It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2

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Jesus Christ is the Wisdom of God!

Wisdom is given in the person of Jesus Christ; He indwells us through the Holy Spirit and we are told to search out wisdom. When we lack wisdom, we are to ask God to give us wisdom and He says, He will give it liberally. When we ask God for godly wisdom we are asking for the person of Christ to come into our lives. The simplicity of asking God for wisdom is hidden in the process of faith and we are told to search for it like a hidden treasure. Wisdom is asking Jesus to become our Lord, it is a confession of faith.

Proverbs 2:2-5 So that you incline your ear to wisdom,And apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God. NKJ 

1 Corinthians 1:30 

But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption— NKJ

The wisdom of this world is based on intellect, facts and information which is rooted in a knowledge that is corrupted by the fall of mankind and is not wisdom at all. True wisdom is of God and He is a person, He is the Son of God who is made to bewisdom for us. Therefore, asking God for wisdom is asking God for the Spirit of Christ to come into our lives to be our Savior. With Christ comes not only wisdom but righteousness, sanctification and redemption. God gives us generously and abundantly more that we asked and we are told to seek Him while He may be found.

Isaiah 55:6-7b Seek the LORD while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near…. Let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him and our God, for He will abundantly pardon. NKJ 

Titus 3:4-6  But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared,  not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,  whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, NKJ

Salvation and wisdom are from God and He has made it simple for all who ask that they may receive it, but it is a process of seeking it out and obtaining wisdom. We are told to pursue it asif searching for jewels, silver and gold, which takes effort and diligence.  The eyes of fallen mankind have been blinded to God’s truths by Satan the deceiver. Some believe the lies of this world which are rooted in pride, arrogance and egotism.  Whenever we put self-importance above the truth of God’s word we are operating in darkness. 

2 Corinthians 4:3-4 But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.  NKJ

Job 28:12-15 “But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?  Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living. The deep says, ‘It is not in me’;
And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’  It cannot be purchased for gold,
Nor can silver be weighed for its price. NKJ

Job 18-21a ​No mention shall be made of coral or quartz,For the price of wisdom is above rubies.   The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold. “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding? It is hidden from the eyes of all living… NKJ

Job 28: 27-28 ​Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out. And to man He said,‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’” NKJ

Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, which is a respectful reverence for God’s word, fear of the Lord is to hate, detest and despise the evil that is seen in pride, in arrogance, in mean and perverse speaking. Wisdom is fearing or esteeming God’s word above all else including every lie the enemy and all this fallen world system may bring to deter or frighten us.  When we have a knowledge of God’s spiritual principles and His kingdom ways we will have a better understanding of how we are to operate so that we may have the peace of God on the earth. 

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. NKJ

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. NKJ

Proverbs 2:6-7 For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; NKJ

Wisdom is hidden in the person of Christ and all who lack wisdom should ask of God and He will give it to us liberally. After we get Wisdom in the person of the Holy Spirit we are to search out knowledge and obtain an understanding of God’s kingdom ways. It is difficult to be successful in a country, government or kingdom without knowledge of its constitution, laws and method of operation and so it is in the kingdom of God.

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who give to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given him. NKJ 

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. NKJ

We are told to study to show ourselves approved unto God so you can rightly divide the truth of God’s word. We are to ignore and to reject profane, disrespectful, vain and speculative speaking of arrogant and prideful people because it only promotes the increase of ungodliness. We are to turn from the deceitful lies of this world and of this fallen world system that creates division, hatred and disunity among the people God created to reflect His image and likeness in the earth.   

2 Timothy 2:15-16 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. NKJ

To fear God is to hate evil, pride and arrogance. To fear Satan is to be in dread and anxiety. Every person will choose whom they will reverence and respect most in this life by their actions. Whether it be the wisdom of God and the turning from the haughtiness and egotistical ways of mankind or to continue in a fallen world system in darkness blinded by Satan who brings division and keeps people from truth and light.

Begin With Wisdom

Wisdom is not intellectual knowledge and it is not just the accumulation of information and facts. Wisdom is knowing and respecting God, His word of truth and His created purpose for our lives. Wisdom begins with understanding our created purpose and is the first step toward living a fulfilled and purposeful life.   

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. NKJ

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. NKJ

To fear God is to hate evil, to hate the evil that He hates and to have respect for His word and His truth. Fear of God is not a matter of shaking with anxiety but to have a reverence, admiration and a worship for God the Creator. It is conforming to His truths and principles as the rules of right conduct to help us make the distinction and discern between right and wrong.  Wisdom is an amazement and devotion with reverential respect for God that places His word of truth above all else.  

We were created in God’s image and likeness to have enjoyment in all His creation and to bring Him pleasure as we reflected His likeness in the natural world that He has create for us. Even in this fallen state we can see God’s glory in His creations, the oceans, the mountains, the canyons and in all living creatures and life which reflects His beauty and majesty.  When we walk in wisdom with a reverent respect for God’s word we are able to live a life that is happy with purpose. Though it may not be without struggles and the challenges of life’s disappointments we will have the wisdom of God to know how to navigate life’s many disillusionments and frustrations. 

Proverbs 3:13-17 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding: For her proceeds are better than the profit of silver, and her gain than fine gold. She is more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her. Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 

When we look at what wisdom brings, we find it is what most people are searching all their lives; length of days, riches and honor, pleasantness, friendliness and peace. God gave uspurpose in family, friends and relationships.  Everyone at some point want fellowship with their family and friends and to be at peace with much congeniality and community. To have the richness of our needs met with honor, joy in unity andbrotherhood.   Wisdom is hating evil and respecting God’s principles and this is the main thing. 

Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principle thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. NKJ

God says wisdom is the principle thing, then we should make obtaining wisdom our main object, and goal and this should be the basis of our accomplishments in life.   Wisdom is to get the truth of God’s word. In getting His word we should get an understanding and knowledge of His kingdom principles and precepts that we may operate with wisdom in this life. Fear of God is to disdain, shun and turn away from evil, pride and arrogance and to pursue peace, this is the beginning of wisdom. 

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. NKJ

1 Peter 3:10-12a  For “He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and purse it. For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayers… NKJ

We are born into this world without godly wisdom and we lack understanding of God’s principles and kingdom ways. We are told to ask for wisdom and understanding from God and He will give it to us. Most people refuse to acknowledge that they are in need, they refuse to let go of their pride and humble themselves before God or to ask for wisdom. Wisdom comes from God and He has promised to give it liberally to those who ask and He will not criticize or scold us for asking. 

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who give to all liberally and without reproach and it will be given him. NKJ 

Obtaining wisdom is a simple process but it has been hidden from the hearts of fallen mankind. Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, hating evil is the fear of God, then we should come to know God’s ways and hate pride, arrogance and perverse speaking.  When we lack wisdom, we are to ask God and Hewill give it to us generously and abundantly.

Proverbs 2:6-12 For the LORD give wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path. When wisdom enters your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul, discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, to deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things. NKJ

The fear of the Lord is having His vision in our hearts and to love what He loves and to hate the evil that He hates.

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