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Friday, April 28, 2017

Wisdom Starts With Taking God Seriously

In review of Proverbs 9:10 it says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Bottom Line:
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of God results in good judgment.

What this means to me:
If I am to exercise wisdom I must first have reverence for the Lord and take Him seriously. When I do, I open to learning and having knowledge of Him. With this I gain understanding.

Today's verse comes from Proverbs 9 (wisdom and folly.) What I’m learning is that wisdom appeals first to the mind; Folly appeals to the senses. It is easier to excite the senses, but the pleasures of folly are temporary. By contrast, the satisfaction that Wisdom brings lasts forever. Wisdom begins with knowing God. He gives insight into living because he created life. To know God is not just to know the facts about him; we must stand in awe of him and have a relationship with him.

So would I like divine guidance so accurate that I could make decisions with the wisdom of Solomon? Decisions that would cause the prosperity of God to explode in all I do?  Would I like guidance from God that produces peace of mind, self-confidence, divine health, and joy unspeakable?  Would I like to reach my highest potential?

Scripture reveals that this is very easy to have right now. It’s not something I must wait to gain after entering the pearly gates. Today is the day to start gaining divine wisdom, and it’s much easier than I think.

I’m finding that God wants me to have a life without limit! All I need to do is begin to seek His face. I then saturate my life with His Holy Word, knowing He can guide me.