The Authority and Blessings of Wisdom

       Every field of study—economics, mathematics, medicine, chemistry, et. al—has its fundamentals.  Like the foundational building blocks that amino acids are to proteins, each sphere of inquiry has its ABC’s.  Wisdom, the art of living life acceptably before God, is no exception.   …

She’s Strange

       Throughout life there are occasions in which you see or meet someone who leaves you with the lasting impression that he is most peculiar.  In modern English, such an odd fellow is often described as “strange”.  This person’s appearance, vocabulary, and/or behavior…

The Manifold Blessings of Wisdom

       Actions have consequences.  When God said, “Let there be light”, there was light (Genesis 1:3).  If a person prizes, prioritizes, and pursues wisdom (Proverbs 2:1-4), he will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God (Proverbs 2:5).  But,…

God and Wisdom

       Repeated foolishness is like a dog that returns to its vomit (Proverbs 26:11).  Therefore, God clearly desires all people to pursue wisdom and enjoy its manifold blessings.  Proverbs 2:6-9 beautifully describes the wondrous relationship between God and wisdom.  It is written: “For…

The Conditions of Wisdom

       Like nitroglycerin, what the word “if” lacks in size, it makes up for in potency.  The pursuit of wisdom is not a trivial one; its possession is not accidental.  The promise it offers—”Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find…

The Truth about Wisdom–Part 1

  Solomon begins the book of Proverbs by personifying wisdom as a woman (Proverbs 1:20-33).  Since there is a natural, yet mysterious attraction between males and females (Proverbs 30:18-19), Solomon is implying that his son ought to be innately interested in and a willing pursuer…

The First Steps on the Path of Wisdom

       The first way in which the fear of the Lord is to be expressed in a person’s life is in a child’s relationship to his parents.  The blessings of knowledge and wisdom that the fear of the Lord initiates begin to be enjoyed…