Read Proverbs 3: 21-22
It is interesting that this passage says that wisdom and discretion is life to your soul and an adornment to your neck. (NASV).
I am going to go completely off topic here because when I read this my mind did some skipping around. It was one of those one thought led to another, that led to another moments. Yet, it seems a good point to bring up even if it has nothing to do with the passage. Do you wear a cross around your neck? Do you wear a Jesus fish on your bumper? When you are doing that, what are you saying to people. Does that cross really mean something to you? There are many many people in the world that wear crosses anymore. I assure you...most give no thought to God on a daily basis. But do you, when you put that cross around your neck? What does it really mean to you? Just a little rhetorical question there. Back to the passage...
Read verses 23-24. This passage is a principle, not a promise.(Have I said that too many times? I am sorry.) You are not guaranteed no night mares if you seek the wisdom of God. What do you think will happen though? (Concerning your sleep at night?)
Read verses 25-26. You will be afraid. You are human. But, it is so much easier facing that fear with the knowledge of God carrying you through it. I have ready of many believers that while they were tortured for their faith in their Savior, they stood there and quoted Bible verse after Bible verse. With a smile on their face. I pray that the day never comes that we will have to face martyrdom for our faith here in America. But I fear that is much closer than we realize. We need to be prepared with God's wisdom in our heart. And in our children's and grandchildren's hearts. Our world is getting worse and worse. The onslaught of the wicked will come. (verse 25). I am not sure that our children will be graced with the freedom's that we have now.
I think I would like to stop here today, and close with that thought. Please, as you go about your daily tasks, be in prayer for wisdom for yourselves and your offspring to deal with the unknown of the future. Don't be afraid of it. Remember, we have to trust God and lean on HIS understanding. Just pray and take steps to help you be prepared.