Proverbs 4:7 Seek Godly Wisdom


Proverbs 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

NLT-Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good understanding.

There are a lot of things we as people aim for in life. There are many pursuing things in life that are of no importance. Temporary things!

One question after another daily runs through the minds of many as to what should be their number one goal in life to purse. Some even go as far as creating a list.

In our text, we are told to pursue wisdom and in our pursuit of it, get understanding for it is the principal thing. We are to seek it with all our being for it is indeed the primary thing.

We are to seek understanding of who we are, what is God's purpose for our life and what is our relationship to God as our Father. 

The wisdom we are to desire and pursue is God's wisdom and not the wisdom of the world. This should be our primary goal in life.

God alone is all wise.  He is the source of all wisdom. His wisdom is above all.  Isaiah 55:9-For just as the heavens are higher then the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts. 

Divine wisdom and understanding requires knowing and fearing God who is our creator. 

If we lack wisdom, God is willing to give it to us. Let's listen to James 1:5-if any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 

Proverbs 16:16-How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver!

How do we get the wisdom of God? Wisdom of God has to be desired.

Proverbs 4:8-Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

To prize something and to embrace someone are signs of intense desire and love. Wisdom must be valuable to us. We must be willing to sell all we have to purchase it for wisdom and understanding is a hidden treasure.

The hidden treasures of wisdom and understanding can only be found in the Word of God. That is why it is imperative that we study, meditate and obey God's Word. Psalm 19:7-The instructions of the LORD are perfect, reviving the soul. The decrees of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.

When we seek wisdom and understanding through the scriptures, we are seeking God's wisdom and  not the world's wisdom. 

Seeking God's wisdom means we are setting our minds on things above. Colossians 3:2-Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

Do not love the world and the things of this world. For if you love the world, the love of God is not in you.

Seek Godly wisdom and understanding for it is the key to victorious living in Christ Jesus. Without God's wisdom and understanding, we make choices in life that brings about pain, trouble, poverty and sometimes even death.

Our life on earth and in eternity depends upon the wisdom we choose to understand and live by here and now.

Understanding is connected to wisdom, and it also is an important goal.

Understanding is the power of discernment give by us through God's divine wisdom in His Word. It allows us to see past natural sight into the realm of the spirit, which in turns provides the way for us to make the right decisions in life.

Without understanding, we are easily deceived and led astray, we are confused and without understanding. With understanding from God's Word, we can see what others do not see, and because of what we are able to see, we can avoid the traps of the enemy.  

God's Word should and can be used daily as our prescription on how to be cured of every issue in life. 

We are told in this text that the characteristic of one who is wise is one who fears the Lord. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom that leads to life everlasting, joy unspeakable and peace with God and the peace of God. 

Seek Godly Wisdom on today!


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