What do we think of when we hear the word “wisdom”?  Do we think of the aged person who has lived a long life and learned many things? Wisdom can come with time and length of years but one does not have to wait for their retirement to become wise.  The book of Proverbs is filled with verses encouraging us to seek after wisdom.

Proverbs 4:6-7 tells us that attaining wisdom is the principal (main, key, predominant) thing. It should be of high importance in our lives, not something we hope we end up with in our latter years.

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.  Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.  Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Chapter 8 of Proverbs deals with wisdom.  Verse 17 makes it clear that we are to seek after wisdom and that we are to do so early in our lives.

 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

There are 53 references for “wisdom” and 66 for “wise” in the book of Proverbs alone.  It is an excellent place to begin our search for wisdom.

Comments (1)

On October 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM , The REAL EverSewSweet said...

Thank you so much for a reminder that wisdom is not necessarily age-related.