Follow the instruction of our wise teacher-God’s instruction

By Lisa Wilmore

“Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor” (Proverbs 22:8 NIV).

My Christian Friends,

The Word of God has been translated in many versions such as King James Version (KJV), New International Version (NIV), New Living Translation (NLT), Holman Christian Study Bible (HCSB), English Standard Bible (ESV), New King James Bible (NKJV) and many more. Many Christians and theologians study and perhaps reference these versions when preaching and teaching others what “THUS SAITH THE LORD.” However, some fail to follow wise instructions of the teacher, themselves. God’s wisdom is “spelled out” in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

We must be willing to follow the instruction of our wise teacher. Who is our teacher? According to the Bible, in Johns’ Gospel, Jesus teaches the disciples in the Upper Room that He will send the Holy Spirit after He leaves to return to His Father. He further explains that the Holy Spirit, when He comes, will guide you into all truth, not speak of Himself, speak whatsoever He hears, show you things to come, and glorify Jesus (John 16:12-14). Therefore, our teacher is the Holy Spirit who is sent by God.

Reading, studying, and meditating on the Word of God, through the Holy Spirit, will give us direction and teach us how to handle situations in our lives, according to God’s standard. God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is our teacher. It is essential that we follow God’s instruction, which is found in the Bible. Listen to Wisdom!

A few wise Sayings recorded in Proverbs (1-10 NIV)

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

Humility is the fear of the LORD;  its wages are riches and honor and life. In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them. Start children off on the way they should go,  and even when they are old they will not turn from it…

Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor…One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.