Proverbs 2: King James Bible
Sound Wisdom – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter two, Verses 6-8
6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses
From a worldly point of view, sound wisdom would be considered something that completely makes sense to us, as it relates to our senses. I’d consider a Biblical view of sound wisdom, would instead be wisdom that flows from the mouth of the Father, and covers what may relate to our senses but moreso to our spiritual senses. The two are most often completely different things.
Worldly wisdom is gained by our efforts to grasp it in one form or another. True wisdom and also understanding comes from the Father, and instead of these being something that we ourselves attain, they are given to us by the Lord.
The book of James tells us that we need only ask for the wisdom of the Lord, and he’ll happily give it to us liberally, without upbraiding us for asking him. I think of a patient Father that answers the same question from his kids over and over again, without getting annoyed.
Nobody knows everything that we ought to say, do, think, behave, and act, all of the time in every circumstance. All of us are found needing wisdom at some point.
The faster we learn to stop leaning upon our own understanding that we’ve developed by worldly means, and instead go directly to the Father for sound wisdom and good council, the better we’ll be for it.
Related New Testament Scripture
Ephesians 5: King James Bible
17 Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Colossians 1: King James Bible
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
2 Timothy 2: King James Bible
7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.
1 John 5: King James Bible
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
James 1: King James Bible
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
Prayer for Sound Wisdom
Please keep us always mindful of you, what you’ve done, and what you provide. Stir us up to inquire wisdom and understanding from you Lord. So that in our ignorance, we don’t turn our own way and forsake what you’ve laid up for us to receive. Grant us the patience to wait for your instruction.
In the name of the Lord Jesus, your only begotten Son we pray.
What are the major differences that you can discern, between the wisdom of this world and the sound wisdom from the Lord?