Thursday, December 3, 2009

Benefits of Godly Wisdom

Human wisdom fails us in more ways than we know. It falls short of the spiritual wisdom that we can gain only from God. He desires that we have this wisdom but we must seek it, desire it. When we seek the wisdom this world has to offer we risk much and will make mistakes in our decisions. We will also loose our focus on the things of God and will have an attitude of self- sufficiency. The benefits of God's wisdom are so numerous but Proverbs 3:13-18,21-24, gives us a good idea of some of them.

"Happy is the man (or lady) that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth

understanding. For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver,

and the gain thereof than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies:

and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is everyone that

retaineth her.....keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life

unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely,

and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid:

yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet"

According to this passage, having godly wisdom influences our:

  • Happiness( verses 13,18)

  • Length and quality of life,(v 16,18,22)

  • Wealth (v.16)

  • Honor (v.16)

  • Ways (v.17)

  • Peace (v. 17,24)

  • Safety (v.23)

What are some of the responsibilities you have in your home and life? Would the promised benefits of godly wisdom listed in Proverbs help you fulfill those responsibilities? How? Remember if you are not yet married and are waiting for God to send you someone, this is your preparation time. You should be preparing for that time. While all the homemaking skills are needed and important you will be most beneficial to your future husband if you gain godly wisdom. You will be the Proverbs 31 lady and he will have found the greatest treasure, apart from God, in you. What a blessing. God is good all the time; his love and care for us is unmeasurable.(:

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