Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Four Keys of Wisdom Part 1

Proverbs 30:24-28

“There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceedingly wise: The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer; The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks; The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces.”

Over the next four weeks I would like to study the “Four Attributes of Wisdom.” Within this scripture Solomon gives instruction through watching four creatures in their natural habitat.

Solomon said, “A wise person will seek to have the qualities that these four creatures have and if you obtain them then you will have wisdom” I can only imagine Solomon watching these four creatures evangelize to him in their natural setting. The spiders story is giving us an example of strength, persistence, and determination. I recall living in Wendell and the beautiful deck we had behind the house. Over the summer a rather large spider with beautiful outstretched legs and vibrant colors made home there. Her first attempt was over the doorway catching me by surprise as I flailed and kicked my way to safety. The next time, she set up camp around the corners of the deck. Every time her web was destroyed she would continually rebuild her home. The spider Solomon observed professed her will of determination and perseverance. The message of the spider is, “She takes hold with her hands and she will not be moved, she will not quite, and she will do whatever it takes to stay in the king's palace.”

Today we are living in a time where life can devastate you, leaving you with the option to flee from adversity, succumb to temptation, and feel further from the kingdom of God. However we need to learn from the spider how to rebuild even while being pulled apart.

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