A word a day on my way,

blessed be the Lord I only can say.

Prosperity and health belongs to me,

I am able to give and receive.

Eternal life is my final destiny,

Christ was born he gave himself for me.

To know wisdom and instruction – to discern and understand.

Proverbs has 31 Chapter – one for each day in a month.

The book gives advise on how to conduct our life on earth and is therefor a most interesting book.  It was written by king Salomon and Hezekiah.

Some Proverbs may have been copied from Josef time in Egypt.

Chapter 1 to chapter 9 speaks about wisdom.

Chapter 8 verse 22: Jesus Christ was Wisdom before he came to earth and his name was the Word. The Lord possessed me at he beginning, before his works of old.

See John chapter 1: In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and apart from him, came nothing into being.

Verse 14: The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.

The Apostles fully understood this. On earth the Word became:

God is our salvation. In eternity Jesus Christ will write his new name on us.

See the book of Revelation chapter 3 verses 12. 

Jesus had the Holy Spirit to carry out his work. The Holy Spirit is the spirit of Christ and part of the Godhead. He told his disciples, that he had to live them, so that he could send the Holy Spirit, which did happen on Pentecost.

John chapter 3 verse 5: Unless one is born of water and of spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

Verse 16: For God so loved the world, that he sent his only begotten son and whoever believes in him, shall not perish but have eternal life.

There are 2 kind of spirit in the world.

It is impossible not to choose, for if we neglect the true and only God willfully, we have already chosen and are subject to an ungodly spirit.

Believer needs the Spirit of Christ to understand heavenly things, and we need the word to renew our mind to be conformed to the image of Christ. 

John chapter 4 verse 23: Worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for such people the Father seeks to be his worshippers.

The easiest way to understand the Godhead is to imaging 3 individual persons living in the same house, or 3 fingers on one hand who works separately and together.

Jesus Christ came to forgive to renew and restore fallen humanity by giving us the Holy Spirit – his Spirit in our inward parts. If we ignore this gift, an ungodly spirit will eventually take over, and it does not ask us permission, God let it happen.

The greatest sin is not to accept the Spirit of Christ if we have heard about it. God deal differently with those who have not heard about it. All this is confirmed in the scripture. 

It is a serious choice. 

Chapter 9 verse 1: Wisdom has build her house; she has hewn out her 7 pillars.

She has prepared her food and she has mixed her wine.

She has also set her table, and she has sent out her maidens to call.

Verse 5: Come eat my food and drink of the wine I have mixed,

refers to the cross. Jesus Christ has given the invitation

The 7 pillars is the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Christ.

Revelation chapter 1 verse 4: Grace to you and peace from him who was who is and is to come and from the 7 Spirits who are before his throne.

1 Corinthians chapter 1 verse 30: You are in Christ Jesus who became wisdom to us. Wisdom from God and righteousness and sanctification and redemption.

As the Godhead is 3 in one, so we are destined to be one in Christ.

No other religion has a God who by love offered himself to save man.

No other religion has such a stable prove of the truth.

We are saved only by grace because all have sinned.

The law in the Old Testament had to be given as a foundation because of our sinful nature, so that we realize that we are sinners.

A New Testament or a new covenant was given, because of the Cross.

Only a guiltless offering could remove our sinful nature for all eternity.

Forgiveness by grace was established for all time from the beginning to the end for all mankind – as a free choice and a gift from above.

7 fold Spirit of Wisdom is the Spirit of the Lord.

The Greek word for wisdom is Sofia – which means wisdom of the spirit world.

The essence of wisdom causes knowledge and life to come fort.

There are many types of wisdom:

Like being skillful – being a diplomat – having excellence control of the body.

Analogical ability – being an intellectual and many more.

Pearls of truth.

The chapters also include warnings about what not to do.

In order to feel the benefit of blessings, most warnings are left out for the readers to read for themselves.

To God belongs all honour – meaning to act by faith in God with a thankful heart.

Proverbs chapter 2 verse 3 -12. –  Spirit of Wisdom.

For if you cry for discernment and lift your voice for understanding.

If you seek her as silver and search for her as hidden treasures, then you will discern the fear of the Lord and discover the knowledge of God, for the Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

He store up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity and guarding the path of justice. He preserves the way of his godly ones. You will then discern righteousness and justice and equity and every good course. For wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will guard you, understanding will watch over you, to deliver you from the way of evil.

The Holy Spirit comes into our life when we cry out for him.  King Salomon in

1 king chapter 3 prayed and asked for a understanding heart to judge among the people of Israel, admitting he did not know how to come in and go out.

He considered himself as a child.

God was very pleased about his request to understand discernment and justice.

Verse 12: I have done according to your words. No one shall be like you before and after. On top of that God also blessed him with riches and honor, which Salomon did not ask for.  

Proverbs chapter 3: – Spirit of Understanding.

Spirit of understanding is progressive with practical affect on the mind.

Verse 5: Trust in the Lord with all your heart

and do not lean to your own understanding

 Verse 13: How blessed is the man who finds wisdom

and who gains understanding.

Verse 15: She is more precious than jewels

and nothing you desire compares with her

Proverbs chapter 4 – Spirit of Counsel is a spirit of direction.

Counsel comes from listening to our heart.

Verse 1: Hear the instruction of a Father

and give attention to my words that you may gain understanding.

Verse 11: Wisdom has directed you and led you in upright paths.

Verse 26: Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established.

Proverbs chapter 5: Spirit of Might.

Mighty Works is Power and it is the opposite of sin.

The secret is not to be distracted of sin, but to be disciplined with endurance.

Verse 1 + 2: Give attention to wisdom, understanding,

knowledge and observe discretion. 

Verse 21: For the ways of man is before the eyes of the Lord,

and he watches all his paths.

Revelation chapter 2 verse 26: To him who overcomes and who keep my deeds until the end, to him I will give autority over the nations.

Chapter 6: Spirit of Knowledge

develops when constantly keeping the commandments of God.

Verse 1 to 5: Deliver yourself from evil if you have done wrong.

Verse 6 to 11: learn from the ants.

Verse 23: The commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light. 

Chapter 7: Spirit of Fear of the Lord.

If we fully believe, we will fear the Lord and we will avoid all evil.

Verse 26 says about the harlot: For many are the victims she has cast down

and numerous are all her slain.

Verse 27: Her house is the way to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death.

Chapter 8: The Spirit of the Lord – is the 7 fold Spirit of Wisdom.

Verse 4: To you o men I call – my voice is to the sons of men.

Verse 6: listen for I will speak noble things, and my lips will reveal right things.

Verse 11: Wisdom is better than jewels

all desirable things cannot compare with her.

Proverbs chapter 8 – verse 14 to 23: Wisdom is Might – Wealth and Power.

Counsel is mine and sound wisdom. I am understanding and power is mine.

Kings and princes reign, and rulers degree justice, by me.

I love those who love me.

Those who diligently seek me will find me. Riches and honour are with me and enduring wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than gold, even pure gold,

and my yield better than choicest silver. I walk in the way of righteousness in the midst in the path of justice to endow those who love me with wealth, that I may fill their treasuries.

The Lord possessed me at he beginning of his way before his work of old.

From everlasting I was established from the earliest time of the earth.

Proverbs chapter 8 verse 27 to 31:  Wisdom in creation.

When he established the heavens I was there. When he inscribed a circle on the face of the deep, I was there. When he made firm the skies above. When the springs of the deep became fixed. When he set fort boundaries of the deep so that the water could not transgress his command. When he marked out the foundation of the earth, having delight in the sons of men.

Verse 35: He who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord.

Chapter 9: Wisdoms invitation.

Verse 1 to 6: Wisdom is very much a free choice between good and evil. It is to be compared to the tree of life – the tree of good and evil in the garden of Eden.

Verse 10: By me, your days will be multiplied and years will be added to you.

 Fruit of the Spirit.

Chapter 10. Love suffers long.

Verse 12:  Love covers all transgressions.

Chapter 11. Love is kind.

Galatians chapter 5 verse 14: You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

Verse 2: With the humble is wisdom.

Verse 13: He who is trustworthy conceals a matter.

Verse 20: Counsellors of peace have joy

Chapter 12: Love does not envy.

Verse 16: A prudent man conceals dishonour.

Verse 18: The tongue of the wise brings healing.

Verse 19: Truthful lips will be established forever.

Chapter 13: Love does not parade itself.

Verse 5: A righteous man hates falsehood.

Verse 15: Good understanding produces favour.

Verse 18: He who regards reproof will be honoured.

Chapter 14: Love is not puffed up.

Verse 3: The lips of the wise will protect them.

Verse 8: Wisdom to the sensible is to understand his ways.

Verse 29: He who is slow to anger has great confidence.

Chapter 15: Love is not cruel.

Verse 4: A soothing tongue is a tree of life, but perversion in it crushes the spirit. 

Verse 26: Evil plans are an abomination to the Lord, but pleasant words are pure.

Verse: 29: The Lord is far from the wicked,

but he hears the prayer of the righteous.

Chapter 16: Love does not seek its own.

Verse 6: By loving kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for.

Verse 7: When a mans way is pleasing to the Lord,

he makes even his enemy to be at peace with him.

Verse 20: He who gives attention to the word will find good,

and blessed is he who trust in the Lord.

Chapter 17: Love is not easily provoked.

Verse 9: He who conceals a transgression seeks love,

but he who repeats a matter separates intimate friends.

Verse 20: He who has a crooked mind finds no good,

and he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.

Verse 22: A joyful heart is a good medicine,

but a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Chapter 18: Love thinks no evil.

Verse 2: A fool does not delight in understanding

but only in revealing his own mind.

Verse 4: The words of a mans mouths are as deep waters,

the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

Verse 21: Death and life is in the power of the tongue,

and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Chapter 19: Love rejoices not of evil

Verse 11: A mans discretion makes him slow to anger,

and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.

Verse 23: The fear of the Lord leads to life,

so that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Verse 28: A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice,

and the mouth of the wicked spreads uniquity.

Chapter 20 to chapter 31 – the church of Jesus Christ.

Chapter 20 – verse 27: The spirit of man is a lamp unto the Lord,

searching the innermost part of his being.

Chapter 21 – verse 20: There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise.

Chapter 22 – verse 4: The reward of humility and fear of the Lord are riches honour and life.

Chapter 23 – verse 18: Surely there is a future and your hope will not be cut of.

Chapter 24 – verse 16: A righteous man falls 7 times and rises again.

Chapter 25 – verse 2: Itis a glory of God to conceal a matter,

and glory of kings to such it out.

Chapter 26 – verse 5: Answer a fool as his folly deserves,

that he be not wise in his own eyes.

 Chapter 27 – verse 17: Iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another.

Chapter 28 – verse 13: He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper but he who confesses and forsake them will find compassion. 

Chapter 29 – verse 25: The fear of man brings a snare,

but he who trust in the Lord will be exalted.

Chapter 30 – verse 5 and 6: Every word of God is tested. He is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Do not add to his word, or he will reprove you and you will be found a liar.

Chapter 31 – verse 10 to 31: Description of a worthy woman, the bride of Christ.

Verse 10: An excellent wife who can find, her worth is far above jewels.

Verse 25: Strength and dignity is her clothing, and she smiles at the future.

Verse 26: She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household.

 We are being transformed to the image of Christ.

From glory to glory until we him are like.

We shall reign with him troughout eternity,

rejoice for what we are destined to be.