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The Value of Wisdom


Whitnie Yoder November 18, 2020
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When I was younger, my dad placed high importance on the value of wisdom in the Scriptures. He has spent a lifetime studying Psalms and Proverbs. Although he knows just about everything there is to know, he still believes that he is lacking in wisdom. His example has shown me that we, as Believers, must continually ask the Lord what He has for us to learn about Him.

 

The first nine verses out of Proverbs 2 are what I would like to focus on in this post, but I would like for each of you to go yourselves and read the whole chapter when you’re able.

 

King Solomon gives us several ways to study and seek out the knowledge and understanding of our Lord.

 

Verses 1-4: A treasure worth persuing

 

“My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures:” (Proverbs 2:1-4)

 

Think about all the movies you might have watched about people treasure hunting. What about the great American gold rush in the 40s? Folks went to extraordinary measures to secure that treasure! They thought it of high value and therefore pursued it at all costs. That is what the Psalmist is saying to us here in that 4th verse. We have got to work hard and study diligently to discern the wisdom that is worth having.

 

Verses 5-9: Understanding is the result of seeking

 

“Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. 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 uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.” (Proverbs 2:5-9)

 

Do you hear that? If we intensely seek it, we will then have understanding! When we spend time with our Savior, He will make known to us the most incredible things. The Lord says we will learn something. We will know justice and equity and every right path.

 

I don’t know about ya’ll, but that sounds like something worth having. So, let’s pray for the guidance of the Lord in seeking His extraordinary Wisdom. And let’s get wise.

 


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About the Author

Whitnie Yoder

Whitnie Yoder is a 2020-2021 TeenPact Student Body Representative. She hails from Florida.