“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Moral Benefits of Wisdom

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

“Moral Benefits of Wisdom”, Proverbs 2:1) My son, if thou wilt receive My words, and hide My commandments with thee;  2) So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;  3) Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;  4) If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;  Psalm 19:10; Matthew 6:19-21.  5) Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.  6) For the Lord giveth wisdom:  out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.  7) He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous:  He is a buckler (one that shields and protects) to them that walk uprightly.  8) He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His Saints.  1Samuel 2:9.  9) Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.  10) When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;  11) Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:  Proverbs 6:22.  12) To deliver thee from the way of evil man, from the man that speaketh froward (habitually disobedient) things;  13) Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;  John 3:19; Ephesians 4:19.   14) Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;  15) Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:  16)To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;  17) Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.  Genesis 2:24.   18) For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.  19) None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.  Hebrews 13:4.  20) That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.  21) For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.  22) But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.     

Quest Study Bible – v1-4, What is the difference between wisdom, understanding and insight?  Though closely related, each casts a slightly different hue.  Wisdom seems to be a more general term meaning knowledge that leads to the knowledge of God.  Understanding conveys discernment (to comprehend what is good and evil), and insight refers to a basic grasp of moral and ethical principles as they apply to life. 

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v1-9, The freeness of the gift of wisdom does not do away the necessity of our diligence, John 6:27.  Let them seek and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them.  Observe who are thus favoured.  They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed.  If we depend upon God, He will enable us to keep the paths of judgment.  v10-22, If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices.  When wisdom has domination over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without.  What fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways!  Every wise man will shun such company.  True wisdom will also preserve us from fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul.  Let the sufferings of others be our warnings.  To the wicked the earth is all the Heaven they shall have; to the righteous it is the preparation for Heaven.

More to come and God Bless You. 


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