Friday, July 04, 2008

How Do I Get Wisdom-Proverbs 4.7-8

WISDOM IS SUPREME
4.7-8 - Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
When I read these Scriptures it made me think of 3 questions: What is Wisdom? How do I get Wisdom? What are the benefits of Wisdom?
1. What is Wisdom? The right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them. This is wisdom in act, effect, or practice. If wisdom is to be considered as a faculty of the mind, it is the faculty of discerning or judging what is most just, proper and useful, and if it is to be considered as an acquirement, it is the knowledge and use of what is best, most just, most proper, most conducive to prosperity or happiness.
2. How do I get Wisdom? The very first thought that came to mind is Prov. 9:10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. I also thought of James 1.5, "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." Secondly, I believe wisdom comes from delighting in, meditating on and applying the Scriptures to our lives. Thirdly, wisdom comes from living and walking with wise people. Fourthly, it comes from all the experiences in LIFE.
3. What are the benefits of Wisdom? Prov.4.5-9 gives some great insight..."Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. 7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. 8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. 9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.”

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