Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of you. Love it, and it will keep you safe. 7 Wisdom is the most important thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get understanding.8 Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great; hold on to it, and it will bring you honor. 9 It will be like flowers in your hair and like a beautiful crown on your head. Proverbs 4: 6-9 (NCV).
GOD IS TELLING US TO GET WISDOM AT ALL COSTS.
How do we know what is wisdom when there are so many voices coming at us? How do we discern what to take notice of and what to reject, when there is so much information vying for our attention from different places? From people, YouTube, social-media, news items, even from our own mind, each one telling us, ‘this is where you get ‘good advice’ or wisdom.’
HOW DO WE SORT OUT WHAT IS NOISE FROM TRUE WISDOM?
Amongst all that noise, we can actually find some great wisdom, however, how are we going to sort out what is wise and what is not? We are either bombarded with advice coming to us, or we ourselves are searching for it, amongst that noise space.
ALWAYS AIMING FOR GREATER WISDOM.
We all want wisdom. We are all trying to grow in wisdom and we should be aiming for greater wisdom no matter who we are. It doesn’t matter how far we have come, we are fooling ourselves if we believe we have become ‘all wise’.
WHERE DOES OUR SOURCE OF WISDOM COME FROM?
We need to ask ourselves, ‘Where are we getting our source of wisdom?’ Not all sources are bad, however it is possible that not all sources are good either. A good source come from wise people who are trusted ones that have proven themselves wise. We need these people in our lives. We need to listen to them. We need to take action with their wise words. In fact the word of God tells us that there is wisdom in the counsel of many people. We must take advice from the counsel of wise people.
QUESTION: HOW DO WE GROW IN WISDOM FOR OURSELVES?
It is good to gain wisdom from many sources, however, how do we grow in wisdom personally? When all the places we gain wisdom from is not available to us, how do we grow?
Wisdom is a gift from a generous God, and every word He speaks is full of revelation and becomes a fountain of understanding within you. Proverbs 2:6 – (TPT).
Every word God speaks is revelation. Every word He speaks becomes a fountain of understanding. Right there is the answer. He wants to give it to us in generous measures. He doesn’t put it in a far distant place where we have to work hard to find it, He doesn’t put it near us, just look at it, He puts it within us to make it easy to obtain and retain. It will bubble up from inside of us as we drink from His word.
GOD’S WORD IS OUR BLUEPRINT.
When we are searching for wisdom and understanding, God’s word is our blueprint by which we measure all other sources. By soaking in His word we will become a fountain of wisdom that flows from inside of us. His word to our spirit creates the filter we need to make wise decisions in this journey of life.
PROVERBS – KNOWN AS THE WISDOM BOOK.
Proverbs 1: 1-7 tells us that if we want to get wisdom, to grow in wisdom, the book of Proverbs is where we will find it.
WISDOM IS LIKE A MEAL .
We all need to eat, right? When we do, we usually take one spoonful at a time because we know we need to digest each mouthful. It is the same with God’s word. When He feeds us, He wants us to take one mouthful at a time. In fact, one mouthful of God’s word will fill us with His assurance for a long time. We need the whole meal, but if we try and stuff it all in our mouths at once, we will choke and not benefit from each portion.
I remember when my husband and I went to Italy for the first time, it was overwhelming. We took a tour of the Vatican, the colosseum and all the surrounding ancient ruins. As we were being told the history of the place, both physical and spiritual, it got to a point where I said to my husband, I am loving this so much, but I literally cannot take any more in. I need to process what is already in my brain before I listen to more information. I loved what I was hearing, I wanted more, but I knew what I had already heard would not sink in if I tried to cram more information in on that day.
Wisdom is like that. Once we get a taste of it’s goodness and benefits, we want more of it, however, as I said before, just like a good meal, if we try and take in more than a mouthful at a time, we don’t have the ability to digest the first bite, and it will become indigestible. We know we have taken in food, but we didn’t really enjoy the texture, the taste and the aroma of it. It was just something we swallowed. We need to take a little bite at a time, allowing it to linger for a while in order to capture its flavour and goodness before we swallow it down. Then after it is digested, without realizing it, the benefits of that good food is working in our body to make it strong. Now, we are ready for another bite.
By carefully nourishing ourselves with wisdom, we will not only become wise for ourselves, but it will do others good as well because they will see that we are becoming a fountain of wisdom and understanding that is flowing from the word of God and His Holy Spirit whisper.
WHAT DOES WISDOM LOOK LIKE?
Familiar example of a wisdom meal.
Hold on to loyal love and don’t let go, and be faithful to all that you’ve been taught. Let your life be shaped by integrity, with truth written upon your heart. 4 That’s how you will find favor and understanding with both God and men, then you will gain the reputation of living life well. Proverbs 3: 3-4 (TPT).
We can chew on that one for a long time.
When you are seeking wisdom amidst the noise, check the blueprint of God’s word.
Trust God in your journey.
2 thoughts on “Wisdom”
Thank you so much Deb. I love this blog. So true.
On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 3:22 PM DESTINED FOR PURPOSE wrote:
> Deborah Hilton posted: ” 6 Hold on to wisdom, and it will take care of > you. Love it, and it will keep you safe. 7 Wisdom is the most important > thing; so get wisdom. If it costs everything you have, get > understanding.8 Treasure wisdom, and it will make you great; hold on to i” >