Re:Verse passage – Proverbs 2:1-15 (day four)

“He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.”

The more we pursue wisdom, the more God’s world opens up to us. What was formerly black and white becomes full of color. As we push closer and closer into God’s ways and live in his wisdom, we see more of God’s power and provision. Highlighted here in chapter two is God’s protection.

Solomon says God is a shield to those who pursue wisdom, he guards their paths as they pursue justice, he preserves their way. Of course, this doesn’t mean that bad things won’t happen to Christ followers, but it does mean that as we encounter adversity, God will continue to give us the supernatural wisdom it takes to handle it in a way that honors him. He protects us from the schemes of the enemy.

Just a few weeks ago we read in Matthew 7:15, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” When we walk in wisdom and grow in godly discernment, we find ourselves protected from wolves in sheep’s clothing. We don’t fall victim to the enemy’s schemes because we have seen for ourselves that God’s way is higher. Wisdom helps us live in the light of God’s protection.

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