“Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.” (23:12)
I love this book. Carly and I were agreeing about this yesterday. It feels good. Our world is full of relative truth, slack discipline and a lot of foolish words. Reading the Bible is like eating a hearty breakfast. Eat up these nutritious truths to fuel your day!
We need His wisdom, we need to be ever growing in knowledge and understanding. The Apostle Paul prayed this for us.
“For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.” (Colossians 1:9-12)
Besides the Bible and, wise friends who have read the Bible/are filled with the Holy Spirit, you’re not going to find many other sources of wisdom and absolute truth.
So let’s carry on! There will be times when you’re tired or busy or unmotivated to read your Bible, but keep fighting! Like we always say: it is central to our sanity. We want to be like the wise person in Proverbs, not the sluggard or fool. It’s way to easy to be that guy, and things never really work out for him.