Proverbs 18:2 A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart.
God or self? Wise or foolish?
Wisdom and understand! Where does it come from and where does it dwell? It does not come from nor dwells with men, but of and with God.
Yes, the Lord God is the source of ALL wisdom and understanding. It is the wisdom of God that leads us to understanding truth and righteousness.
Proverbs 2:6 All wisdom comes from the Lord, and so do common sense and understanding.
King Solomon, who is described in scripture as the wisest amongst men states that a fool has no pleasure in learning and understanding truth because that person is too centered on his or herself and their desire to speak their opinion verses hearing wisdom and truth from God’s Word.
Haste without wisdom, understanding and knowledge makes one a fool.
God Himself declares in Proverbs 8:35- For whoever finds me finds life and obtains the favor of the LORD.
James 3:17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
A fool’s heart has his or her priority set on self opinions and ideas not God’s truth. A fool takes delight in expressing their opinion and being heard with much saying rather than learning. Tfocus here is self and not God.
Contrary to a fool, the wise man or woman delights in the law of God more than anything else. He or she knows that God’s wisdom, understanding and truth brings joy and pleasure, but, of course not without counsel, correction and or rebuke for the heart of man is deceitful and can not be trusted.
We must learn to guard our hearts for out of it flows the issues of life.
Believe it or not but trusting self wisdom is dangerous, short lived and beneficial to no one and it eventually leads to destruction of self.
The call today is to seek the wisdom of God so that we may be taught how to gain true wisdom, knowledge and understanding that will enable us to live the life that God created for us to live in and through Him according to HIs will for our lives by way of a personal relationship with Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 12:15 The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.
While wisdom leads to life, folly leads to spiritual death and eternal separation from God if you die in your state of separation and rejection of God and His Word while you yet lived.
Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
True wisdom and understanding has been revealed to us by God in the Word of God. Colossians 2:3-4 3 but all wisdom and knowledge are hidden away in him. 4 I tell you these things to keep you from being fooled by fancy talk.
John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.
The sad reality is that without Christ, many are headed for the tragic ending of the fool and all scoffers of God, but, the good news is that through faith in , dependence on and obedience to Jesus Christ, we who have receive and accept God’s counsel will be found among the wise.
Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
James 3:13-Do any of you have wisdom and insight? Show this by living the right way with the humility that comes from wisdom.
Wise or foolish? God or self?
A wise man or woman seeks wisdom and counsel from the Lord! Fools seek self counsel and wisdom from self.
Which describes you on today? Is it God seeking or self seeking? I can only hope and pray that your counsel comes from God who is the all knowing God and Might Counselor!
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