Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Treasure of Common Sense

Proverbs 2:7 -- "He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity."

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I don't know about you, but in our house the constantly fluxuating levels of common sense is a running joke. To be honest, common sense isn't really that common at all. Solomon calls common sense a treasure. With that description, common sense is not about commonality, but a reward given to those who are honest.

Common sense is tied directly to wisdom. Wisdom means you know the right way and you go that way. We are granted the treasure of wisdom when we choose to follow God. When we are honest with God and repent when we falter He grants us victory. God does not reward those who drift through life and use their resources irresponsibly. Only when we follow the right path, God's way, will we find victory.

To those who have an honest and repentive heart, God acts as a shield to help keep us from pride and greed. As long as we walk with integrity and stay faithful to our purpose in God's will, He will protect us from others and from ourselves.

Dear Lord,
Help me to stay faithful to Your purpose and shield me from harm from others and myself. Help me to gain wisdom and receive the treasure of common sense.

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