When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee;
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their path:
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger, which flattereth with her words;
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it. (Proverbs 2:10-22)
(“Froward” means turned over, making something into something else.)
This tells us it is better to receive wisdom into us rather then to just learn about the wisdom of God. That leads to a growing passion for the wisdom and knowledge. This brings about a better relationship with the Lord, which is a prerequisite of true wisdom.
As we learn Gods knowledge, He gives us the reward of a better relationship (knowledge) with Him. Sound wisdom leads you closer to being more righteous in your relationship with the Lord.
Understanding is a further result of seeking wisdom. You will live a more ethical life when you have the wisdom of God in your heart and soul. Learning wisdom and knowledge gives you better discretion and understanding of good and evil, and will help prevent self-destructive behavior in your life.
All Glory to God
His humble servant Lee M Buchanan