My Son, Listen to What I Say
Today’s Text: Proverbs 2:1-7; 4:7, 18
King Solomon underscores not only the importance of wisdom, but also the effect of wisdom in the following texts:
PROVERBS 2:1-7; 4:7, 18
“My son, listen to what I say,
and treasure my commands.
Tune your ears to wisdom,
and concentrate on understanding.
Cry out for insight,
and ask for understanding.
Search for them as you would for silver;
seek them like hidden treasures.
Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
and you will gain knowledge of God.
For the Lord grants wisdom!
From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He grants a treasure of common sense to the righteous.
Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.”
Solomon urged his son and all who read his words to wholeheartedly seek wisdom. He stresses that genuine wisdom comes only from knowing God who is the source of all wisdom.
It is significant that when societies neglect God, they suffer a corresponding deficit of common sense. On the other hand, for those who choose to follow God, the blessing of God-given wisdom and resultant common sense will increase and illumine the path through life.
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. With 40 plus years of ministry experience, Rev. McCracken is known for authenticity in communicating biblical truth that makes his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
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1) (Masada sunrise), By יוסי שוורץ [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios.