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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Hungering after Wisdom and Understanding!

Meditation on Proverbs 2:1-6 “1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with
thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou 
criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and 
searchest for her as for hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the 
knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and 
understanding.”

O precious Father in Heaven, How precious are Your words and Your commandments. They are very pure,
and are more necessary for us than our daily bread. But we confess, O Father, that we do not hunger 
and thirst after them the way we should. We do not pant after them as the deer pants after the waterbrooks.

We desperately need to be taught of You, O Father, for we naturally incline our ears to the folly of the world
and do not seek the understanding of wisdom Teach us to cry after knowledge; to lift up our voices for 
understanding. That we might cry out from the depths of our souls, “Teach us wisdom, O Father. Open our 
ears to understanding. Give us teachable hearts and minds that we might humble ourselves before Thee, O 
God.”

Oh, that we may be as greedy for wisdom and knowledge as the carnal man is for silver and gold. Men sail 
the seas, explore the mountains seeking for silver and gold that they may be counted great in the earth, but 
Your children are often indifferent to the treasures that are to be found only in Your words.

Ah, that You would teach us the fear of the Lord and the knowledge of God, for this is eternal life, as said 
Your Only Begotten Son. Only from Your mouth comes knowledge and understanding. We do not live by 
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

How ignorant and destitute are so many of those who name Your Name, for they do not hear Your word 
nor are taught by Your Spirit. Send forth Your Spirit, O Lord, and renew Your church in wisdom and 
knowledge, lest the curse smite the earth and all that is therein.

In the Name of Our Redeemer, Jesus of Nazareth.  Amen.
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