Wisdom - When You Need It!

Wisdom - When You Need It!
Proverbs 1:20-33

A Proverb

  • The Latin translation of pro-verba
    • = a word of a situation
    • Proverbs 25:11 Like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in right circumstances.
  • The <Hebrew> maschal
    • = to resemble or be like something
    • A general observation of life
    • Jesus used proverbs in His parables, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like . . .”

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy. And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:17-18

Proverbs 1:20-33

  • Vss 20-21
    • The Announcement of God’s Wisdom
  • Vss 22-23
    • The Warning of God’s Wisdom
  • Vss 24-32
    • The Consequences of Rejecting God’s wisdom
  • Vs 33
    • The Promise of God’s Wisdom

The Announcement of God’s Wisdom

Wisdom shouts in the street, She lifts her voice in the square; At the head of the noisy streets she cries out; At the entrance of the gates in the city she utters her sayings Proverbs 1:20-21

The Warning of God’s Wisdom

How long, O naive ones, will you love being simple-minded? And scoffers delight themselves in scoffing and fools hate knowledge? Turn to my reproof, Behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Proverbs 1:22-23

The Consequences of Rejecting God’s Wisdom

Because I called and you refused, I stretched out my hand and no one paid attention; And you neglected all my counsel and did not want my reproof; I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your dread comes, when your dread comes like a storm and your calamity comes like a whirlwind, when distress and anguish come upon you. Then they will call on me, but I will not answer; They will seek me diligently but they will not find me, Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD. They would not accept my counsel, they spurned all my reproof. So they shall eat of the fruit of their own way and be satiated with their own devices. For the waywardness of the naive will kill them, And the complacency of fools will destroy them. Proverbs 1:24-32

The Promise of God’s Wisdom

But he who listens to me shall live securely and will be at ease from the dread of evil. Proverbs 1:33

Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. James 4:10