Wisdom. How does God define it? What are the results of wisdom? Proverbs 2:1-6 gives us the answer.
“My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;”
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
Wisdom is found by those who seek for it. Verses 1-4 give us eight actions we must take if we want wisdom from God.
Do we as believers in Christ really want God’s wisdom? It takes work, study, obedience, and time. Is God central enough in our lives, that we want to know His wisdom?
If we do, the results are great. We shall “…understand the fear of the Lord…”, “…find the knowledge of God…”, receive God’s wisdom, knowledge, and understanding.
Each of us must choose to seek wisdom. Will we?
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001