THE ROAD TO WISDOM
“Let your heart retain my words; keep my commands, and live. Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her [wisdom], and she will preserve you; love her, and she will keep you. Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding.”
Proverbs 4:4-7 NKJV
God seeks to lead us through his voice. God’s wisdom is the best road to an abundant life. A road or path is a common example used throughout the Bible. Wisdom allows us to walk uprightly so that we will not stumble through the paths of life. Wisdom means hearing and doing God’s Word as you walk out your faith. That is why fear of the Lord is the beginning of all true wisdom.
Where does the road lead? In other words, how do you obtain wisdom? Here are some of the best road signs you will ever see:
Understand the fact that true wisdom comes from God. Proverbs 2:6 declares, “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding” (NIV).
Ask God for wisdom. James 1:5 declares, “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (NIV). If you want wisdom, ask!
Desire wisdom with all of your heart. Wisdom must be valuable to you. This is why Solomon wrote, “If you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God” (Proverbs 2:3-5 NIV).
Apply yourself to the study and understanding of God’s Word. Psalm 19:7 tells us, “The law of the Lord is perfect, refreshing the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple” (NIV). The more you devote yourself to God’s Holy Word, the more you open yourself up to the greatest wisdom in the universe.
Do you want to hear God’s voice? Learn to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV). Seek God’s wisdom!