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Proverbs 7:1-5

Hello, everyone! It’s good to be back. Our Carpenters trip was wonderful. It was a great mission trip this year and very rewarding! Thank you to those who prayed for me and for our group.

Now, back to Chapter 7:

verse 4: “Say to wisdom, “You are my sister,” And call understanding your intimate friend;”

If you were to travel to an exotic place (exotic in that it was totally alien to you, that you knew nothing of it), you would be sure to find a trustworthy guide, wouldn’t you? This guide would shepherd you down every street, every stopping point for food and rest, and even be your translator while talking to the natives of the land. After a while, you would begin to trust this guide as you would your own brother or sister. Your very life could well depend on their counsel.

That is what Solomon is exhorting here: to trust in wisdom as one would trust their sister. In most cases, our own flesh and blood family would never let us go anywhere or do anything that would be detrimental or harm us, at least now without trying to warn us first. It’s because family ordinarily loves you more than any other friend. To those who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, you have the best family member ever, who is closer than any brother.

Something to think about.

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