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Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. Proverbs 1:28-31

Those who reject the counsel and wisdom of God’s Word and choose not to walk in “the fear of the LORD” will “eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.” When they call on the LORD, He will not answer. When they seek Him, they will not find Him. Why? Because they reject the truth revealed in the Bible.

Grant that I love Thy Word, O LORD, and walk in Thy ways. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]

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Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Proverbs 1:24-27

Those who reject and mock at the true wisdom which God reveals in His Word will have the tables turned when they receive the fruits of their foolishness and their lives are in ruins. Those who refuse to repent of their sinful ways and look in faith to Christ and His cross for pardon and forgiveness will suffer the eternal consequences of their sin and spurning of the truth.

Grant that I both hear and heed Your Word, O LORD, repent of my sins and look to Christ for forgiveness and the strength to amend my ways. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the Ling James Version of the Bible.]

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Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: she crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. Proverbs 1:20-23

The wisdom of God is recorded in the Bible for all to read. It is preached in the streets and in public places for all to hear. It calls upon sinners to repent of their foolish and sinful ways and look to the LORD God for mercy. It asks people how long they will continue in their foolishness. It makes those who hear “wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus” (2 Tim. 3:15).

Grant that I hear Your Word and heed its message, O LORD, repenting of my sins and looking to You for mercy in the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]

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My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Proverbs 1:10

Because of our fallen and selfish nature, the get-rich schemes and plans of unbelievers are enticing. They urge us to join in their endeavors and share in their profits, often ill-gotten from others. God’s Word tells us, “consent thou not,” have no part in it.

Keep me from the alluring schemes of this world, O LORD, and grant that I be honest in all my dealings and trust in You to provide all my needs. In the name of Christ, my Savior, I pray. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]

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My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. Proverbs 1:8-9

God has placed our parents over us for our good, to teach us to know the LORD God and His Word and to correct us when we stray from His ways. It is indeed wise to hear the instruction of our fathers and to heed the law taught us by our mothers when they teach and guide us in the ways of the LORD, for it brings us rich blessing.

Grant that I honor and heed the instruction of my parents, O LORD, that I might learn Thy ways and walk according to Thy Word. Amen.

[Scripture is quoted from the King James Version of the Bible.]

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