Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wisdom

This week I took a shot at answering a few questions on Yahoo Answers.  I quickly came to the conclusion that a good many people--to put it nicely--are totally clueless.  

The only reason I would recommend following my example and answering a few questions at Yahoo Answers is if you're seeking proof against natural selection and the evolution of the human species.

When the Lord came to King Solomon and told Solomon he could have whatever he wanted, Solomon asked for wisdom.

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."  --Proverbs 4:7

 In Proverbs 8:35-36, Wisdom says, "Whosoever findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favor of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul:  all they that hate me love death."

How do we find wisdom? 

 We find it in the Bible.  Proverbs 9:10 tells us "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.  We read God's word so we can know more about Him, what He desires, and what His will is.  We fear God (We respect Him.  We do not do anything that displeases Him).

We learn from experience, and we are willing to listen to other's advice.  (Proverbs 15:31-32)

We remember that God's wisdom is often different from the conventional wisdom.  God said in Isaiah 55:9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."  If you are in-tune to the wisdom of God, you will be peculiar!  The Apostle Paul tells us "the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God," and "The foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than man."

We ask the Lord for wisdom, just like Solomon asked.  James 1:5 says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."  God was so pleased with Solomon's request for wisdom that he gave him long life, riches, and honor in addition.  The Lord wants us to be "wise as serpents and harmless as doves."

The Lord can lead and direct our steps if we keep our eyes on Him.  He doesn't want us to go through life blindly.  He's the best answer, and He's the only one who can give us the wisdom we need to tell the difference between right and wrong--so we aren't clueless.

"Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.  

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, 
and the gain thereof than fine gold.  She is more precious than rubies: 
and all things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.  

Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.  

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.  

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: 
and happy is every one that retaineth her."
--Proverbs 3:13-18

4 comments:

  1. The woman of Rev 12 is now here. She is not a church, she is not Israel, and she is not Mary. She is the prophet like unto Moses and Elijah Matt 17:3, Acts 3:21-23, Luke 1:17 delivering the true word John 1:1 from the wilderness Rev 12:6 to prepare a people for the Lord’s return. God our Father will not put any child of his into a hell fire no matter what their sins. It never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer7:31, Jer 19:5. Turn your heart to the children of God. A gift is now delivered to the whole world as a witness Matt 24:14. http://minigoodtale.wordpress.com Prove all things.

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  2. Thanks for the comment, val. I don't agree with your interpretation of scripture, but we know that God's word is the true wisdom. Keep reading your Bible!

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  3. Hello Bethany,
    Your post is marvelous and I agree with that "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom" and I understand that this fear is the fullfilling of His commandments.
    Have a nice day!

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  4. Hola Henry ¡Amén! Gracias y Dios te bendiga :)

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