The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security

2 My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,

So that your ear is attentive to [skillful and godly] wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding [seeking it conscientiously and striving for it eagerly];

Yes, if you cry out for insight,
And lift up your voice for understanding;

If you seek skillful and godly wisdom as you would silver
And search for her as you would hidden treasures;

Then you will understand the [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome]
And discover the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives [skillful and godly] wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

He stores away sound wisdom for the righteous [those who are in right standing with Him];
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity [those of honorable character and moral courage],

He guards the paths of justice;
And He preserves the way of His saints (believers).

Then you will understand righteousness and justice [in every circumstance]
And integrity and every good path.
10 
For [skillful and godly] wisdom will enter your heart
And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 
Discretion will watch over you,
Understanding and discernment will guard you,
12 
To keep you from the way of evil and the evil man,
From the man who speaks perverse things;
13 
From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness;
14 
Who find joy in doing evil
And delight in the perversity of evil,
15 
Whose paths are crooked,
And who are devious in their ways;
16 
To keep you from the immoral woman;
From the seductress with her flattering words,
17 
Who leaves the companion (husband) of her youth,
And forgets the covenant of her God.
18 
For her house leads down to death
And her paths lead to the dead;
19 
None who go to her return again,
Nor do they regain the paths of lifeβ€”
20 
So you will walk in the way of good men [that is, those of personal integrity, moral courage and honorable character],
And keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 
For the upright [those who are in right standing with God] will live in the land
And those [of integrity] who are blameless [in God’s sight] will remain in it;
22 
But the wicked will be cut off from the land
And the treacherous shall be [forcibly] uprooted and removed from it.

30 thoughts on “The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security

  1. Wow God grants us His wisdom ….. He guides us with His Holy Spirit …. and He blesses us with His immeasurably unconditional LOVE. He is more than our Mighty Protector and Shield. HE IS OUR EVERYTHING!!!!!! β€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™β€οΈ

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  2. “If you possess a high level of intelligence, discipline, and wisdom you can be considered a very happy man. Intelligence will enable you to understand yourselves as well as the world around you. Discipline will teach you self-control, and wisdom to a better and more complete view of the world you live in, at a higher level of perception”; part of the sayings I wrote in my spiritual posts like “What Is Wisdom?” (https://libertasnova.wordpress.com/2019/05/28/what-is-wisdom/)

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  3. hey Joe thanks for the follow. please let me know what you would like me to blog about in future. I appreciate your specifically Christian content best. I know we are not always in the mood as Christians to make specifically Christian content but when we do it makes Jesus smile brightly upon us πŸ™‚

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