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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Search For It As Silver

Proverbs 2:1 – 5 instructs us to search for wisdom and understanding as we would explore and mine a silver mine.  Proverbs 3:14 further tells us that the profit of wisdom is much more than that silver, or for that matter fine gold.
We have to search for and cultivate those who will help us grow...  Thoughts at DTTB.
The take away is that we have to search for it.  It takes effort.  In my experience we cannot do that in isolation, alone.  We need brothers on that journey with us.  Sometimes we have to go to great lengths to search and to join in.

I have mentioned before that on Tuesdays I am in a Bible study with five other men.  We do it online.  We are into our third year.  The group has changed a bit, but the basic foundation is that with two exceptions we have known each other for more than 30 years.  There is not a lot of posing in this group.  One who misspeaks will be called immediately…

It is costly to meet this way.  We have to work across time zones and balance hectic ministry schedules.  Several of the men have said that it is the highlight of their week.  We push each other.  We challenge each other’s conclusions and understanding of the Word.  It is more precious than silver…

Do whatever it takes to get in a group like this.

1 comment:

  1. I have loved Proverbs 2 for decades now, and it has stimulated my approach to intake of the Scriptures ever since. I used to be part of the group but regretfully left it to join another of younger (in the Lord and Bible study ability) as a service to them. I still dig for that silver as if I was still meeting with the group; I'm still growing, hearing from God, rebuked and stimulated. But not like that "old" group of long-time friends who because of our relationships aren't compelled to be oblique. "Faithful are the wounds of a friend...."