Wisdom: buried treasure

Scripture’s says it best:

My son, if you take my words to heart,
if you set store by my commandments,
turning your ear to wisdom,
and applying your heart to truth:

yes, if your plea [prayer], is for clear perception,
if you cry our for discernment,
if you look for it as if it were silver,
and search for it as for buried treasure,
you will then understand what the fear of Yahweh is,
and discover the knowledge of God.

For Yahweh Himself is giver of wisdom,
from His mouth issue knowledge and discernment.

He keeps His help for honest men,
He is the shield of those whose ways are honourable;
He stands guard over the paths of justice,
He keeps watch on the way of His devoted ones.

Then you will understand what virtue is,
justice, and fair dealing, all paths that lead to happiness.

When wisdom comes into your heart
and knowledge is a delight to you,
then prudence will be there to watch over you,
and discernment be your guardian
to keep you from the way that is evil,
from the man whose speech is deceitful,
from those who leave the paths of honesty
to walk the roads of darkness:

men who find their joy in doing wrong,
and their delight in deceitfulness,
whose tracks are twisted,
and the paths that they tread crooked.

Keeping you also from the alien woman,
from the stranger, with her wheedling words;
she has left the partner of her younger days,
she has forgotten the covenant of God;

towards death her house is declining,
down to the Shades her path go.
Of those who go to her not one returns,
they never regain the paths of life.

You will never come out if you stay in darkness, a changed heart is needed. A brighter day is ahead of you.

So you will pursue the way of good men,
persisting in the paths of the virtuous.

For the land will be for honest men to live in
the innocent will have it for their home
while the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the faithless rooted out of it.

My son, do not forget my teaching,
let your heart keep my principles,
for these will give you lengthier days,
longer years of life, and greater happiness.

Let kindliness and loyalty never leave you:
tie them round your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.

So shall you enjoy favour and good repute
in the sight of God and man.

Trust wholeheartedly in Yahweh,
put no faith in your own perception;
in every course you take, have Him in mind:
He will see that your paths are smooth.

Do not think of yourself as wise,
fear Yahweh and turn your back on evil:
health-giving, this, to your body, relief to your bones.

Honor Yahweh with what goods you have
and with the first-fruits of all your returns;
then your barns will be filled with wheat,
your vats overflowing with new wine.

My son, do not scorn correction from Yahweh,
do not resent His rebuke;
for Yahweh reproves the man He loves,
as a father checks a well-loved son.

Happy the man who discovers wisdom,
the man who gains discernment:

gaining her is more rewarding than silver,
more profitable than gold.
She is beyond the price of pearls,
nothing you could covet is her equal.

In her right hand is length of days;
in her left hand, riches and honor.

Her ways are delightful ways,
her paths all lead to contentment.

She is a tree of life for those who hold her fast,
 those who cling to her live happy lives. ~Proverbs 2 – 3:18 TJB

Wisdom is knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment. ” SENSECOMMON SENSEJUDGMENT, WISDOM mean ability to reach intelligent conclusions. SENSE implies a reliable ability to judge and decide with soundness, prudence, and intelligence.  A choice showing good sense,  COMMON SENSE suggests an average degree of such ability without sophistication or special knowledge.  Common sense tells me it’s wrong;  JUDGMENT implies sense tempered and refined by experience, training, and maturity.  They relied on her judgment for guidance.  WISDOM implies sense and judgment far above average. “

Acquiring wisdom is finding a buried treasure chest.

James 1:5 NKJ If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him [you].

Keep the Lord close to your heart, your spirit, your mind. A leader of rare wisdom acknowledges the God of the heavens and earth and keeps Him close.  

Thank you for visiting 🙂

May the Spirit of Wisdom guide you to gain understanding and discernment!

 

sources and gratitude for the use of: TJB – The Jerusalem Bible: Proverbs 2-3:18; https://www.dictionary.com ; https://www.merriam-webster.com ;  NKJ -https://www.biblegateway.com

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