In this age of information, knowledge is plentiful, but wisdom is scarce. It is said that, “Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much, but Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.”
As we study the book of Proverbs this month, it will become obvious that it deals with the will of man and offers instructions for wise living. Proverbs is a handbook for skillfully living a godly life.
Our scripture today is the foundation for Proverbs. The fear of the Lord is the beginning and sum total of wisdom and knowledge. In other words, it begins and ends with God.
“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.” James 1:5
By “wisdom”, James speaks of knowledge and the ability to make wise decisions in difficult circumstances. Throughout Proverbs, Solomon hands the reader the key that unlocks the door of wisdom. Many have stubbornly refused to accept this key and have instead tried their own methods of acquiring wisdom and failed.
As we begin the second half of “2020” I believe that God wants us to unlock the door of wisdom. This will require an attitude of submission and obedience to God; anything less is not truly a genuine “fear” of God.
Dr. Mike Murdock states that, “Every Problem in your life is simply a wisdom problem”. We must come to the giver of wisdom, God, and experience a relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ.
As we grow in Godly Wisdom, my prayer for you and I is that we allow His wisdom to answer every situation we face.
“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts:
and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.”
CO-PASTOR DR. ELMER HESS, JR.