The LORD Gives Wisdom
Many people think they have wisdom, but they do not have the wisdom the LORD gives. He emphasizes that you must seek wisdom, searching for it with zeal as if it were a hidden treasure.
As I encounter many people at the beach, I often hear people claim they have figured out how to live. Of course, they do not seem happy, content, satisfied, or even at spiritual peace with God. Furthermore, it appears to me that their choices have led them to alcoholism, drug addiction, divorce, spiritual poverty, anger, bitterness, and all kinds of problems. Yet, they claim to possess great wisdom they have gleaned from years of “spiritual living.” They seem mired in sin, yet thinking they have found wisdom. Proverbs 2:6, page 1003, reminds us that the LORD gives wisdom, and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding. When I see people preaching their own wisdom, but they do not listen to Jesus Christ, then I know they have not wisdom from God. Also, please notice that God requires us to listen to Him because knowledge 1The Hebrew term for “knowledge” (דַּעַת) refers to insight and true knowledge about things. If it is a qal infinitive construct, it functions as the object, that is, what comes from the mouth of God. As a noun, it also functions as the object coming from the mouth of the LORD. and understanding 2The Hebrew term for “understanding” (תְבוּנָה) means insight into things as they really are. come from His mouth. If you are not listening to Jesus Christ, then you do not have any wisdom worth sharing. Never be confounded by the “wisdom” of people who claim great wisdom, but reject Christ. As born-again believers in Christ Jesus, we may count upon God giving us “wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute” (Luke 21:15, page 1643).
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|1.||↑||The Hebrew term for “knowledge” (דַּעַת) refers to insight and true knowledge about things. If it is a qal infinitive construct, it functions as the object, that is, what comes from the mouth of God. As a noun, it also functions as the object coming from the mouth of the LORD.|
|2.||↑||The Hebrew term for “understanding” (תְבוּנָה) means insight into things as they really are.|