Food for ThoughtProverbs 4:6 Wisdom
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Proverbs 4:6 New International Version

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;     
love her, and she will watch over you.

Attaining wisdom is a critical principle in Christianity.  If we lack wisdom, we lack the ability to make good and godly decisions.    Wisdom holds a life force within it which keeps us on the right path.  The direction we choose is dependent on what we know.  It keeps us focused and it maintains within us a godly confidence that ushers us into the next right step.

James 3:17 (NASB)

17 But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

To forsake wisdom is to ignore the abundance of insightful treasures we need to succeed in life. We cannot prosper spiritually, mentally and physically without its powerful revelations.

There is a promise to these words; in keeping our heart open to wisdom and listening well to its instruction, we will be counseled away from danger onto roads of grace and peace.   

There are several ways of acquiring this godly wisdom, but first it must start with God.

Proverbs 9:10 (NKJV)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

We must feed on God’s wisdom in His word and find the value in its spiritual insight. This paired with listening to the Holy Spirit allows us entrance into places of understanding that bring hope, and strength.   

Luke 12:12(ESV) 

The Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.

There are many areas in our life that wisdom can affect positively and we need to keep ourselves positioned so that we can receive wisdom.

We find that place in the way of communication

Proverbs 10:19 (HCSB) 

When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is wise.

Going to the Father for wisdom.

Allowing others, whom we know hear from God, to minister to us and stepping back from knowing it all.

Proverbs 12:15 (ESV) 

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,     
but a wise man listens to advice.

In the way we respond…..

Proverbs 17:27-28 (ESV) 

27. Whoever restrains his words has knowledge,
and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.  

28. Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;    
when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

Challenge:  Ask God for wisdom.  Pursue wisdom through the word of God and fellowshipping with believers.  Look up “verse wisdom” and meditate on these verses.

God bless


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