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The Sound of Wisdom

Updated: Dec 7, 2021



There are seasons in my life when I experience major transitions. Some come out of left field and some were choices that I needed to make. Decisions should never be made lightly because they always come with consequences. As we peel away the layers of each decision we ever made, we can see both the blessings and the losses.



The unintentional consequence can be your biggest polishing stone.


As God refines us in the heat of the fire, that is when we mature in our walk with Him. When the fire is the hottest, is when He is the closest.



 

Webster’s dictionary (1828) defines Wisdom as, “the right use or exercise of knowledge; the choice of laudable ends, and of the best means to accomplish them.” It is more than “prudence”.


Wisdom is the exercise of sound judgment

either in avoiding evils or attempting good.


Solomon was deemed the wisest man by having the power of discerning and judging correctly. The mind is “sense and reason”, without the Holy Spirit. Reasoning blocks discernment.



 

Proverbs

1 The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel:

2 for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight;

3 for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;

4 for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young-

5 let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance-

6 for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.

7 the [reverent] fear of the LORD [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome] is the beginning and the preeminent part of knowledge [its starting point and its essence]; But arrogant fools despise [skillful and godly] wisdom and instruction and self-discipline.



 

The fall of man changed God’s original intention for us, but our character is developed by the Word of God and in His commandments. Unforgiveness steals our peace, steals our joy and prevents answered prayer; it hinders God’s presence in our life. Mercy prevents us from being self-centered. Mercy triumphs over judgment.


Is your wisdom of sound judgment?

How are the consequences stacking up against the decisions you make in your life? What can you follow to ensure sound wisdom?


Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

13 Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God [worship Him with awe-filled reverence, Knowing that He is almighty God] and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind.

14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.


It's that simple.



~ Blessings to you my friend.


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