With All Your Getting…Get Understanding

Red Christmas gift box and baubles on background of defocused golden lights.Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve you: love her, and she shall keep you.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all your getting get understanding.”  Proverbs 4:5-7

The world cannot know God through worldly wisdom or intellectualism.  Neither can one know God through emotions.

22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.”  1 Corinthians 1:22-24.

Let us not forget that satan knows the Bible better than most but he is still satan. Worldly wisdom is evil (James 3:15) and not from God.

The Lord has given us the His Word and the Holy Spirit to guide us into all Truths.  The Word of God is the only true Wisdom; therefore get wisdom…and with all your getting get understanding.  We must understand and comprehend this wisdom the Lord has given us in His Word.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraids not; and it shall be given him.”  James 1:5.

Faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified for victory over the world, the flesh and the devil will cause those whose faith is in their intellectualism to stumble.   On the other hand, those who seek extra biblical revelations through emotional experiences will render faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified foolishness for freedom from the power of sin.

As for me and my house, the Cross of Jesus Christ is the power of God and we are determined to know nothing else.

-Donna Clark Warren

 

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