Proverbs Chapter 13
Pearls of Wisdom
Proverbs l3:4 The soul of the sluggard desire, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Discover the Pearl of Great price.
In Matthew 13: 44-46 Jesus tells of two men both finding a precious pearl. One found it by accident; the other went searching for it. Regardless of how you found it, don't lose it. Do what both of these men did. They recognized its value, and sold all they had to obtain it. All I would say about that today is make room for Jesus in your heart. Love is the key to everything we do. What would happen if you were to sell everything without the love of God in your heart and in your actions?
You'd be broke. Instead of a pearl, you'd have a lemon!
Sell out to Jesus and you will discover not only the unsearchable richness of His love and grace, but Joy unspeakable, and full of glory.
Today's verse is really self evident. The only way a lazy person would ever discover such a pearl would be by accident. But they wouldn't have it very long for two reasons. It’s only value to them would be in selling it; or they would not recognize it’s true worth. No matter how much a lazy person may want something, they may get it, but rarely will they keep it, because they are not prepared to do what's required to obtain or retain it. Whereas a hard worker will get everything he/she wants through diligence. Diligence is still a prime requirement for success.
Proverbs 17.16 asks the question. Why is there in the hand of a fool the purchase price of wisdom, since he has no heart for it?
When we think of wisdom, we think of Jesus, and God has given to every person ever born the opportunity to decide if they will believe on His name for salvation or not; remembering there is no other way we can be saved but through Him.
In Mark's gospel, Chapter 4, Jesus told the parable of the seed and the sower. He told how some seed, which is the Word of God, fell on all different types of ground. Only some of it was called good ground. The good ground was a receptive heart.
One willing to receive the Word of God while the other to put it plainly, was not open for development.
Preparing your heart (tilling the ground) to receive the seed, (the Word of God) is the first requirement.
One of Jesus' golden rules still applies.
Freely you have received freely give.
A Psalmist's View of Selected Proverbs ©2009