Sunday, May 25, 2008

Scripture Challenge {Week 21}

Week 21 Challenge Word: Wisdom

The Hebrew word for wisdom is “hokmah’ which is translated “skill for living.” Wisdom is applying what you know. Apply God’s truths to the way you live. Rosemary Jensen, former executive director of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) wrote “Wisdom comes when we examine the experiences God gives us and discern what we have or should have learned from them. Nothing that has happened to us should be wasted.” We gain wisdom by reading God’s Word, understanding it, and applying it. We must know His Word for ourselves and know why we believe what we believe and be able to personally grasp it for ourselves.

The book of Proverbs has many verses on wisdom and living an obedient life to God. We can read it, listen to what His word says, and grow in wisdom. The introduction to Proverbs in my Bible says “Solomon spoke ‘three thousand proverbs’ (1 Kings 4:32), many of which are collected in this book. These wise sayings describe patterns to operate in everyday life, offering us advice on how to conduct ourselves in various situations. Solomon’s fundamental instruction is to fear and trust the Lord. As you read this book, remember that God has something to say about every aspect of your life; seek His wisdom in the decisions you must make each day.” Wow, such great advice. And you can always ask God to give you His wisdom in every situation in your life every single day!

I had to whip up my card quickly today. But the good news is I was able to use up a bunch of scraps. That's always a bonus! Anyway, again I had so many favorite verses but the one I chose to put on my card was:

Proverbs 2:6 "For the Lord gives wisdom and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding."
I can't wait to see what you do with our word this week. And be sure to join us for discussions at Create My Keepsake, The Scrapping Spot, Scrapjazz, and Faith Sisters. Have a great week, and be sure to seek Him daily for His wisdom and apply it!


Stephanie said...

Your "whipped it up in a hurry with a few scraps" looks so much better than my worked on it for hours! Love your colors. We need this word this week. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I agree! Your "whipped" up card is so gorgeous! :) Love this word to study as all the other words we have studied. :) I am hoping to make a few cards. I am still behind but am so enjoying each Sunday when I read your Scripture challenges. Thanks Patter!

Ally0005 said...

I wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I also look forward to your scripture challenge post. I love to see what the challenge word will be and also your lovely card. I hope once DH has gets a job I can start on the scripture challenge.

inara said...

thanks for the great challenge idea, and your projects are gorgeous!!!

Beate said...

Your things are beautiful!!
Have a nice week!

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