What have you done, or will you do, today, to get wisdom and understanding? Solomon exhorted his son to get wisdom, remember wisdom, and follow wisdom. Have you taken advantage of the gracious privilege? If you have even a small desire to learn this proverb, you are blessed.
There are three instructions in this proverb that will help you achieve your maximum success before God and men.
GET WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING.
The Bible is our only source document for wisdom on earth. The inspired Scriptures are perfect for teaching wisdom (2 Timothy 3:14-17). Pay attention to this more sure word and light (2 Peter 1:19-21). It should be your daily delight ( Psalm 19:10).
God directed Philip to seek out the Ethiopian eunuch. When Philip met him he asked if he understood what he was reading. The eunuch said, “How can I, unless someone explains it to me?” (Acts 8:30-31). Philip preached Jesus to him; he was quickly baptized; and he went on his way rejoicing.
As a Pastor I have been instructed in helping others understand His word. (Malachi 2:7). But Friends, God has promised to give wisdom and His Spirit liberally to those who ask for them (James 1:5)
REMEMBER WHAT YOU LEARNED
As believers It is your duty to meditate upon the things you are taught and not let them slip away (Proverbs 6:20-22; Hebrews 2:1-4). Holding wisdom firm in your memory, you must also obey it in conduct. Paul feared for the Corinthians, for they had forgotten teaching about the resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-2). You cannot spurn what you have been taught.
DON’T BACKSLIDE (TURN AWAY).
You must hold tight to your faith without wavering and not be moved away from the true gospel (2 Thessalonians 2:15; Hebrews 10:23). You must do what you hear, for hearing by itself does not please God, and hearing without doing is a sin (James 1:21-25; 4:17;).
The apostle Paul taught that the purpose of a local church is to help one another keep the faith (Hebrews 10:24-25).
I pray that as faithful followers of Christ, you are helping others hold fast to wisdom and truth so that in turn, they can help you.
So, are you out to get some wisdom?