Wisdom and Understanding

2 10 2015


For the past 31 days, we have been going through the Book of Proverbs.  I don’t want to leave it just yet, so let’s talk about it just a little.

In the above picture is says Knowledge of the Holy.  What the verse here says is that the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That is not say you are afraid of God.  That is the you have a deep respect for Him.  You reverence Him.

Job 28 here is departing from evil.  The verse says to Fear the Lord is wisdom, but to depart from evil is understanding.  You see here, that the two go together.  Wisdom and Understanding.  Have reverence for the Lord.  Shun evil.  Run away from it.  Let it not take any part in you.

Psalm 111 here says  doing God’s commandments.  What does this verse say?  The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.  Here it is again.  I am thinking God is saying that it is very important to fear Him.

Now let’s go on here.  A good understanding and a teachable heart are possessed by all those who do the will of the Lord.  Obedience.  Wow.  That can be another study altogether!  As it says in 1 Samuel 15:22 – Obedience is better than sacrifice.  

Let’s put it all together now.  It is very important to Fear God.  When you do this, this is just the beginning of getting wisdom.  Not the wisdom of the world, but wisdom of God.  Through that, you will gain understanding of spiritual things.  How do you do this?  Read His love letter to you – the Bible.  Spend time with him.  Pray.  Take time to communicate with Him.  Yes, that is easier said than done.  I have a problem of putting other things in front of my relationship with my Heavenly Father, but it is essential.  We all struggle with this, but it can be done.

So, let me encourage you today to make it a point to get closer to our Father God, Jesus His Son, and His Holy Spirit.  It is a day to day trek, but oh, so much worth it.