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- Previously, we’ve talked about foolishness and identified different types of foolish people. Today, we’ll focus on wisdom.
- Wisdom has MANY benefits; we are focusing on seven (7) of them.
- Wisdom is the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting.
- Knowledge is information gained through experience, reasoning, or acquaintance.
- Understanding having the power of comprehension; achieve a grasp of the importance or explanation of something.
- God set us up to be victorious in this life. That doesn’t mean we won’t have challenges, but if we are listening to His wisdom, we’ll come always be in His perfect will, hence, our decisions will be perfect. Perfect doesn’t mean without troubles, rather we are walking in God’s perfect will for our lives.
1. Powerful decision-making ability
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding (Proverbs 4:7).
2. Soul-love and goodness
He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good (Proverbs 19:8).
3. Life and favor
For whoso findeth me findeth life and shall obtain favour of the Lord (Proverbs 8:35).
4. Better than money
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! (Proverbs 16:16).
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom and the man that getteth understanding (Proverbs 3:13).
My son, eat honey because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to your taste:So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward and thy expectation shall not be cut off (Proverbs 24:13-14).
7. Keeps you as you age
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. (Proverbs 19:20).
So, how do you get this wisdom?
For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. (Proverbs 2:6).
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him (James 1:5).
BCU Fam, do you see the benefits of choosing wisdom over foolishness? Going the wise route may not be popular, comfortable or make sense, especially if we are comparing what God told is with the world’s “wisdom” which is full of bitterness, strife and confusion. In fact James 3:13-16 reminds us that type of wisdom does not come from God, but is earthly, sensual (based on self and its desires apart from God’s word), and devilish! With God’s help, I want to stay away from making choices that have those three connotations. Anything that is earthly, self-seeking and devilish does not set us up for the rewards of making good choices here AND will cause us to miss Heaven. NO thanks!
I opt for widsom! How about you?
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4 thoughts on “7 benefits of investing in wisdom.”
God’s wisdom is so much greater than our current understanding. This perspective helps so much when I cannot understand why different things are happening. When I am praying, and I cannot understand His answers or lack of answers. I must trust His wisdom.
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So good to have to have you back on the conversation panel! I resonated with what you said about trusting God when we do not understand–and in this life, we will have PLENTY of those moments! With God’s help, we’ll use those moments to perfect our trust in God.
Thanks so much, Sis and God bless you MUCHO!
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Thanks so much for taking the time to make this more clear. To be honest, I’ve always had some difficulty differentiating between wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Today, as I was listening, I thought of wisdom being like a car engine. It’s the primary, essential thing and a car won’t work without it, but an engine needs oil. That’s the understanding. Knowledge is like the gas because we have to always be learning and increasing in knowledge/information so that understanding can continue to flow and wisdom can operate and cause the vehicle to move forward. You highlighted all the benefits of keeping this system functioning optimally. You made it so very clear. I praise the Lord for His Word and how it instructs and sustains us. You’re so right. Wisdom and foolishness are matters of eternal life and death. I choose life!
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So Sis, I LOVE the car analogy—this is GENIUS! Getting a mental picture like that helps to highlight the individual parts of the car, yet underscore the essential interdependence of the parts.
My heart is happy about how God is opening up our understanding on His word. so we can apply it in this life to take us into the life to come.