Valuable Wisdom

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Today's reading: Proverbs 3:13-35

In the second half of Proverbs 3 Solomon turns to wisdom, a subject he was certainly knowledgeable about being the wisest man to ever live (see I Kings 3:1-12). So in verses 13-35, Solomon schools us a bit on wisdom, giving us three different looks at this valuable quality.

  • Look 1: Verses 13-18 lay out before us the value of wisdom--better than gain from silver and gold, more precious than jewels, bringing pleasantness and peace, being a tree of life to her possessors.
  • Look 2: Verses 19-20 highlight God's wisdom from the perspective of His creation.
  • Look 3: Then in verses 21-35 we are given practical instruction on wise living, paired with benefits of living wisely and rightly--life to our soul, helps us walk securely and not be afraid.

What benefits from possessing wisdom stood out to you from Proverbs 3:13-35, and why? What motivation do you draw from knowing that "the wise will inherit honor" (vs. 35)? How are you seeking and pursuing wisdom? Tami

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I alwalys like Proverbs because of its simplistic approach, that happens to be the complete opposite of ones thinking if they are not observing the word of God. The benefits from possessing wisdom is we are given a didactic, moral compass to decipher right from wrong, and alas a reward is guaranteed. Doesn't get better than that.

God scorns the scornful, but favors the humble (v. 34). Humility is an important part of wisdom. Further, God is not just fair to the humble, He favors them. It is a quality I want to pursue, walking humbly past those who scorn God in this life. How can I cultivate humility? It occurs to me that if I have a right understanding of God's word my place in God's creation, if I put Him first in all things, if I die to myself and live for others, I will be on a road to humility.

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