Proverbs 1:1-7 ESV
 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:
 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,
 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;
 to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—
 Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,
 to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.
 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Reflection . . .
Here’s what wisdom does: It gives us . . .
- Wise dealings
- Righteousness and a sense of equity
- Knowledge and discretion
- Learned understanding
Get knowledge and wisdom, get all these things, and more!
It all starts with the Fear of the Lord; a holy reverence for God. Many attempt to gain all these things through human efforts without reverence for God and end up with a lot of information and knowledge that they can even teach, but lack the profound depth that only God can give.