Margin notes for 4/2/2KX

“Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To him who lacks sense she says, “Come, eat of my bread and drink of the wine I have mixed. Leave your simple ways, and live, and walk in the way of insight.”” (Proverbs 9:1-6, ESV)

7. Pillar #7 – PROMISE. Wise people live on God’s promises. In order to live life rightly, joyfully, confidently and purposefully, we must think and live as those who order their lives around obtaining the things God has promised to those who love Him. “If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.” (1 Corinthians 15:19, ESV) And we do not only take these promises to ourselves – as the foundation of our lives, we extend them to others. We can sometimes forget that preaching of the Gospel must include not only God’s warnings to those who disregard it – but His promises to those who embrace it. Like Eliezer in Genesis 24, looking for a wife for Jacob. Having met Rebekah, he immediately began to show her the riches of his master. Can we do less as we seek out Christ’s Bride in evangelism? Wisdom deals with Proof, not fiction It is engaged in Preparation, making sufficient Provision, with all Propriety for its invited guests. Then it makes the appropriate Proclamation in making sure all know they may come, and it clearly Provokes others to action. Lastly, it reinforces that all that God has said – is true. And with God’s own authority, it promises eternal life to all who will believe. And what surer promise do we have than Jesus Christ’s own resurrection? How glorious!

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