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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Proverbs 1:7

"The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of knowledge; (But) the foolish despise wisdom and instruction."

The prerequisite for "wisdom" is the fear of the Lord. This fear means to reverance of God, to show Him honor and to demonstrate respect. Before we can begin the journey of gaining wisdom, we first must bow our hearts before God in humble submission. A proud and haughty spirit cannot receive wisdom.

Wisdom is more than gaining information through the intellect. "Hakam" is one of the Hebrew words translated "wisdom" in English. It does not mean the gathering of information. The idea behind this word is to master the art of living according to God's expectations. To be wise is a process of using God's Word as a guide for daily life decisions.

Wisdom is available to you. You must desire it. You must seek it. If you cry out for wisdom from the Lord. He will give you the desires of your heart.

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