Steps to Wisdom

Wisdom Is The Principal ThingWe have been engaged in a study on the topic of Wisdom for the past couple of Tuesday nights and I though I would recap just a few things that we have discussed. Scripture says that “wisdom is the principal thing” (Prov. 4:7). That would simply mean “the chief thing; the first in place, time, order or rank.” Wisdom is certainly something to be desired.

The Bible also gives us a little insight into the value of wisdom. It is valued above rubies (Prov 8:11) and above gold (Prov. 16:16). In Job chapter 28 we read that its value exceeds that of onyx, sapphire, crystal,  jewels of fine gold, coral, pearls, rubies, and topaz. The wise man who penned Proverbs covered it all when he said, “For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it” (Prov. 8:11).  Did you catch that? “All things that may be desired.” That pretty well covers it. What things do you desire? Wisdom is more precious than those. It is truly “the principal thing.”

So what are some steps to attain this wisdom? In Job 28:12, the question is asked; “But where shall wisdom be found?” That’s a good question for us to ask as well and it deserves a Bible answer. I will list a few steps for your consideration:

Seek for Her
Prov. 2:4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

The Word of God
Ps. 19:7
The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

With Wise Men
Prov. 13:20
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

With the Elderly
Job 12:12
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Godly Counsel
Prov. 12:15
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
See also: Prov. 13:10, Prov. 15:31, Prov. 19:20

Listen
Prov. 2
1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

Pray for It
James 1:5
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. (“Liberally” – Bountifully. He’s not stingy with it.)

Once we see and comprehend the value of wisdom, we will surely pray and seek to attain it. May God grant us all more of His wisdom today. Please join us in Tuesday evening Bible Study at 7:30 and let’s seek for it together!

 

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