by Harley Howard

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Proverbs Chapter 8 (10 of 32)
Series: The Book of Proverbs
Harley Howard

Wisdom's Cry

The Scriptures have the unflinching capacity to reveal the true nature of humanity. The Bible tells us what we know we are and it tells us of our refusal to acknowledge what the Scriptures reveal us to be. For example, the Scriptures reveal to us the clearest picture of how to have a better world, better relationships, and a focused life; and yet for all that it tells us, people refuse to live according to its majestic direction. The Scriptures teach us of the creation of man, the fall of man, and the everyday life of fallen man. The Scriptures also teaches of man's redemption through Jesus Christ, the promise of new life in Christ, the promise of future inheritance. The realities of clear and complete satisfaction of life, wholeness of life, the reality of life itself, which comes through one's relationship with Jesus Christ, and yet with all of that, man refuses to submit to God, and blames God for all of the calamities around him. These calamities are a result of our refusal to abide by God's wisdom. What I'm trying to say is the fact that God has provided for mankind, in spite of the fallenness of man,

• A sufficient savior, Jesus Christ,

• A sufficient salvation, permanent and complete,

• A sufficient Scripture, the word of God,

• And a sufficient supply of spiritual resources, which is everything we need to live the Christian life in a Godly way.

In spite of all of the provisions that God has given to man, we still refuse to receive it and live according to that rejection. We live our lives in disobedience to God and reap the consequences of that rebellion and do it with pride and arrogance towards God in rank unbelief of what He says, rebelling against His glorious will and walking around in a spiritual stupor, wondering why my life is in the wreck that it is and still will not repent of the sinfulness that is leveled against God. It is as Is ...

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