22 September 2011

Wisdom - Part 1

Wisdom is precious and not easily obtained. I have found true wisdom to be a rare commodity. For me, the source of wisdom that is worth pursuing comes from God. 

In the Bible, the purpose of the book of Proverbs is for "gaining wisdom and instruction, for understanding words of insight; receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair."
That is the kind of wisdom I desire. 

Below I have shared a passage worth reflecting upon. It is worth your your time. 

Moral Benefits of Wisdom - Proverbs 2:1-22 

My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 
[2] turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, 
[3]  and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 
[4]  and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 
[5]  then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

[6]  For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
[7]  He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 
[8] for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   [9]  Then you will understand what is right and just and fair---every good path.                               
[10]  For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
[11]  Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. 
[12]  Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are commodity
[13]  who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
[14]  who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
[15] whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
[16] It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
[17] who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.
 [18] For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. 
[19]  None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. 
[20]  Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.
[21]  For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;
[22]  but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

Do you seek God's wisdom? or the wisdom of the world from your friends, family,
colleagues and acquaintances. 
Or perhaps from the internet or from sound bites and snippets from various sources?

I used to and if I am not careful,  I will seek wisdom from other sources before I seek what God has to say and reveal to me. 
What source is totally reliable and best for you? The wisdom of the world or the wisdom of God. 

You get to choose which path you will take. 

You can find God's wisdom and truth in the BibleHave you read it?

Resources: How To Recieve Eternal Salvation

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hello Julie,
Just wanted to share something with you regarding your Wisdom posting yesterday on  your “Just a little peanut” blog.  We have our initial consultation with Dr Wasserman on Oct 3rd.  I have been going back and forth in my mind about whether  I should go thru with the program, not go thru with it, wait until my daughter is older etc…anyways, last night I decided I would just ask God to help me make that decision.  To be my guide and leave me with a definite feeling of yes or no after our appointment.  Anyways, that was yesterday.  Came to work this morning and tried to log into my yahoo email.  For the past 3 weeks our firewall has been blocking yahoo so haven’t had a chance to check it.  Well this morning I was able to get in and I saw your email about Wisdom.  It made me cry because its exactly what I prayed for the night before and to have it come from your blog was even more amazing as that is where I wanted wisdom for….the peanut program.  So, just wanted to share with you how that posting not only was so fitting but the timing as well.  Thank you for posting!