Proverbs 1.19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
Are you a taker? Do you often take from others? Being a taker is different from receiving. Being a taker involves a decision on your part, and puts your needs at the top. (Receiving involves giving on the part of another.)
Beware: We can take lives, time, money, and other resources from others.
One from Whom you can always take is God. As you take from God, you have more to give.
Proverbs 2.6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
When you take, take according to God’s wisdom. “Take a young bull…” “Take words with you and return to the Lord…” “Take my yoke upon you…” “Take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ…”
Take God’s Wisdom. Wisdom is seeing things from God’s perspective. It is rightly dividing the Word of God.
Wisdom cries in the streets and at the gates to take freely from her. Proverbs 1. 20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: 21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.
Wisdom begs you to take, and to take freely. Wisdom is enduring, everlasting, and forever appropriate.