So yes, the past two days has been jammed-packed for me, hence why I’m just now writing my post. Such is life…
So here’s the beauty of the wisdom books, particularly Proverbs. Wisdom is a ‘God-thing’. I’m a believer that God is wisdom and wisdom flows from God. I think we would all agree with that, because if it doesn’t emanate from him, then where does it come from? So I’m good with saying that all wisdom comes from God.
If that’s the case, then I am of the thought that God is definitely for us and truly believes the best and desires the best for us. For me, God is not somewhere ‘up there’ looking down with a scowl on his face, wagging his finger, and accusing us of every sin under the sun. Now does the brokenness of humanity trouble God and causes him pain? Sure…I’m certain of that. But when I consider what I read in Scripture, along with the beauty of all of creation, including the vast cosmos, then I sense a very loving God who loves delighting us, and invites us to join in with him…to co-create with him, so to speak.
This is the very thing I detect when I read Proverbs 15! For every verse that follows, I have only copied the ‘positive’. In other words, how a ‘wise person’ is to live life and approach others. The way I see it, if this is how God desires me to live my life, then I have to believe this is how God has created the universe and all the creatures in it (including humans), and how God desires to interact with creation. And when I ponder these sentences, I’m thinking that God has a happy heart. What do you think?
1 A gentle answer deflects anger,
2 The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing,
4 Gentle words are a tree of life;
7 The lips of the wise give good advice;
13 A glad heart makes a happy face;
15…for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.
23 Everyone enjoys a fitting reply; it is wonderful to say the right thing at the right time!
26 The Lord… delights in pure words.
28 The heart of the godly thinks carefully before speaking;
30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart; good news makes for good health.
By the way…the name of the comet in the pic? Comet Lovejoy! 🙂