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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

TRUE WISDOM

Proverbs 1:5  ... let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance …

wise adj 1a: marked by deep understanding, keen discernment, and a capacity for sound judgment; b: exercising or showing sound judgment.

dis•cern•ing adj 1: showing insight and understanding.

          In the introduction to Proverbs, Solomon speaks of the beginning of wisdom being reverence and awe for Almighty God. Two verses up from that is this verse which tells us that a man with keen discernment and insight can add to their learning and receive guidance from the proverbs God has passed on through David’s son. Verse 7 concludes by saying that fools despise wisdom and instruction; that could be because they have deluded themselves into believing they know all there is to know. A truly wise man is one who is open to constructive criticism and is not afraid to learn something new.

          In Ecclesiastes, Solomon chases after folly and in the end comes to the stark realization that everything is merely a chasing after the wind and therefore unattainable. He understood all over again what he already knew in his heart, that nothing supersedes Almighty God. It is sad when an individual rejects wise counsel. In the end it reveals their ignorance and arrogance. As true believers, we are told to heed the wisdom freely offered in Proverbs and in fact, throughout the Holy scriptures. The true folly is in ignoring such wisdom for it comes directly from our Heavenly Father to us.

WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!