Keep It

Few things make me fear like this fact: knowing wisdom doesn't make one wise. doing wisdom makes one wise.

We have voracious appetites for information. We consume books, podcasts, counseling sessions, blogs, Bible studies. Our kids have an abundance of colorful, theological books made just for them. So much of it is good, but it's all for naught if we do not do what is wise, what is right, what loving.

This a theme Jesus brings up in multiple speeches. ("Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and not do what I tell you?" Luke 6:46). Proverbs also underscores this truth. Tim Challies once posted a reader's question about the Proverbs 31 woman: basically, why is she almost wholly engaged in worldly concerns, with little mention of devotional practices? I think a big reason is because she could pray every day, memorize the Torah, sing psalms, and prepare lawful sacrifices but still be foolish. In fact, the adulteress of Proverbs 7 prefaces her invitation to sin by saying she had offered sacrifices and paid her vows! Proverbs 31 shows a woman not just paying lip service but practicing the proverbs.

So, listening to this Scripture songs album won't be enough to prepare anyone for eternity. It's another merely consumable product. But - the truths of God's word mean everything to us when we keep them. For this reason, I can't think of a better capstone for Heaven and Earth than Luke 11:28.

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