Proverbs, Wisdom

Seek Wisdom

Proverbs 2

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding (v6).

Solomon understood the immense benefits and the value of seeking the wisdom of God. He instructs us to be attentive to wisdom, turn our hearts to understanding and to call out for insight (v2,3). We are to seek it out diligently and search for it like a precious hidden treasure (v4).

The Lord has an abundance of wisdom to give to those who follow His laws. He will guard and watch over those who walk in His ways. The true path will be clear for wisdom will come into your heart (v10)… understanding will guard you, delivering you from the way of evil (v11,12).

Wisdom also protects us from getting led astray by those who have abandoned the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness (v13). Wisdom opens our eyes to those whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways (v15).

Solomon encourages us to pursue wisdom, knowledge and understanding, for in doing so we will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous (v20).

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