It is interesting and thought-provoking to look for the words associated with wisdom: pleasant knowledge, discretion, understanding, salvation from stupidity. Stupidity is the adulteress, for stupidity is based on adulterated knowledge. The Devil blinds us to the true state of things.
“For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;”
Solomon sets the tone with words that he most likely heard from his own father, great King David. That the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
But what is wisdom? How do we get it?
Solomon exhorts us to treasure God’s commands, receive His words, attend to wisdom and incline our hearts to understanding.
We are to CALL OUT for insight, RAISE OUR VOICES for understanding.
Wisdom begins with a holy and reverent fear of the Lord.
How do we get it?
We ask God! Ask Him, He is the model of a cheerful giver, His mercy strong and without bitterness, His love steadfast and true.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
How do we understand the fear of the Lord? We seek His wisdom.
Where can we find His wisdom? In His word (the Bible).
In John chapter 1 we read that Jesus, God the Son, is God’s WORD become flesh.
If we want to find God’s wisdom, look to Jesus.
If we want to understand the fear of the Lord, look to Jesus.
LOOK TO JESUS!
* God of Light and Love,
We call out today, please show us Your wisdom today.
Please write Your word on our hearts. A portion, a word, whatever it is that You deem right for us today.
Please Lord, show us Jesus today – We look to Him.