Wednesday, 4 September 2019

PLEASING THE FATHER

Wisdom Perspectives


Proverbs 29:3 (KJV)
Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father:
but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

“...but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance “ Keeping company with harlots suggest hanging around with destroyers of your destiny. These are worthless people who waste your precious time and resources.

There are many destiny or vision destroyers out there. It does not matter how great a vision you have like the prodigal son, or how highly anointed you are like Samson, as long as you hang around worthless people you will not get any farther than ruin and destruction of purpose.

The prodigal son demanded his way against his father’s will and so did Samson in attaching himself to a harlot. The prodigal son had riches but he hanged around with destiny destroyers and ruined his life.

Luk 15:13  And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

Luk 15:14  And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.
Luk 15:15  And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

Luk 15:16  And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

Samson was a highly anointed young man but was rebellious against his parents. He could not listen to their advice and he eventually lost his sight and died miserably. Indeed, initially, it was God’s will and strategy that Samson should marry a Philistine woman (Judges 14:1-4) but it was not God’s will and strategy that Samson should hang around with Delilah the prostitute.

Judges 16:4
And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.

Delilah became the undoing of Samson. Parallels of learning can be drawn here that as long as you hang out with morally corrupt people, you are sure to be corrupted as well. The old maxim has it that BAD COMPANY CORRUPTS GOOD MANNERS.

“Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father:.........”   Every father has pleasure in the wise decisions of his son. The son’s wisdom assures the father of the future of his son. The first foolish step any son can take is to despise the wisdom of his father. That was mistake of the prodigal son in Luke 15:11-32.

The wisdom of a son that rejoices the father is obedience. Obedience is an honour to the father’s wisdom. Jesus was said to grow up in wisdom, stature and in favour with men and God because he lived in obedience to the Word of God. The Word of God is the only source of wisdom that pleases God.

God takes pleasure in the application of His Word. Obedience is faith in action and it pleases God.

Matthew 3:15 (KJV)    

And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16  And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17  And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Jesus’ wisdom was expressed through obedience to the Father. What pleased the Father was Jesus’ obedience to the word of the Father even as the following passage of scripture further demonstrates.

Mat 4:3  And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
Mat 4:4  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

The wise choices you make in favour of the Word pleases the Father because that translates into doing the Father’s will. .

Heb 11:6  But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Diligently seeking God implies obeying God’s word with hope and expectation. That kind of FAITH pleases God.

Heb 10:38  Now THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. Heb 10:39  But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul. Heb 11:1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.


Wisdom Perspectives

PLEASING THE FATHER

Proverbs 29:3 (KJV)
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