For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated by the concept of wisdom, so I was rather pleased when I opened my bible at Proverbs chapters 9 and 10. The title, in the NIV study bible, of chapter 9 is Invitations of Wisdom and of Folly. Although it was a good read, nothing much leapt off the page at me, so I continued into chapter 10. I was waiting patiently for what Abba was wanting me to read. I was rather hoping that I would hear from Him before the end of my coffee!
Well my (not so patient) waiting paid off. In chapter 10 verse 12 it says, ‘Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs’. Immediately I knew why I was reading.
Now, I don’t consider myself to be wise, although others have said that they glimpse wisdom in me. But, it did occur to me that perhaps Abba wants to nurture this particular area of wisdom in me, and others. It seemed particularly pertinent in a lot of my relationships with other believers.
Within the fellowship to which I belong, we have been learning, and practicing, a lot about love. We pay particular focus on agape love. Agape is the Greek term for unconditional love. (I might do a separate blog post to give a fuller explanation of all that I know and understand about unconditional love.)
So, to me, this verse held a lot of meaning for me. Although short, it gave me a lot to think about and reflect on. It gave me the opportunity to reflect, with Abba, about how this works in practice.
Thank you Abba for sharing some more of your wisdom with me.
(NB: This is the post for Saturday 3rd February)