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Posted June 26, 2008
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!... Proverbs 16:16
As I grow older I really admire those wise women I've gotten to know over the years. To tell the truth I haven't known too many that I put in the category of wise, but there are a few that really stand out and that I've had the privilege to know.
As life goes on I really can see why Solomon asked God for wisdom more than anything else he could have chosen. When you are wise, you make wise decisions and have better judgment. In turn the outcomes are better.
If we were full of wisdom, think how much better our parenting would be. Think how much better our finances would be. Think about how much better our relationships would be. It sure makes me want to be a wisdom getter!
Look at these passages in Proverbs that talks about getting wisdom.
Proverbs 4:5--"Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not..."
Proverbs 4:7--"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom..."
Proverbs 16:16--"How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!..."
If we are going to "get" wisdom, we are going to have to seek it out. All through the book of Proverbs, we see Solomon's words to us concerning those who are wise and who would be wise.
If you read through the Proverbs you'll see things that involve action where getting wisdom is concerned, such as "turn away", "understand", "hear", "listen" "forget not" "receive", "lay up knowledge", "keep instruction", "seek knowledge".
I think this shows us that we need to work at having wisdom. We have to learn how to listen to others, learn to trust God and seek Him, learn to broaden our minds, learn to educate ourselves in all areas of our lives.
I hope I can learn to have wisdom and also learn to use it. I remember studying the life of David a few years back and one of the verses that still sticks in my mind from that study is 1 Samuel 18:14,
And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.
I know there were times later in his life that David didn't behave wisely or he wouldn't have got caught up with Bathsheba, but at this point in his life, he was right where he should be with God.
I wonder if I behave myself wisely in all my ways like David did. I hope I can learn to do that. I know personally I need to spend more time in God's Word. I know my relationship with the Lord is where it all begins.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel,and marrow to thy bones. Proverbs 3:5-8
I hope as I grow older that someone will think of me as wise. I've kind of always went with the feeling that you accumulate wisdom throughout life and I know that's part of it, but lately I see the need to really get out there and seek wisdom.
I think that to do that I really just need to know God more so I think that's where I'll start.
So, are you out to get some wisdom?
Copyright ©2008 Julia Bettencourt
Scripture References are from the King James Version.
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