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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS



5Get wisdom, get understanding;do not forget my words or turn away from them.6Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;love her, and she will watch over you.7The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have,get understanding. 8Cherish her, and she will exalt you;embrace her, and she will honor you.9She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”

4: 5-7   If you want wisdom, you must decide to pursue it. This will take resolve— a determination not to abandon the effort once you begin, no matter how difficult the journey may become. This is not a once-in-a-lifetime step but a daily process of choosing between two paths— that of the wicked (4: 14-17, 19) and that of the righteous (4: 18). Nothing else is more important or more valuable.

4: 7   David taught Solomon as a young boy that seeking God’s wisdom was the most important choice he could make. Solomon learned the lesson well, at least initially. When God appeared to Solomon and promised to grant any request, Solomon chose wisdom above all else. We also should make God’s wisdom our first choice. We don’t have to wait for God to reveal himself; he has done that in Jesus and in the Bible. We can boldly ask him for wisdom today through prayer. James 1: 5 assures us that God will grant this request.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure that you are striving to gain more of GOD"S wisdom everyday, so you can be prepared for the worlds situations that you WILL be put in and respond in a WISE GODLY MANNER! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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