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The Values of Wisdom
The Principal Thing Is Wisdom
The source of wisdom determines the value of wisdom.
Wisdom opens and unlocks doors of opportunities such as allowing us to see our problems and circumstances the way God sees them.
We discover that he has a purpose for everything that is allowed to come upon us that we might develop Godly character and be able to withstand the onslaught of the enemy.
Men and women of wisdom will be the ones who have come through severe trials and over come by realizing that the battle is not theirs and rest in his grace and protection to bring them through. Since they have been shown mercy, they will be more apt to give mercy.
We find in God’s word that the Spirit of God imparts gifts and talents, we can better recognize that wisdom will greatly increase our capabilities to solve problems and come up with solutions that others are not able to attain through worldly means for God has anointed and placed us to have the answers for a testimony of who he is.
We find in Proverbs 2:6 that the Lord giveth wisdom and out of his mouth cometh understanding. We will discover in Ecclesiastes 7:19 that wisdom strengthened the wise more than ten mighty men which are in a city. Also look at Psalms 91:7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
This tells us that in God, we are secure at all times and in all circumstances and dangers, there is protection because Wisdom makes us stronger than our enemy.
Why is wisdom the most important principal thing in life?
It is because it is more powerful than any thing man can come up with such as weapons or strategy.
In Eccl. 9:18; we discover that wisdom is better than weapons of war.
Prov.12:6 states that the words of the wicked condemn men with false testimony but the righteous will speak the truth and deliver the innocent.
We will find in Proverbs 29: 11 that a fool will give in to his anger and speak his mind but a righteous man will hold it back.
James 3:2 we find that although we all may stumble, a man who is able to keep his tongue is a perfect man or a man of mature spiritual and moral growth.
We find in this study of the scriptures that our speech can give us away so let us strive to keep a restraint upon our mouth and think before we speak and act.
Are we men and women of wisdom who loves the Lord or does our speech betray us for who we really are?
The word says from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh.
What kind of water are we putting out to a lost and dying world and do we truly love Jesus?
Ephesians 1st chapter tells us that God hath chosen us in Christ in whom is all wisdom and prudence.
He is the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
We find in 1Corintians 1:24 that Christ is called the wisdom of God and in the book of Colossians 2: 2-3 we discover that all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hid in him (Jesus).
We all know that Jesus is the word that was made flesh according to John 1:14 and he was unique, for he was God from all eternity and lowered himself below the angels that he might become our savior.
He possessed all the attributes of deity as told in Phil. 2:6 and the attributes of man (apart from sin).
He will exist forever in his glorified body. He was 100% God and 100% man. He had to be human in order to suffer and die for you and me.
With this in mind, we will discover in Psalms 199: 97-104 that the word of God is the source of wisdom.
Dear reader, we will discover in Proverbs 2:6 and James 1:5 that wisdom is given by God and to be pursued or sought after.
In Proverbs the 4th we discover wisdom is personified as a woman that is calling us to her class room that we may learn from her many benefits which shall bring us honor and integrity.
We can better understand what seeking after wisdom is by using our imagination of how a prospector would spend his whole life looking for a vein of Gold.
He knows what he is searching for and sometimes it may take a life time for him to make that one special strike and be set for life.
He can stake his claim and enjoy his riches but many who left all and took up that life style, never were able to find that special vein.
We find in God’s word that he gives wisdom in abundance when we ask for it which causes us to be more ready to exchange our strength for his as told in Isaiah 40:31.
We can then be better prepared to convince someone who needs Jesus in their life that they need to exchange what they have for what we have and that would be peace with the Living God.
Let us now look at Proverbs 8:11, Proverbs 3:13-15, Proverbs 16:16, and Job 28:18.
In these passages, we will discover that the wisdom of God is far more important than rubies or precious jewels and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
How wonderful it is to be the recipients of God’s wisdom.
We may work hard and gain great wealth but it cannot buy happiness and give us peace and a true gladness of the heart. This kind of peace can only come from God thereby wealth cannot buy wisdom.
The benefits of God’s wisdom are the result of knowing and maintaining a relationship with him. Godly wisdom is seeing things from God’s perspective.
Godly wisdom brings meaning, purpose and value to the life God has bountifully blessed us to enjoy.
Let us live our life to the fullest enjoying the blessings of God and seek after Godly wisdom which is the principal thing in life.