Morning Devotion: Understanding

“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.”
Proverbs 4:7 NKJV

There will always be things that happen in life that we don’t quite understand. Even knowing that fact, the book of Proverbs still tells us to understand.

One of the main things Proverbs gets across to us is the importance of the fear of the Lord.

Proverbs 2:1-5 NKJV “My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord , And find the knowledge of God.”

A theme in both Psalms and Proverbs is the importance of giving attention to the Scriptures. When we give our attention to the Word of God we will have understanding, we will know the fear of the Lord. To fear the Lord is to honor and respect Him, to walk in obedience to Him.

Jesus said repeatedly in John fourteen and fifteen that if we love Him, we will obey Him and keep His commandments. Obedience is key in our getting understanding. Spending time in the Word is key in getting understanding. Obviously if we are going to understand what God wants from us and for us we need to study the Bible.

It’s actually pretty astounding how much the Scriptures talk about themselves. If we are to follow the various admonitions in Proverbs to get wisdom and understanding we need to daily make a study of Scripture.


As I mentioned Psalms and Proverbs continually talks about giving attention to the Word. Psalms is full of prayers and praises and Proverbs is full of wisdom. If you read 5 Psalms a day, you can read through the Psalms every month. Proverbs has 31 chapters, so a chapter a day takes you through each month. This is just another way along with reading through the Bible that we can fill our minds and hearts with God’s Word


Read Proverbs chapters two through four.

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