“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
First things first
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10. The believer must believe that God is our Creator and know that everything comes from Him. Wisdom is not based on the amount of schooling we have acquired, or how eloquent our speech is. Wisdom is determined by our character and our values. It is having the spiritual understanding and discernment that can only come from above.
The Book of Proverbs
The book of Proverbs has shown to be a guide for life and many refer to it as the “wisdom” book. The book of Proverbs is about life’s principles and how we should apply it to our daily lives. Having wisdom helps us understand how to apply the knowledge we have learned to the situation at hand.
Seek and You Shall Find
As we continuously seek and apply the wisdom in which God gives, we will continue to grow spiritually and have the ability to deal with the hardships and difficulties that come our way. Through the application of His Word, the Lord ultimately is glorified.
Wisdom should be sought for, not for our own sinful pleasures or for our own glory, but so God’s purposes may be fulfilled in our lives. James tells us in James 1:5, “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” Ask away. God will not refuse your request and will gladly provide you with the wisdom you seek. I pray that we will continue to grow in wisdom, my friends, and that God may have His way with every single one of us.
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Used with permission from Giselle Manaiza.