Skip to main content

Proverbs 1:6 NIV

“for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.” 

My 8 year old granddaughter loves to sit with me and do riddles. Thanks to the internet there is a never ending source of riddles available. She is much better at them than I am. Scripture tells us that Jesus reached a place in his ministry where all he did was tell stories and parables. As a communicator we know those are powerful ways to share truths. We also know that not everybody understands them. This verse comes very early in Solomon’s Proverbs. He knows that the learning God’s followers long for comes from listening, digging deep and studying His sayings. We know that those practices, with a strong dose of God’s enlightenment, bring His word and stories to life. Not just in our minds but in a transformative way in our hearts and lives. God’s truths are easily accessible to any who want them. Salvation, reconciliation and redemption are basic truths of the Christian faith. Sin and forgiveness need not be elusive to the seeker. When I first understood the basics of the Gospel I was ready to preach the truths of God to the world. At least I thought I was. As I’ve grown I’ve realized how little I know and how much there is to learn. I have learned that now I see through a dark glass but one day I will see clearly. I was ready to share God’s good news, His work in my life. I did and we all should. However don’t stop there. Today wrestle with life’s riddles, dig into God’s parables and grow in wisdom, knowledge and insight. #BeTheEdge

“For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Leave a Reply