Summary: This is a study of wisdom, do we honestly and earnestly seek for wisdom? Let us apply our heart to wisdom and understanding to be better stewards for God.
LET US BOLDLY ASK FOR WISDOM!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
ROBBING IN THE COAL MINES:
Let me establish a truth by telling you a real life story.
As men mine for coal in the coal mines in eastern Kentucky, the miners leave pillars of coal. These pillars support the roof top in the mines. And every so often a pillar of coal is not mined, it is not taken out, it is left as a support for the next
digging. So deep in a coal mine shaft there are pillars of coal left to keep the top of the coal mine safe and secure.
When a mine is worked out and there is no more coal to mine, there is a dangerous process called robbing the mine. Miners return deep in the mine and rob the pillars that have supported the roof. Starting deepest in the mine, the miners pull down the pillars of coal and then after this the roof on the mine collapses.
Slowly one by one the miners rob the support pillars and back out of the mine.
This process of robbing the pillars is very dangerous. In yesteryear mining operations many miners died or were seriously injured because they were robbing
the pillars of support, and the roof top would collapse and endanger people.
I would like to warn people today, that in our schools and society we are robbing the pillars and standards that bring safety and purpose to the church and society.
We need to reinforce the pillars, we need to teach these pillars and every home needs to reinforce and strengthen what remains.
Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.
James 1:5 If any person lack wisdom, let them ask God, that giveth wisdom liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given.
I. WHAT ARE WE BUILDING? WHAT IS OUR BASIC FOUNDATION?
WE HAVE A CLEAR FOUNDATION TO WISDOM --- THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
A. A Good Christian life has to establish a plan and a purpose?
I cannot tell you what your plan and purpose might be, that is personal between you and our Heavenly Father.
B. Wisdom and understanding can help us find God’s plan and purpose.
We need some kind of Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth, B-I-B-L-E.)
C. THE BASIC FOUNDATION THAT WE MUST BUILD UPON ARE
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
D. We can never build character and a sound society without the foundation of the Ten Commandments. These Ten Teachings are not mere suggestions, they are not
optional, we must have these Ten Commandments firmly in place in the family, the church, the schools, and our whole society.
Thousands and thousands of rules and laws are made to enforce the Ten Commandments.
Psalms 111:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, a good understanding have all they that do His Commandments: His Praise endureth for ever.
I John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His Commandments.
3. For this is the love of God, that we keep His Commandments: and His Commandments
are not grievous.
Ecclesiates 12: 13 Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN.