Our own wisdom is faulty and incomplete, but the Lord provides us with perfect wisdom in His Word. Trust in His wisdom!

BibleGateway: Proverbs 3:1-17

ESV Text: Proverbs 3:1-17

Proverbs 3:1–17 (Listen)

Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart


3:1   My son, do not forget my teaching,
    but let your heart keep my commandments,
  for length of days and years of life
    and peace they will add to you.


  Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you;
    bind them around your neck;
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
  So you will find favor and good success1
    in the sight of God and man.


  Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
    and do not lean on your own understanding.
  In all your ways acknowledge him,
    and he will make straight your paths.
  Be not wise in your own eyes;
    fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
  It will be healing to your flesh2
    and refreshment3 to your bones.


  Honor the LORD with your wealth
    and with the firstfruits of all your produce;
10   then your barns will be filled with plenty,
    and your vats will be bursting with wine.


11   My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline
    or be weary of his reproof,
12   for the LORD reproves him whom he loves,
    as a father the son in whom he delights.

Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom


13   Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
    and the one who gets understanding,
14   for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
    and her profit better than gold.
15   She is more precious than jewels,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16   Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
17   Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
    and all her paths are peace.

Footnotes

[1] 3:4 Or repute

[2] 3:8 Hebrew navel

[3] 3:8 Or medicine

(ESV)


KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:40

     1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

     7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. 8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. 9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase: 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine. 11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: 12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

     13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 286 :
How Shall the Young Secure Their Hearts

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1. How shall the young secure their hearts 
And guard their lives from sin? 
Thy Word the choicest rules imparts 
To keep the conscience clean. 

2. “Tis like the sun, a heavenly light, 
That guides us all the day, 
And through the dangers of the night 
A lamp to lead our way. 

3. The starry heavens Thy rule obey, 
The earth maintains her place; 
And these Thy servants, night and day, 
Thy skill and power express. 

4. But still Thy Law and Gospel, Lord, 
Have lessons more divine; 
Not earth stands firmer than Thy Word, 
Nor stars so nobly shine. 

5. Thy Word is everlasting truth; 
How pure is every page! 
That holy Book shall guide our youth 
And well support our age. 


Hymn: LSB 569 In Adam We Have All Been One
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