Get Wisdom and Understanding!

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Proverbs 4:5-9 (NLT)
Get wisdom; develop good judgment.
      Don’t forget my words or turn away from them.
 6 Don’t turn your back on wisdom, for she will protect you.
      Love her, and she will guard you.
 7 Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
      And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.
 8 If you prize wisdom, she will make you great.
      Embrace her, and she will honor you.
 9 She will place a lovely wreath on your head;
      she will present you with a beautiful crown.”

Wisdom is to be morally sound, able to make good judgments, able to see into certain situations. 
            Ex. Avoiding sitting at the bar, when you have a drinking problem or not going to the club because it would hurt your testimony!
            For me it was clearing the lines of communication with a friend that I had a falling out with a few years ago.  Recently the friend and I begin to communicate again, and we had tried so hard to avoid the pink elephant in the room.  The Holy Spirit step in and we began to have that long dreaded conversation but as we were talking, healing begin to happen. I remember what caused our fight and the Holy Spirit began to show me how to speak with her so there wouldn’t be misunderstandings. That night I learn not to put myself in the same situation as before.  I learned that I have too much to lose to be caught up in some mess.
Understanding- a mental grasp on things; life application
            I knew God was changing me when I begin to realize some of my actions where symptoms of how I was really feeling. I was having spiritual temper tantrums. Just like when children have temper tantrums, God ignores me. I had to quickly learn God’s no or delay is for my good. He is keeping me from hurt, harm and danger. He is preparing me for the blessing he has in store for me. I had to learn this quickly because if I continue to act like a baby, I was going to miss the very things I had prayed so long for.
God had given understanding of his word. Now, I know the word of God. I am not professing to be a scholar, but I have been around the word of God and Church all my life.  It took me awhile to learn knowing and doing the word of God was two different things.  God showed me that I had Spiritual Diabetes.  I had so much stored word in my heart I had become ineffective because I was not exercising the word in my life. I was not a hearer and a doer of his word. I was just sitting on the word wasting it. No one was benefitting from it. Not myself, my friends, or strangers No One was getting anything from it most of all Jesus.  I had become like some stale chewing gum in God’s mouth. He was getting sick of me and getting ready to spew me out his mouth. But how many of you know we serve a good God? God has giving me another opportunity to be effective. He planted me in a great church with great leadership to teach me how to apply the word of God to my life.   I now know I am a new creature in Jesus Christ. All old things are past a way. I had to get in the face of my father repent and seek healing. I had to be honest with myself about myself. I know what God have for me is for me. I learned how to apply the word of God to my life and not just talk about it.  Thank Jesus for sound teaching! I am sold out!

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