Wisdom comes from immersing ourselves in the Word of God
Written by Luis Palau
Tags: Bible, Daily Bread, Wisdom
What are you doing to gain knowledge and understanding of the world around you? Take time to think about your view of the Word of God. What does it really reveal about successful living?
I’ve always been drawn to knowledgeable people. Scientists, entrepreneurs, philosophers, political leaders – those who provoke thought and explore reason. They are intriguing to me, and the conversations are engrossing.
But as I have traveled the world, meeting many such individuals, I have never been more intrigued and blessed by the seemingly uneducated people (in the world’s eyes) who yet have a powerful understanding of the Bible. Their wisdom – as explained in this passage – goes beyond anything this world can ever fully give.
So what’s the secret of true wisdom? It lies in verse 1 – “Store up my commands within you.”
Knowledge of the word of God is foundational for living a fulfilling and truly successful life. The riches within the Bible are incredible, and they are for all! If only we were to turn our ear to wisdom and apply our hearts to understanding (v 2). We would find knowledge (v 5), victory (v 7), protection (v 8), understanding (v 9), discretion (v 11), safety (v 12-18), and righteousness (v 20). That’s a pretty good list!
Wisdom found in the word of God begins with the fear of the Lord. That is the rock. You build upon it through His words and His commands. And so as not to forget it, we MUST memorize and meditate on it daily. It is vital to our spiritual lives! God’s Word is a powerful tool, revealing wisdom and producing unimaginable, thrilling, even staggering results.
Heavenly Father, thank you for revealing your truth to me through your word. Help me to hide it in my heart, that I might not sin against you (Psalm 119:11).
1 Corinthians 1:30 says, "It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption."
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