The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel. For learning what wisdom and discipline are, for understanding insightful sayings; for receiving wise instruction in righteousness, justice, and integrity; for teaching shrewdness to the inexperienced, knowledge and discretion to a young man. Proverbs 1:1-4 HCSB
I wish I knew what I know now when I graduated from seminary. Experience is one of life’s best teachers. Wisdom is gained through the personal experience and teaching of others. Perhaps I will someday write a book entitled, “Everything I Wish I Had Learned in Seminary.”
In Matthew 11:19, Jesus said, “Wisdom is vindicated by her deeds.” Romans 11 speaks of the depth of riches in both the wisdom and knowledge of God. Jesus speaks of the wisdom of the man who built his house on the rock in Matthew 7. The Bible is filled with words of wisdom.
Solomon, the son of King David, asked for wisdom when God said He would give him whatever he wanted. God blessed Solomon with great wisdom. The book of Proverbs was written by Solomon and contains a collection of deep spiritual insights drawn from his experience. A proverb is a short, wise, easy-to-remember saying that calls a person to action. Proverbs provide some practical suggestions for effective living.
Challenge: Looking for answers? Looking for meaning in life? Seek wisdom by reading God’s Word. You can find wisdom through a submissive, loving relationship with God.