Proverbs 2:1-6

25 05 2009

Prov. 2:1-6 My son, if you will receive my words and treasure my commandments within you, make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;For if you cry for discernment, lift your voice for understanding; if you seek her as silver and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God. For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

We all know people we consider to be very intelligent. They have been able to accomplish much in their professional lives because of their sheer intellect. However, we look at their personal lives and are continually amazed by the wrong moral choices made. In biblical terms these people are “fools.” Why? Because they do not accept the words of God and in turn, apply them to their lives, neither professional nor personal.

We do not need to possess superior or even above average intellect to show great wisdom. We do, however, need to be committed to knowing, understanding and applying God’s word to our lives. If we can do these three things our children will see examples of lives marked by wisdom.