Wisdom Chooses Based on God’s Word
- Date: February 11, 2019
- Teacher: Pastor Star R. Scott
- Scripture: “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” (Proverbs 4:7)
- From Wise To Do Evil
In our discussion of wisdom, I want to emphasize the word "choose" here, because choice is vital as it comes to this subject that we're talking about. Which kingdom are we moving in? What wisdom are we moving in? Which do I apply at this particular time? Wisdom is the ability to choose the best course of action-the ability to choose the best course of action based on knowledge and understanding.
"With your wisdom," the wise man says, "get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7) As you're taking your notes this "understanding" is a very important word for us. Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth? Understanding-and one of the definitions for "understanding" is vital here, and I want you to get these pieces that will help us out. Understanding is the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination. I'll say it again. Understanding is the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination. Now, discrimination, as we're using that word here, of course, is talking about objectivity or the ability to have proper discernment. That's that discriminatory thought. It's not influenced by emotions. It's influenced by truth. It's not added to by prejudices, but it's truth alone. "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32). But the problem in our generation is this: they can't handle the truth. And that's the truth.
So as we're hearing the Spirit speaking to us wisdom, I think one of the things that endangers us today is all of the natural wisdom that so many of us have obtained. I want to tell you something. Wisdom and knowledge are just as dangerous as wealth, if not more so, because the wealth is obtained by those things. It's dangerous! You come to trust in it. We trust in our own cunningness. We trust in our own guile. We want our trust to be in the promises of God and the wisdom of God's Word and the presence of Jesus in our lives.