Proverbs 8:1-3 NLT
"Listen as Wisdom calls out! Hear as understanding raises her voice! On the hilltop along the road, she takes her stand at the crossroads. By the gates at the entrance to the town, on the road leading in, she cries aloud,"
God wants all men to have and manifest His wisdom. Unfortunately, as free, and accessible this wisdom is, many care less and depend wholly on earthly intelligence.
The wisdom of God is superior to other kinds of wisdom and intelligence. This superior wisdom was with God from the very beginning. It is ancient but still relevant in our advanced technological civilized world. This wisdom has walked through the different civilizations of the world, yet its value hasn’t degraded nor decreased.
Proverbs 8: 7-9 NLT
"for I speak the truth and detest every kind of deception. My advice is wholesome. There is nothing devious or crooked in it. My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge."
The wisdom of God is pure, void of any vile. I want to believe Apostle James read this portion of Proverbs and penned down his Spirit-inspiration message on the different kinds of wisdom. These verses are in alignment with his writings to the Church on Wisdom.
Wisdom doesn’t promote wickedness nor bring any sort of perversion. It is incapable of doing anything outside of the character of Christ.
Any other wisdom that promotes self-glory, emboldens the works of the flesh and changes God’s natural order for all men to follow, isn’t the wisdom of God.Tweet
Proverbs 8:11 NLT
"For wisdom is far more valuable than rubies. Nothing you desire can compare with it."
Most young people of our generation think cars, houses, jets, money, gold, silver, and precious diamonds should be the pursuit of a man’s life.
When Solomon was given a blank check by God to ask for anything he wanted, he didn’t ask for his enemies to be killed, he didn’t ask for lots of money, or treasures and rubies, or longer life on earth etc. He asked for just one thing to lead his people well with WISDOM.
What will you ask God for, when he gives you a blank check?
Proverbs 8:16-17 NLT
"Rulers lead with my help, and nobles make righteous judgments. “I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me."
Leadership without wisdom will only end in frustration with the followers. Every leader needs to be filled with God’s wisdom to lead people effectively. Again, Solomon knew this very well, that’s why he asked God for wisdom instead of the goodies of life that men and women of his time craved to have.
Proverbs 8:22-23 NLT
“The Lord formed me from the beginning, before he created anything else. I was appointed in ages past, at the very first, before the earth began“
The wisdom of God has pre-existed before man came upon the scene. If the superiority of God’s wisdom is on the basis that it existed from eternity and it is from God. Shouldn’t we pursue and seek after God’s wisdom?
Proverbs 8:35-36 NKJV
"For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord; But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; All those who hate me love death.”
Wisdom brings favor from God into our lives and when we walk in wisdom, we automatically choose life that adds to our well-being and our quality of living. But when wisdom is rejected, life is replaced with death.Tweet
The joy of life is exchanged with shame, the sweetness of life is exchanged with bitterness, our rest and assurance are replaced with frustration and anxiety. These are the things death brings when the wisdom of God is shunned.
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This is great. Keep up the good work.