Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Proverbs 1:1-7 ESV
[1] The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel:

[2] To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight,

[3] to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity;

[4] to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth—

[5] Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance,

[6] to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles.

[7] The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Reflection . . .

Here’s what wisdom does: It gives us . . .

  • Instruction
  • Understanding
  • Wise dealings
  • Righteousness and a sense of equity
  • Prudence
  • Knowledge and discretion
  • Learning
  • Guidance
  • 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.