How many have ignored the voice of wisdom as it came and spoke to us? How many of us have ignored her warnings when we were told to not talk rashly, but to speak softly when someone had insulted us? How many of us have learned how to take one day at a time and to consider only the troubles that are in that day alone?
Some of the troubles that we find ourselves in, are as a result of not applying God’s wisdom to our life’s circumstances. It doesn’t mean that we won’t be surrounded with problems, because this world seems to throw things at us from every angle. But when we have “eyes in our head,” then we can see danger approaching, and we can steer clear of it, when it does come.
We learn the wisdom of not being lured by every get-rich scheme, or spending our money on goods that are extravagant and beyond our means. We learn the value of trusted and true friends. We learn the valuable lesson of honoring our parents and the life lessons that have come from them.
A man or woman doesn’t need to live a life time to learn the ways of wisdom. We soon realize that learning from our mistakes protects us from having to learn some of these things over and over again. One learns soon enough that listening, is more important than always getting our point across to someone else. “When words are many, sin is not absent.” And yet there is a time to talk, a time for peace, a time to love, a time to dance, and to die. Learning “when” and “how” becomes more important sometimes than “what” we are to say.
And yet even with this wisdom that is learned from living through many of life’s experiences, it is not necessarily God’s wisdom. We know that the beginning of wisdom, is the fear and reverence of God. One can read endless books from the past and from great philosophers, and yet this type of wisdom is a far cry from having the deep wisdom that comes from knowing Him, who is the source of true wisdom.
His is a light that shines in the deepest darkness. His wisdom is the kind that smiles when one hears the laughter of a child at play, or watches an old couple walk hand-in-hand for a walk. His wisdom speaks and warns of danger ahead, and prophesies that we must make the most of our time, because the days are evil. And yet this type of wisdom has a sense of balance and uprightness in it as well. For it admonishes on one hand, and yet is gentle in the other.
We need this type of wisdom to guard us in the days ahead and yet to not fear. We need this type of wisdom to gain a sense of eternity in our hearts and minds and to see that each day is bringing us closer to meeting him face to face.
The Rewards of Wisdom:
“My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.
Honor the Lord from your wealth And from the first of all your produce; So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.
My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord Or loathe His reproof, For whom the Lord loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.
For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.
She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.
Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
The Lord by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.
By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.
My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion, So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck.
Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes; For the Lord will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught,” Proverbs 3:1-26.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the Lord is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?