A New Testament Call To Wisdom

Wisdom is the mind of God revealed. To understand how to become wise , we need to listen to his wisdom calling and instructing us through out the book of proverbs. God is more than willing to give us his wisdom and advice, we just need to be willing to listen and refuse to let pride stand in our way. We mustn’t think we know better then God or feel we have no need for his direction and guidence, otherwise we have only fallen into foolish pride.

I know this next part may seem a little long but please stay and continue to read. I feel there is some important things in here that God is weighing on my heart to tell you about 💗

Proverbs 1:1-33 kjv

1 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; 2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;  4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. 5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: 6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

7 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause: 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 13 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 15 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path: 16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood. 17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird. 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. 19 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: 21 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you. 24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; 27 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

  • Knowledge is plentiful, but wisdom is scarce.
  • Be open to the advice and learning from others.
  • Actions speak louder then words
  • Unfortunately, sin is attractive
  • Wisdom is the mind of God revealed
  • Don’t fall into foolish pride.

The first step to wisdom is to “fear the LORD,” to honour and respect God, to live in awe of his power. Is your faith in God controling your attitude and actions?

According to Solomon the kind of person who is a know-it-all, and has a dogmatic opinion about everything is a fool and is one of the most annoying types of people. Dont be a know-it-all!

“A fool is not someone with a mental deficiency, but someone with a character deficiency, such as being rebellious, lazy, or angry. The fool is not dumb or stupid, but is unable to tell right from wrong or good from bad.”

Values in our home is important. This is how children learn values, morals, and priorities by watching how, us as parents, are acting every day in every situation. The most important role model in a child’s life is the same sex parent. If parents show a deep dependance and relationship with God and live the faith, the child will catch on.

Sin offers a quick fix and easily makes us feel like “one of the crowd.” (Still feeling alone, still not feeling like you belong, like something is missing, lost, never feeling fulfilled, at peace etc.) When we go along with others and refuse to listen to the truth we are creating our own shipwreck. Turn and run from sin. It is not cowardly, but brave.

“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live fish to go against the flow.”W. C. Fields

Sin, even when it is attractive is still deadly. Try to make your choices by praying to God, being guided by scripture and thinking about the long term effects, not based off of an instant pleasure that has a flashy appeal. In the long run, that flashy appeal is only a cover up, its a trap from the devil. (This makes me think of sugar…it taste good at the moment then you feel yucky afterwards, and what it does to your insides…eew right?) Pray to God to help reveal these traps to uou so he can help you over come them as well.

Being “greedy of gain” is one of satan’s most dependable traps. He relies on this trap because it is so easy to get people to fall in it. It begins when he puts the idea in our heads that we can not live without some possession or more money. It then consumes our minds and becomes an obsession where it is all we can think about and focus on. Satan would rather us have our focus on that, then on our faith in God. The one who is true to us and loves us. Pray that Gods spirit will help you over come this as well.

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