Last night, I had a profound conversation with a friend, which started somewhere on the advancement of technology and ended up somewhere around the lack of common sense. Needless to say, we came up with the same conclusion: Two steps forward just to take one step backwards. In short, we let things that are there to help us in life, stop us from growing.
The goal of Proverbs 1:1–31 is to show us how godly wisdom merges with real life. Along the way we get principles for building strong marriages, families and work relationships. When we marry Wisdom, we begin to surround ourselves with her sayings, perspectives, tools and visual aids. These words of introduction and the proverbs that follow are meant to be applied to all dimensions of life, although they resonate clearly with dating and marriage relationships.
It is from our fathers and mothers that we first learn what marriage is like. If the lessons of marriage are taught well by parents who have lingered long in Wisdom’s house, we gain invaluable perspectives on how to respect others, to enjoy the give-and-take of domestic living, and to create an environment of hospitality in which to bring children and friends.
Heavenly Father, sometimes we forget that marriage is not simply about a husband and a wife, but was designed by You as a visible representation of Your endless love. Would You begin to show us how we might extend Your grace to others through fellowship?
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Psalm 55:17 – I will pray morning, noon, and night, pleading aloud with God; and he will hear and answer.