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.
For those who follow God, on the other hand, the blessing of God-given wisdom and resultant common sense will continue to increase and illumine the path of Believers making their way through life.
IMAGE CREDIT: (Masada sunrise), By יוסי שוורץ [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios
© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only. Repost/Reprint with permission from the author. Scripture from the NLT, emphasis added.