbs 8:13 (NLT) — 13 All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech.

I’m all for someone who hates evil and fears the Lord, you? O to have leaders that were into humility, honesty and gracious tongues.

Proverbs 8:17 (NLT) — 17 “I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.

I’ll follow someone who loves me just for me and not what they can get from me.

Proverbs 8:20 (NLT) — 20 I walk in righteousness, in paths of justice.

I’m all for justice.

Proverbs 8:22–30 (NLT) — 22 “The Lord formed me from the beginning, before he created anything else. 23 I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began. 24 I was born before the oceans were created, before the springs bubbled forth their waters. 25 Before the mountains were formed, before the hills, I was born— 26 before he had made the earth and fields and the first handfuls of soil. 27 I was there when he established the heavens, when he drew the horizon on the oceans. 28 I was there when he set the clouds above, when he established springs deep in the earth. 29 I was there when he set the limits of the seas, so they would not spread beyond their boundaries. And when he marked off the earth’s foundations, 30 I was the architect at his side. I was his constant delight, rejoicing always in his presence.

Now that is an impressive resume. I’m sold. You’re hired.

Proverbs 8:31 (NLT) — 31 And how happy I was with the world he created; how I rejoiced with the human family!

Yes, you’re pro-life! And you are for the family like God created it. I’m in.

Proverbs 8:35–36 (NLT) — 35 For whoever finds me finds life and receives favor from the Lord. 36 But those who miss me injure themselves. All who hate me love death.”

Go back and read chapter 7. Okay so now we have a choice, wisdom or folly, life or death.

Be Inspired Hilltop!