Proverbs 1 | The Purpose of Wisdom

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7
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Seeking for Wisdom? 

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of Wisdom

The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel

For gaining understanding and instruction; for understanding words of insight; 
for receiving instruction in good and healthy behavior, doing what is right, just and fair; 
for the simple, for the young, wise, and not so wise.  discretion to the young. 
For understanding wise sayings, parables, and riddles of the wise.

What is Wisdom?

Wisdom is having the ability to know and understand what is right, true, or lasting.

Derived from my Journey of Life featuring Studies, Encouragement, and Spiritual Delight. I share what’s on my heart, and mind, via Podcast Delight integrated into the BLOG and hope to offer insight, hope, and faith in the midst of DAILY battles of life, to those listening, and passing by.
Lena Joseph
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On this episode we dive into Proverbs 1 and it’s profound meaning and inspiration. 

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The Purpose of Wisdom

To teach whoever is willing; understanding, and discipline

Who is it for?

the simpleminded to be clever and gain common sense 

young people– to find purpose and meaning 

wise – increase in knowledge and understanding

knowledgeable – to increase in guidance and direction, discernment and insight.

The fear of God is the START or beginning of heavenly wisdom.

Reverence and respect to higher authority, GOD

Instructions in discipline, good conduct, doing what is right, just, and fair.

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Earthly wisdom

1. Operated by pride.

2. Gained through experience, knowledge or education, reading of books, going to school, learning from experts.  This wisdom according to James is bitter envy, and is full of selfish ambition

Heavenly Wisdom

1.  Operated by humility, and honor and is gained through honest living. 

2. Illustrated in the lives of those who live according to the precepts of God’s Holy Word; by living a good lives, acceptable, and pleasing to GOD.

3. all pure; then peace-lovingconsideratesubmissivefull of mercy and good fruitimpartial and sincere

Not wisdom of common sense, or present reality, but insight, and understanding, that comes from above; foolish to men, but delight to them who receive it, and accept it in their lives.