Pr. 2:7: “He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly”
For the upright, the Lord has sound wisdom stored up. Isn’t that reassuring? Wisdom is stored up and ready for us to tap into it. Ps. 94:12 tells us that, “Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, that you may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wicked.” If we are instructed by the Lord, and not the world, we will have rest from the days of adversity, and not be in the pit of the wicked.
And when we walk in the Lord’s wisdom, honor, and holiness, not only will we stay out of the pit, but He will be a shield to us. Ps. 84:11 says, “For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” 1 Sam. 2:9 tells us, “He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness.” He instructs us, is a shield to us, and guards our feet. He will give grace and glory.
If we choose to walk with the Lord, to learn from Him, and to honor Him with our lives, He will keep us from the pit of darkness. His wisdom will guide our thoughts, actions, and choices. We will make choices that bring Him honor and glory and those choices will give us rest. His protection will keep us safe from the consequences of wicked choices.
Receive instruction from the Lord through His Word. Allow the Lord to be the One who teaches and instructs you. That’s what I am desiring to do. If I am instructed out of His law I will be blessed. For the answers to my questions and the directions for my life, I will seek out the instructions of the Lord. He is the One who will guard our feet, direct our paths, shield us, give us grace and glory, withhold no good thing from us, give to us out of the abundance of the wisdom He has stored up for us, and give us rest.
From what other source would we truly desire to receive knowledge? No other source can offer us those things, and eternal life. The Lord loves us and cares for us. He created us with a future in mind. He will help us along the path. He will hold us up, protect us, and guide us. Let’s make the decision to turn to Him for the answers we need. His wisdom is better than any book or expert on this earth.