1 My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you,2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding,4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures;5 Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.6 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;8 He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.10 When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,11 Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you,
If…Then…When are three short words that are so powerful. We see the word if three times in these verses. If we receive His Words, if we cry out for discernment, and if seek as we do for treasure we will be on our journey to understanding. Understanding God’s Word is the key to life. Answers to problems, direction when we are lost and power when we are weak are all areas God wants to give us understanding.
If we get the three if’s right then we go to the two then’s. Then we will understand fear of the Lord and understand His true love and direction. God is there for all who seek His love and direction in life. The wisdom is stored up for us and truly is a treasure. The Bible is truly the best map for life’s long journey filled with the treasure of His wisdom.
If and then lead to one when and that is wisdom entering our hearts. When we have His wisdom His Word states it is pleasant and preserving. God wants you to spend time with Him in prayer and in His Word. You will truly see all He has for you and His love that is there for you.
Thank You Father for Your loving Word and all that You show us. Amen.