"A Letter to My Son"

So God picked up His golden pen one day, and decided to write to His sons and daughters.

And so He told us to search for wisdom. He told us to beware of things to come, to beware of deceit for it shall come. He told us to flee from those who convince us to go against His word. He told us that the way to start getting wisdom and knowledge is to actually "fear God" FIRST, for when we do that it would be impossible for us to sin.

And this was the letter God wrote to us, found in the book of Proverbs chapter 1 (7-23)

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

My son,
hear the instruction of your Father,
and do not forsake the law of your mother
For they will be a graceful ornament on your head,
and chains about your neck

My son,
if sinners entice you, do not consent.
If they say, "Come with us,
let us lie in wait to shed blood;
let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause;
let us swallow them alive like sheol,
and whole, like those who go down to the pit;
we shall find all kinds of possessions,
we shall fill our houses with spoil"

If they say,
"Cast your lots among us,
let us all have one purse"-
My son do not walk in the way with them,
keep your foot from their path;
for their feet run to evil,
and they make haste to shed blood,
surely in vain the net is spread
in the sight of any bird;
but they lie in wait for their own blood
they lurk secretly for their own lives,
So are the ways of everyone who is greedy for gain;
it takes away the life of its owners.

Wisdom calls aloud outside;
she raises her voice in the open squares.
she cries out in the chief concourses,
at the openings of the gates in the city
she speaks her words;
"How long you simple ones,
will you love simplicity?
For scorners delight in their scorning
and fools hate knowledge.
Turn at My rebuke;
surely I will pour out My spirit on you;
I will make My word known to you."

But the turning away of the simple will slay them
and the complacency of fools will destroy them;
but whoever listens to Me will dwell safely
and will be SECURE, without fear of evil

***What does this letter mean to you?***


DiAmOnD hawk said...

I remember the day those words sunk in "the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom"... is was the way I contemplated not paying my tithes... and I stopped in my tracks... cuz I was more Afraid of what God would do to me... he gave everything to me and he will take it all away...

to me... the letter is a reminder not to follow the crowd... just do what He's said for me to do... and I'll be alright

Omodudu said...

It reminds me of the things to put my energy into. Focus Focus focus

Jennifer A. said...

It reminds me of who I am...I am in the world but I'm not of this world...

Unknown said...

Wisdom is the principal thing. True wisdom - the type that comes from God ... the type exhibited by Daniel and his friends that made them stand out from the crowd ... shown by Joseph when he decided to remain faithful to his God despite his circumstances ... True Wisdom will make me see beyond this world into greater and more "real" things. That's what this letter has meant to me.

Naija Vixen said...

Im loving the "All I Want" song... the letter reminds me of who i need to be...to be a shining example of his greatness to the world...

Naijadude said...

The wisdom of God is what makes us through! It makes you stand really unique beyond the human comprehension!

Kafo said...

sorry i can't focus on the post
MICHEAL w. smith is making mii angry. i mean he is joining Mike Huckabee and is going to serve as a liasion during the campaign

i really can't focus.

Unknown said...

i have been struggling with a particular sin for a while... wont say what it is ...hmmmmmm

may the fear of God and what he will do to me deliver me from this sin in Jesus name AMEN...

thank u for a great post....

Mak said...

adorn thine head-- as ye guard tine feet.

Jennifer A. said...

wow...at ur responses. Thank God for making us see things in different way...