Are You Finding Wisdom to be Illusive?

Wisdom is that illusive quality we respect in others and find so difficult to develop in ourselves.

Yet God promises it to those who really ask.

But remember the secret of ASKing — asking, seeking, and knocking. Or better yet, check out Proverbs 2. Wisdom is ours only if we seek it above all other possessions and value it above all other diversions.

God longs to impart it, but there is something about wisdom that demands we value it before we can receive it.

Proverbs 2

1  My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you,
2  Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;
3  For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;
4  If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures;
5  Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.
6  For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7  He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
8  Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones.
9  Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.
10  For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
11  Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you,
12  To deliver you from the way of evil, 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 delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
15  Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways;
16  To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words;
17  That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God;
18  For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead;
19  None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
20  So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous.
21  For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it;
22  But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.

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Chaplain Clark is a Speaker and Writer,
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as well as a Recovery Support Specialist
Shadows of the Cross Ministries, Prison and Recovery Ministry

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