August 29, 2015
What is Wisdom? One definition is to fear the LORD. And Verse 13 says: To fear the LORD is to hate evil… Another definition is having the knowledge of what’s good and bad, and applying it in life. The knowledge of what’s good and bad of course must come from the Word which does not change, and not of the world’s standards, or people’s common sense, which changes over time.
What’s Wisdom good for anyways? Verse 11: for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her. Verse 21: bestowing wealth on those who love me and making their treasuries full. So, wisdom is more precious than anything I can possibly desire, and having it leads to receiving wealth and money from wisdom.
That sounds good and easy, but every day, there is evil in me that manifests itself as sinful thoughts that just automatically pop in my head if I’m not careful to stay spiritually awake and actively fight off.
Proverbs was written supposedly by King Solomon for his son in the old testament before Jesus came. In those days prior to Jesus, wealth and full treasuries was the grand prize, but in today’s terms, in my life, Jesus is the grand prize. When I hold on to Him, HE satisfies me in ways nothing else can, and even gives me wisdom to hold on to Him stronger.
Application: finish reading Leviticus, thanking Jesus for His sacrifice