Proverbs 8:32-36 (NKJV) 32 “Now therefore, listen to me, my children, For blessed are those who keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction and be wise, And do not disdain it. 34 Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord; 36 But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death.”
Wisdom comes from the LORD. For we are not to glory in ourselves, rather we are to give glory to God. For we are “… in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30 NKJV). Wisdom is Christ, and there must be a love for Him. The eternal issue is in man’s response to Christ’s call. There is a blessing for those who hear His call, and listen to His instructions, and walk with Him daily. A promise of happiness is given to those who accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and live their lives for Christ in expectation of His return. Those who keep faithful vigil watch for Christ’s return, and walk with God will not be ashamed at Christ’s return. For whoever finds Christ finds life. If you have Christ, my friend, then you have life. This is the promise our Lord Jesus Christ made when He said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24 NKJV). But for those who are without Christ sins against God and wrongs his own soul. For the LORD has said, “All those who hate Me love death.” My friend, if you hate Christ, if you deny His deity, if you reject Him, then my friend you love death. For Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6 NKJV). If you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, then you have eternal life. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). But if you reject Him, then you condemn your self to death. My friend, I implore you, choose Christ and live.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.