Proverbs 8:32-36 (NKJV) “Now therefore, listen to me, my children, For blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, And do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord; But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death.”
Christ is wisdom for us. For blessed are those who keeps His commandments. For Jesus said “If you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15 NKJV). To submit to the Holy Spirit. To walk in Christ, God the Son. To continue on with God the Father. There must be a love for Him. This is the response we should have to God. Love with all our being. Not an intellectual ascent. Not merely words that mean nothing. Love ought to be our response to God’s call for obedience. For Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” (Matthew 22:37 NKJV). There is a blessing in listening to God’s instruction and following them. For when we do things that are in accordance with God’s Word, it brings joy to our hearts. A joy that is found in Christ alone. And no one is able to steal the joy that we have. For our joy is Christ. And in Christ we have life. But those who do not have Christ are condemned. For “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18 NKJV). My friend, if you have Christ you have life and you stand in full favor with God because of what Christ did for us on the Cross. However, if you are not fully committed to Christ, then you wrong your own soul. And if you hate Christ, then you must love death. This is the choice we have today, life or death. Chose Christ my friend. Christ is wisdom for us.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.