Wednesday Wisdom

Perfectly Protected

Proverbs 2:6,7 – For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity.

For the Lord gives wisdomWe are God’s creation and it is only through him that we have the ability to think, to reason and to understand. James 1:5 tells us, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.” If you want to be in-the-know then you need to go to God.

from his mouth come knowledge and understandingYou may be blessed with intellect and have great head knowledge ‘but it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand’ (Job32:8).

he stores up sound wisdom for the upright – this is where spiritual discernment comes in. The upright are those who know and love the Lord and walk in his ways; sound wisdom is reserved and revealed to God’s own people.

he is a shield to those who walk in integrity. Integrity is defined by soundness of moral character, ethical principles, an unimpaired or perfect condition. This certainly verges on being an impossible achievement and yet Hebrews 10:14 says, ‘For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.’ Those He has perfected he has also protected. When we walk according to His direction, He will guard our way.

There is so much more to unpack in this verse. I would encourage you to read it again throughout the day and ask God to reveal what it means for you personally.

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