October 6, 2012

Wisdom is A SHE in The Bible

Proverbs 2:10-11
For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you,
    and understanding will guard you.

Ever concern yourself with your lack of wisdom? Are you the impulsive person who rarely "think" before "doing"? Have you always been associated (by your friends) with emotional outbursts, short-temper, and poor judgment?

If you are, that's great, because I am. Welcome! People normally call us immature, childish, shallow. Yeah, you know, all those popular terms. But that's okay. Having enough courage to admit your weaknesses is one step closer to maturity, and that's great news!

Maturity is a very challenging notion, indeed. We can talk about this concept for hours, and hours, and varying opinions can be aired endlessly. One question you should think about is: Wordly maturity, or Godly maturity?

1 Corinthians 1:19-20, 25
For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.” Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? … For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

The bible says that the worldly wisdom, a.k.a maturity seen from the glasses of the world, is foolish. So let's presume that following God's ways can guarantee us a true understanding, because even God's greatest weakness is still much stronger than human. I don't know if God can ever act foolishly, but the verse says that even if He does, His silly plan will still be wiser than the wisest of human wisest philosophers. That gives me a peace of mind.

Somehow, people always relate maturity with wisdom. They say, the wiser a person is, the more mature he is. What is wisdom, then? This is also another challenging concept, but in a brief, wisdom is summarised in a simple idea: The fear of the Lord.

Job 28:28
And he said to the human race,
    “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
    and to shun evil is understanding.”

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.

Is it hard to attain? None at all. Just ask to the wisest being in this world and you'll be granted with one.

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.

Proverbs 2:6
For the LORD gives wisdom; 
    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Psalm 19:7
The law of the LORD is perfect,
    refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy,
    making wise the simple. 

So, if you think you're lacking wisdom in your life, ask God! He will freely give it to anyone who asks for it. Don't seek wisdom on your own, for she's nowhere to be found. Only God, our Creator, knows where we can find wisdom. And that is solely through Him.

Job 28:12-13,23
But where can wisdom be found?
    Where does understanding dwell?
No mortal comprehends its worth;
    it cannot be found in the land of the living.
God understands the way to it
    and he alone knows where it dwells.

If you think you've already found wisdom. Double check. Is it Godly wisdom, or wordly wisdom? Don't be fooled.

James 3:17
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.

Don't they all sound amazing? Don't you crave sincerity in this fallen world? Seek God will all your heart and your soul. There you'll find wisdom and true understanding, knowledge of good and evil, purity and virtue.

Ask Him for wisdom, and soon enough you'll find it overflowing your mind and you're transformed!

Matthew 7:7-8
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Ask, and you shall receive.


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