Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth. (Proverbs 4:5 AMP)
I would like to take this time to write what God has been putting on my heart recently. I have been challenged by the whole area of Godly wisdom. In going through the first part of the book of proverbs it is so clear that wisdom is a hugely important part of life. The author of Proverbs (Possibly Solomon) says…..
Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.
Though it cost all you have, get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7 NIV84)
So it’s clear that have to take this whole area of wisdom seriously. It’s interesting how it will cost allot in fact all you have. This I have seen in my own life there is definitely a cost involved. Are you prepared for this?
The benefits and rewards are just wonderful, it is so amazing to read what the scriptures say about this. Have a look …
Esteem her, and she will exalt you;
embrace her, and she will honor you.
She will set a garland of grace on your head
and present you with a crown of splendor.” (Proverbs 4:8, 9 NIV84)
There will be a reward for those who lay hold of Wisdom. Many rewards in fact just read through 3 and 4 for a glimpse of them….
• Wisdom will give you a clear path to walk on,
• your foot will not stumble or be hampered
• it will be life for you
• all her paths are peace
• there is more profit in wisdom than silver or gold
• nothing you desire will compare
• there will be health to your body and nourishment to your bones
• the wise will inherit honour
• she will watch over you
• the years of your life will be many
And one that is so needed in everyday life is quoted bellow
when you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. (Proverbs 3:24 NIV84)
Those promises are great so great I mean how good are they. It seems like everything people strive for in life could be summed up in those promises. Life would be so much better if we all used wisdom more.
We must be aware that without wisdom there will be problems. There is such a clear distinction between the two.
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know what makes them stumble. (Proverbs 4:18, 19 NIV84)
So let’s do our utmost to understand these scriptures and to ask the Lord for wisdom. I truly believe he will give it freely if we feel we lack it. James1:5. It will transform your life… You will never be the same again…. you will see the fruit of wisdom as you start to incorporate it in your life… It is a good thing… an amazing thing… An imperative! Ask the holy spirit to help you with this he will do it. It will bring you closer in line with Gods heart beat and into what his plan and destiny is for your life.
Dear Lord give us wisdom so that we may walk in your ways more closely. Amen.
Ecclesiastes 8:1 WHO IS like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’s wisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his countenance is changed.
I do hope that has blessed and challenged you. Please let me know our thoughts and comments. Cheers.
My next blog post will be on… On how we need to understand that God is bigger than us and that His ways are higher than ours. Isaiah 55. The concept of how we won’t really ever be able to grasp the way the Lord works but that through that there can be faith and freedom.