Wisdom (Part 1 of the Warrior Acrostic ) – Invoke the Mighty Warrior

Don't disregard Lady Wisdom

WISDOM, if disregardedwill cause us to lose in our battles against evil. The devil exploits fools and destroys those who don’t look deep into matters before jumping head first.

Proverbs 4:7(KJV) says, 

“ Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy gettingget understanding ”

The Oxford American dictionary defines wisdom as:

The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment. 

Proverbs 4:7 in The MessageBible says, 

“ Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!

    Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!

Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it;

    never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious.

She’ll garland your life with grace,

    she’ll festoon your days with beauty.”

But where does wisdom come from? 

Proverbs 9:10 says, 

“ The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,

    and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” 

Wisdom comes from inquiring of God and following His Ways. 

Proverbs 12:15 says, 

“ The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice.”

Wisdom comes from listening for God’s word in the advice we take. It comes from asking questions that seek to glorify God, and immersing ourselves in the presence of God. 

The devil killed Adam and Eve because they didn’t inquire of God but followed their own heart. 

Jeremiah 17:9 (NIV) says,

“ The heart is deceitful above all things

    and beyond cure. Who can understand it? ”

The Bible tells us not to trust the desires of our heart, but …

“ Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. ” -Proverbs 3:-5

The message version puts it like this: 

“ Trust God from the bottom of your heart;

    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.

Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.

Don’t assume that you know it all.

    Run to God! Run from evil!

Your body will glow with health,

    your very bones will vibrate with life!

So we don’t trust our own hearts, but with all our hearts we trust in God, and this brings life to our body!

We often let the devil defeat us in battles, like Adam and Eve because we don’t inquire of God.  But instead of listening to our lust, let’s turn to God. 

Conclusion: 

Before making any life decisions :

  1. Pray to get wisdom from GodJames 1:5 says, “  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  2. Inquire of God’s word(the bible), ask the right questions, find scriptures dealing with the matter you’re facing, and…
  3. Learn from the past, learn from other’s mistakes, and do better.
  4. Obey godly advice from those who have knowledge and experience on the decision you’re about to make. 

“ Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom!

    Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!

Throw your arms around her—believe me, you won’t regret it;

    never let her go—she’ll make your life glorious.

She’ll garland your life with grace,

    she’ll festoon your days with beauty.” – Proverbs 4:7

Prayer: 

Dear Father in heaven you are great, there is none like you. We need your wisdom in our life, thank you for Jesus who is our wisdom for salvation. Please supply us with your Spirit so we are wise, and live joyful lives.

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