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Bible Reading: Proverbs 1.1-6

The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: To know wisdom and instruction, to discern the sayings of understanding, to receive instruction in wise behavior, righteousness, justice and equity; to give prudence to the naïve, to the youth knowledge and discretion, a wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire counsel, to understand a proverb and a figure, the words of the wise and their riddles.  Proverbs 1.1-6

We all lack wisdom.  We don’t like to admit that, but we do. 

When I think of wisdom, I think of Olympic swimmers.  I love to watch the Summer Olympics and to see the swimmers compete and be the first to get to the wall.  For a swimmer it is all about getting to the wall.  That is how I see wisdom.  We need to get to the wall of wisdom.  In the waters of life things can be tough and decisions need to be made.  We need wisdom.

In the scriptures, we have one whole book that is about wisdom.  It is Proverbs.  This book is full of insights and commands that are timeless truth and wisdom.  Many are written by Solomon who became king of Israel and sought and received wisdom and knowledge from the Lord.  The purpose of these proverbs is to produce the skill of godly living by wisdom and instruction and that one would have discernment. 

Wisdom is more than knowledge alone, but the skill of living a godly life as God intended for us to live, that we would live morally right and be mature with discernment; to make good choices, to live righteously, to conform to the will and standard of God and please our Creator.  So, we can live wisely, but also impart it as well.

We need to get to the wall of wisdom.  James 1.5 says, But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  God gives us wisdom. 

Enjoy our journey through this great book of wisdom.  Get to the wall.   

Memory Verse: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.  Proverbs 1.7