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God Gives Wisdom through His Word

DDCommunity: God Gives Wisdom through His Word

Pay Attention to Biblical Wisdom

The Narrator reminds us that God gives wisdom through His Word in our continuing dialog with The Father and His Child. As we connect to God’s Word, He guides us with His wisdom in the way we should go.

Doesn’t wisdom call out? Doesn’t understanding make her voice heard? At the heights overlooking the road, at the crossroads, she takes her stand. Beside the gates leading into the city, at the main entrance, she cries out: “People, I call out to you.”

Proverbs 8:1–4 CSB

Wisdom calls out in the street; she makes her voice heard in the public squares. She cries out above the commotion; she speaks at the entrance of the city gates: “How long, inexperienced ones, will you love ignorance? How long will you mockers enjoy mocking and you fools hate knowledge? If you respond to my warning, then I will pour out my spirit on you and teach you my words.

Proverbs 1:20–23 CSB

The Father teaches:

Learn to be shrewd, you who are inexperienced; develop common sense, you who are foolish. Listen, for I speak of noble things, and what my lips say is right. For my mouth tells the truth, and wickedness is detestable to my lips. All the words from my mouth are righteous; none of them are deceptive or perverse. All of them are clear to the perceptive, and right to those who discover knowledge. Accept my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold. For wisdom is better than jewels, and nothing desirable can equal it.

Proverbs 8:5–11 CSB

His Child remembers:

Every word of God is pure; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. 

Proverbs 30:5 CSB

The Father reminds:

I possess good advice and sound wisdom; I have understanding and strength. It is by me that kings reign and rulers enact just law; by me, princes lead, as do nobles and all righteous judges.

Proverbs 8:14–16 CSB

His Child contemplates:

There is gold and a multitude of jewels, but knowledgeable lips are a rare treasure.

Proverbs 20:15 CSB

The Father loves:

I love those who love me, and those who search for me find me. With me are riches and honor, lasting wealth and righteousness. My fruit is better than solid gold, and my harvest than pure silver. I walk in the ways of righteousness, along the paths of justice, giving wealth as an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries.

Proverbs 8:17–21 CSSB

His Child rehearses:

Get wisdom—how much better it is than gold! And get understanding—it is preferable to silver.

Proverbs 16:16 CSB

The Father advises:

“And now, sons, listen to me; those who keep my ways are happy. Listen to instruction and be wise; don’t ignore it. Anyone who listens to me is happy, watching at my doors every day, waiting by the posts of my doorway. For the one who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but the one who misses me harms himself; all who hate me love death.”

Proverbs 8:32–36 CSB

His Child understands:

One who follows divine instruction will be happy.

Proverbs 29:18 CSB

How’s your prayer life?

Are you a little child who listens well to The Father’s instructions? Do you talk to Him in ways that evidence a connected relationship with Him? Become a little child and access the wisdom God gives through His Word!

How’s your parenting?

Are you teaching your children that God gives wisdom through His Word? Do they understand that the one who follows divine instruction will be happy? Be sure to point them to the riches of Christ that are better than all other riches!

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