“13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding.
14 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things you can desire are not to be compared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retains her.” Proverbs 3:13-18
Knowledge of the Word of God is more precious than silver and gold. Not an intellectual knowledge but an understanding. There is no graduating class this side of glory. No one knows nor understands everything about the Word. The Word of God is alive and is therefore ever evolving but it NEVER changes. The understanding of the Word of God comes from revelation knowledge given by the Holy Spirit and will always point to the Cross of Christ for the answer.
All that we need is afforded us through the finished work of Christ Jesus. Every answer to man’s dilemma is found in Calvary’s Cross. Faith placed exclusively in His finished work gives the Holy Spirit latitude to perform miracles in our lives. These miracles will follow those who believe.
This understanding of the Word of God is available to whosever will believe. The Expositor’s Study Bible by Jimmy Swaggart has been such a blessing to me. The Lord is using Bro. Swaggart in a mighty way in these last of the last days to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Him crucified back to the dying church and a lost world.
Please allow me to be blunt but clear. If the preaching of the Cross of Christ for daily living is foolishness to you, you are perishing. This is not because I said so but the Word of God says so:
“For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are Saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
The days of playing church are coming to an quick end. The only thing sharper than the two edged sword of false religion is the Word of God. The wheat and the tares are being divided. The Word of God is dividing asunder the thoughts and the intents of the heart. It is high time for those who don’t understand that they don’t understand to come out from among the religious and seek ye first the Kingdom of God. There is length of days in the knowledge of the Word of God. The very thing that so many spend the majority of their days seeking, namely gold and silver, is found in the Word of God.
“But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
Seek Him while He may be found. Wisdom of the Word of God is the Tree of Life to those who lay hold upon her. Jesus Christ and Him crucified…be determined to know nothing else among you.