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Proverbs 2:6-15

"The Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding" (Proverbs 2:6). What a clear, understandable message. And, these words provide us with confirmation that the more we seek to grow in our relationship with God, the more knowledge and understanding we'll attain. Sounds like a good plan to me! :)

Based on Proverbs 2, what are the benefits of having godly wisdom? What are some examples of how you have experienced these benefits? Tami W.

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Interesting how worldly wisdom denies God and His ways, yet " the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding"

This stands out:

Proverbs 2:10-15
10 for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; 11 discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you, 12 delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech, 13 who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, 14 who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil, 15 men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways.

So, men who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil, 15 men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways...

These men are the devil's advocates.

Yesterday there was an article presented from the perspective of the world, trying to support alternate sexuality and decry so called hate crimes in Indonesia.
Yet it revealed the exposure of one child to a man who "rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil" and that sin has helped to create the man who is now acting leader of the Executive branch of this U.S. Gov. He supports this perverseness today which the Word (Logos) clearly identifies as "an abomination".

His statutes , not our traditions.

Grace and Peace

Biblical wisdom fosters true joy, understanding, and protection from all the world throws at you.

Even in my moments of frustration or lowness, there's joy to be found in beyond the emotion and conflict, understanding of what may be happening and how to seek Him moving forward, and ultimate safety in the arms of God.

...and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. The knowledge in my heart that convicted me of sin before and made me feel awful inside has now become a comforter of my soul, knowing that I will not stray or fall because of it. Our sweet Lord has given us the way to clearly see what is right and wrong, and I am so very happy that that's not all of it, but there is so much more for me yet to come. This is part of the hope He has given to us all, that once we are saved, we will stay that way. Often times as I face hardships in my life (and there are plenty), I've been able lately to just rest in that knowledge, and know that the wisdom is there, and I can count on it when I need it. Thank you Holy Spirit! I'll do my part on behalf of Jesus, and He'll do His part on behalf of the Father, and these hardships and the people who bring them to me will be taken care of by Him. This's definitely a shield and a refuge! I'm finally feeling like I'm doing things right, and it is a blessing to my soul! Thank you, Jesus!

By having wisdom it helps you to undersatnd things and to be able to discern area in our lives and the more were into his word the more it is a part of us. God has helped me to see things through wisdom and to have a peace over many situations in my life and to know that hes in control.

You no longer listen to yourself, you wait for the holyspirit to move within you. This is wisdom and it saves you from hardships that occur when you are only listening to the worlds views. This discernment is a critical part to walking the walk otherwise, confusion and babel take precedent and the way to God is misconstrued.

We need wisdom because we will allow our emotions to override what is right. Having wisdom is the ability to discern the qualities in a relationship. Wisdom is making the right decision at the right time and not having to compromise what is right. With everything that is going on in the world today if it wasn't for the spiritual wisdom that God has given me I don't know what predictament I would be in. So I thank God for wisdom as I live everyday in a world that look at your outward appearance and not your inner. God is awesome and he will give us wisdom if we ask for it.

Based on Proverbs 2, what are the benefits of having godly wisdom?
- When we are given wisdom we are able to know right from wrong, good from evil
- we can understand God's Word through the Holy Spirit
- we can walk uprightly
- we can seek God's forgiveness when we sin and not cast it off as "not a big thing"
What are some examples of how you have experienced these benefits?
- persons have tried to bribe me with money for different things and because I know it is wrong I let these people know I have no intention of ever dealing with them
- entice me to attending an event that in my mind is nt one for me to attend
These are just a few

The awe of God surpasses politics, surmounts the normal irritations of daily living and gives us fresh hope, even when all seems over forever. Wisdom is no less than waiting patiently for immutable God to act--always in our best interests.

God gives me wisdom every day.

The Perrenial Philosophy described by Huxley and others, holds that there is an ulimate reality at the basis of all religions, whether it be Christianity, Hinduism or Islam. The comfort we should find in knowing that so many,many seekers of God have found Him and guide their lives thereby should give us all hope.

Well Robert, I have not read your Huxley book, but looking around seeing what others say that like it....i am inspired to say: syncretism is one of many lies.. Sorta the fruit of post-modernism...which of course is denial of all metanarratives..

As C. S. Lewis put it in a series of BBC radio talks later published as the book Mere Christianity. (one I highly recommend you read)

" I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse."

This fundamental understanding was held by the American preacher Mark Hopkins in his book Lectures on the Evidences of Christianity (1846), based on lectures delivered in 1844.[1] Another early example of this fundamental understanding was by the Scots preacher "Rabbi" John Duncan (1796–1870), around 1859-60:[2]

"Christ either deceived mankind by conscious fraud, or He was Himself deluded and self-deceived, or He was Divine. There is no getting out of this trilemma. It is inexorable."

Others who held to this includes Reuben Archer Torrey (1856–1928)[3] and W. E. Biederwolf (1867–1939).[4]

The Philosophy of Huxley and others ultimately denies Jesus at His WORD (Logos),

So: Huxley's ultimate so called reality at the basis of all religions, whether it be Christianity, Hinduism or Islam. would be saying that the claims of each are untrue. (denial of all metanarratives).
Why this would comfort is beyond me. I mean, knowing that so many "seekers" of God have denied His own claim and thereby ultimately, Him...? should not give anyone hope.

See:
law of non-contradiction (LNC) (or the principle of non-contradiction (PNC), or the principle of contradiction) is the second of the three classic laws of thought. It states that contradictory statements cannot both at the same time be true, e.g. the two propositions "A is B" and "A is not B" are mutually exclusive.

The principle was stated as a theorem of propositional logic by Russell and Whitehead in Principia Mathematica

So, Jesus Himself said:

None come to the Father but by the Son....

His Words, not mine.

, there was an article "in your words/ Ann Elizabeth Wynn" 12/31/2011 titled "wrapping mind around faiths that encompass many beliefs"
It started off stating: "Kyrie, my 13-year-old, was confused". (out of the mouths of babes, I thought)
The article goes on to speak about Unitarian Universalist church teaching everyone celebrates christmas, called "Sources" pagans, diwali, solstice, you can worship whatever touches your heart here! Universalism emerged as "progressive" (just love that stuff) christianity....and became less "exclusively christian" with the influence of transcendentalism in 19th century and humanism in the 20th century. They are as broad a religion as it gets.
They profess: " the mission is to nourish souls, transform lives and 'do' justice."
Their biggest focus fight for 'doing' justice is in "Immigration Law PROTEST & LGBT" (sexual choices) issue".

Of important eternal subjects to choose to focus on "doing", doing this shows their true focus isn't eternal at all.

But consider this, that they
became less "exclusively christian"!

so less "exclusively christian" I guess means less...Christian and more...whatever.

Wow, I bet they read your huxley book.

Imagining, the pain and suffering Jesus went through, and if Huxley et. al were possibly right....for nothing, because you and your mentors say there are many paths.....like Hindus will allow poor to suffer and die in squalor because it's their karma...Mohammadists who say Jesus was a prophet of Olly, born of the virgin, who was not crucified, but will come again and judge/kill all those who say he was crucified, the Moroni-ians who teach Jesus was and is not God, but all their faithful will be gods... all like you....deny what He, Jesus said of Himself.

What He said of Himself is why the Jewish leaders wanted Him dead...blasphemy, making Himself out equal with God Almighty..

In fact, the syncretism, all saved regardless, is a lie from the pit of....i want to be master of myself. Like Noah's grandson Nimrod and his wife Semiramus...and son Tammuz.

That denies the one path, the only path that was foretold in Prophecy.

It is Prophecy that sets Judeo-Christianity apart from ALL other seeker paths Huxley so fondly bundles into one..

So denying God as LORD, YOU want to be the boss of you. You will get the separation from The LORD of heaven that you seek.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syncretism
Syncretism is the combining of different (often contradictory) beliefs, often while melding practices of.......

Grace and Peace, they are until Judgment Day

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