I am wisdom, and I am calling out to you. Get the ability to think, you who do not know better. Learn some common [good] sense, you ignorant [foolish] people.
Created: Sunday, January 1, 2023
I Am Wisdom, I Empower You With Good Sense
STM Bible Snack
“Like a person, wisdom calls out to you. Understanding raises her voice. 2 On the hilltops along the road and at the crossroads, she stands calling. 3 She stands beside the city gates. At the entrances into the city, she calls out: 4 “People, I’m calling out to you. I am shouting to all people. 5 You who do not know better, get the ability to think. You who are foolish, get understanding. Proverbs 8:1-5 (ICB)
6 Listen, I have something important to say, and I am telling you what is right. 7 My words are true, and I will not say anything that is wrong. 8 Everything I say is right; there is nothing false or crooked about it. 9 These things are clear to any intelligent person. They are right to anyone with knowledge. 10 Choose discipline over silver and knowledge over the finest gold. 11 Wisdom is better than pearls, and nothing you desire compares with her. Proverbs 8:6-11 (ERV)
“I am wisdom”
12 “I am wisdom, and I have good judgment. I also have knowledge and good sense. 13 If you respect the Lord, you will also hate evil. I hate pride and bragging, evil ways and lies. 14 I have good sense and advice, and I have understanding and power. 15 I help kings to govern and rulers to make fair laws. 16 Princes use me to lead, and so do all important people who judge fairly. Proverbs 8:12-16 (NCV)
17 I love those who love me; those who seek me will find me. 18 Riches and honor are with me, as well as enduring wealth and righteousness. 19 My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold; my crops are better than choice silver. 20 I walk on the way of righteousness, on the paths of justice, 21 to provide for those who love me and to fill up their treasuries. Proverbs 8:17-21 (CEB)
God’s wisdom is intense and difficult to understand, it is more precious and valuable than all jewels. We should learn to treasure and ask for His wisdom, Proverbs 3:18 ‘wisdom gives life, and is a source of happiness to those who use it.’ Proverbs 4:7 ‘Wisdom (is) the principal thing; (Therefore) get wisdom;’. (ASV)
‘Getting wisdom is the most important thing you can do. Whatever else you get, get insight. 8 Love wisdom, and she will make you great. Embrace her, and she will bring you honor. 9 She will be your crowning glory” [Proverbs 4:7-9 (GNT)].
I Empower You With Good Sense
A person with good sense is patient, and it is to his credit that he overlooks an offense. Proverbs 19:11 (GW)
People without good sense [who lack sense/heart] find fault with [despise; belittle] their neighbors, but those with understanding keep quiet. Proverbs 11:12 (EXB)
“To get wisdom [good sense**] is to love oneself” (Proverbs 19:8a NRSV). Through Godly wisdom and understanding. we establish a good strong family (home – Proverbs 24:3). Wisdom strengthens and protects the wise (Ecclesiastes 7:19). “The proof of wisdom is in the actions it produces” (Matthew 11:19 CJB).
So I encourage you to get wisdom. After all, I am wisdom, I empower you with good sense! I pray that you have enjoyed and will make the most of this Bible snack. Blessings to you and your loved ones—♥ Tim. ☺
- ** Some translations replace wisdow with good sense.
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