April 1, 2015
This post is going to deal with Proverbs Chapter Two, and the title of the first section in Chapter Two is The Benefits of Wisdom. Now wisdom isn’t something everyone necessarily has, but they sure do need. The actual definition of wisdom is this; the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement. Now when I see those three words, experience, knowledge, good judgment, there is a word that connects them, and that word is “and.” Now that word isn’t “or,” that word is “and.” For someone to be wise it requires all of those things. For me, I think the combination that I see the most of is experience and knowledge, but the good judgment factor can be scarce in most people. Most of the knowledgeable or intelligent people think they have good judgment because they are smart, but I’m sorry, that just isn’t the case. I was making a joke the other day with my dad about how I was born into this world and I was already like an old man. What I mean by that is my maturity level, or, in my mind, good judgment skills were well above most people my age. The bringing up and how someone is raised is the biggest component in how someone develops in many ways and that includes wisdom.
Now throughout the entire chapter Wisdom, or I like think God is talking, is letting us know about wisdom and what it means and why we should accept it and what happens if we don’t. These verses that are in the chapter are very influential and it gives you a drive to want to chase after what God is offering. I don’t want to type word for word what it says, but it begins talking about seeking Wisdom, then it goes on to say once you seek Wisdom then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. For the Lord grants Wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to Him. My favorite verse is the idea that common sense is a treasure, and anymore that is exactly what it seems like, and that comes from God. everything comes from God, we are not promised tomorrow, but tomorrow does come, God gave us that.
Everyone should desire to have wisdom, to have experience, to be knowledgeable, and to have good judgment, but that is not something you can read in a book titled Wisdom for Dummies or buy the answers off of Amazon, you need God. God is Wisdom and God is the only way to go.