KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Timothy 3:15 ” And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
What is wisdom? Job 28:28 says the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom and to depart from evil is understanding”. According to the bible, Psalms 14:1 ” The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. “No man can despise God and His word and be a wise man. (Note: Europe currently despises God yet they thrive, because their culture is built on one aspect of scripture that is integrity and fairness to all)Africans are suffering because we claim to worship God yet have not built our culture on integrity and fairness to all. To really fear God is to do what he says in His word and that is wisdom.
Some other person defined wisdom as seeing all of life from God’s point of view. Wisdom is also defined as knowing what is right, and doing it, such that your life is placed at an advantageous position.
When men practice the principles in God’s word, then are they really wise. In our key scripture we learn that it is the Holy Scriptures that makes one wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. God’s word builds faith, and shows us what to do and how to do it such that we stand out successful. True wisdom equals true success.
2nd Timothy 3:16,17 follows up from our key scripture that all scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto every good works. God’s word teaches us what to do. It reproofs us of things that we may not be doing right and when we are out of the right course it corrects us. The scriptures also instructs us in the paths of righteousness. This according to the Bible will make you perfect and prepared for every good work. What a resource material. No wonder the Bible is currently the most sold or circulated book on the earth today.
The irony of life is that a great number of people keep making serious mistakes. Some get themselves into conditions that are very deplorable. The sad truth is that many people don’t read the Bible and others may hear what it says yet refuse to practice what the scripture say. Psalm 19:7 says “The law of the Lord is perfect converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. You can’t practice what the Bible says and be insignificant in the society.
You can have a great life with impact on your world if only you are a doer of what God’s word says.. God’s word would make the simple (the unlearned, the ignorant) man wise. God’s word is to make you perfect.
I am given to God’s word. I read, study and meditate on the word day and night. My life is made perfect and colourful, for His word makes me wise. It is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
Proverbs 4:7 ” Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding”.
Psalms 119:98 ” Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me”.