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How to find the Wisdom of God

Christian Gedge

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READING: (Proverbs 2:1-5 NIV)

INTRODUCTION:

(Proverbs 1:1)"The Proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel ..."

v2 ... for attaining wisdom
v3a ... for acquiring a disciplined and prudent life ...
v3b ... for doing what is right and just and fair ...
v4a ... for giving prudence to the simple ...
v4b ... for knowledge and discretion to the young ...
v5 ... to make the wise, wiser still ...
v6 ... for understanding words of insight ...

In it you will find ...

  • how to live a long and healthy life
  • how to get rich without being mean, dishonest, or stingy
  • what to do if you are being slandered
  • good advice on raising children
  • why your name can be remembered long after you're gone
  • miscellaneous tips and secrets for a happy life

A/ WHAT ARE THE 1ST STEPS TO THESE BLESSINGS OF GOD?

Step 1. Fear the Lord! (Proverbs 1:7)

Step 2. Be Teachable! (Proverbs 1:8)

Step 3. Shun Evil! (Prov. 1:10, Rom. 12:9, 1 Peter 3:10)

B/ HOW TO (specifically) GET THE KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOM OF GOD?

"My son, if you ...

v1a ... accept my words ...
v1b ... store up my commands within you ...
v2a ... turn your ear ...
v2b ... apply your heart ...
v3 ... call out for insight ...
v4 ... search ...

... then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God." (Proverbs 2:1-5)

C/ WHAT THE WISDOM OF GOD WILL DO FOR YOU?

  • ability to judge according to truth. (Prov. 2:9)
  • save from worldly deception. (Prov. 2:12-15)
  • protect you from temptation. (Prov. 2:16-19)
  • prolong your life many years. (Prov. 3:2)
  • and bring you prosperity. (Prov. 3:2b)
  • you will find favour and a good name. (Prov. 3:4)
  • health to your body. (Prov. 3:8)
  • and your sleep will be sweet. (Prov. 3:24)

SUMMARY

"Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace."
(Proverbs 3:13-17)