The Source of Wisdom
Scripture: Proverbs 1:1-2, 7
“The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel for attaining wisdom and discipline; for understanding words of insight; The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge but fools despise wisdom and discipline.” NIV
Observation: Solomon, the richest man ever to live, was wise beyond comparison, because he had asked GOD for wisdom to lead the people as king of Israel. (I Kings 4:29-34) GOD gave him wisdom greater than ever found in a man before. Solomon shared his wisdom with those around him, and he recorded his observations and profound principles for living in the book of the Bible called Proverbs. Solomon could see meaning and understanding in the world around him, and he acknowledged God as creator, and Lord.
Application: My most favorite thing to do is to sit on the porch and listen to the wind chimes, the birds, and crickets as I watch the wind toss the branches of the trees where the squirrels chase each other. My thoughts gravitate to God–no one else could have created this divine masterpiece. I sense the presence of GOD around me and connected with me. In these moments, I ask GOD questions and wait on answers.
The same God who spoke to Solomon, speaks to me when I get quiet enough to listen. He gives me insight into my world, and takes me beyond the physical and teaches me about the spiritual world. In my heart, He speaks, “There’s more than what you see. My power and love are displayed in the creation, but the greater power and love are found in the things you cannot see. I AM God and there is no other god before me. Worship me and me alone. I am jealous for your love.”
You can have God moments like this, too.
I believe God’s Holy Spirit lives in me and it is He who gives me wisdom, insight and understanding. Just like He gave Solomon great wisdom, He will guide me into all truth.
By reading the proverbs of Solomon, we can share in the wisdom and the insights of the wisest man ever to live on earth.
Prayer: LORD, help me to understand you. Grant me insight into the spiritual realm, so I can better live for You. Give me wisdom to see beyond tomorrow and to keep focused on your purpose. AMEN
Read one chapter of Proverbs every day, and you will complete the entire book in 31 days. Some proverbs will make you laugh, some will sound silly, some will be most profound, and others will speak directly to you at a given time in your life with words of wisdom.