We have heard that God is the source of all life. The Bible even teaches us that He is our life and the length of our days (Deuteronomy 30:20). We also, have heard that God is the Great Creator of all things. Well, it turns out that the LORD God is the source of wisdom as well.
All wisdom emanates from Him. According to Proverbs 2:3-6, we find that more than just wisdom proceeds from God, it says,
(3)Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
(4)If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
(5)Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
(6)For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
First, we see here that the writer, King Solomon, teaches us, if we are willing to listen, that we have to make a concerted effort to search for knowledge and understanding; like one searching for a hidden treasure. Moreover, as we search for knowledge and understanding we will discover the understanding of the fear of the LORD. From there, we will find the knowledge of God.
Then, as Solomon continues in verse 6, he begins to explain that this hidden treasure that leads us to an understanding of the fear of the LORD and to the knowledge of the LORD, will lead us to the jewel known as wisdom. The LORD, as it turns out, is the source of wisdom.
The LORD God is the source of knowledge and understanding. When we think about it, some of the great inventors throughout history have testified that they were racking the brains, at first, trying to discovery the missing element needed to complete their inventions. Then, I have read where some have admitted that they went to sleep and the answer came to them in their sleep. Others, have said that they forgot about it and took a walk, or did something else, and it was as if the answer was deposited right into the heads.
I believe for many of them who would go on to invent vital and life saving technology, God was helping them. Some of them may not have even acknowledged God, but according to King Solomon, He is the source of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. Therefore, unless we want the Devil to pervert that pure understanding , as has been done to many great inventions, we have to search for the God behind wisdom, and knowledge, and understanding.
How Can We Receive Perfect Wisdom From God?
We receive God’s perfect and uncorrupted wisdom by fearing God. Again, Solomon had some guideance for that issue. He states in Proverbs 9:10 as follows,
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Thus, we discover that real wisdom, in it’s purest form, starts with an healthy fear of God. Hence, if we fear God we can find special wisdom that can only comes from God. Furthermore, as we fear God, we find out that having knowledge of the holy is understanding. This means to us, in essence, having what we call common sense, really comes from fearing God and having some knowledge of the holy.
Why fear God?
We need to fear God because He has our life and well-being in His hands. Anytime that He is ready, He can remove the life we have on Earth and send us to a horrifying existence in Hell. In hell, just so that we know, Jesus taught that we have a body, not unlike the one we have now, which feels extreme pain and feels regret. In addition, even worse than the pain of the hell fire and torment, we remember everything that happened while we still lived on Earth.
We know this from Jesus’s parable about Lazarus and the rich (in Luke 16:19-31) who both died, but the rich man enters hell and Lazarus enters paradise with father Abraham. Then, there is dialogue between the former rich man, who is now in extreme torment, and Abraham, who has Lazarus with him in blessed paradise. Jesus taught us most of what we know in the Bible on the subject of Hell.
Therefore, we really do need to learn the fear of God. Now, the question is, what does the fear of God mean?
Solomon, in Proverbs, defined the fear of God for us as well. In Proverbs 8:13, he says,
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
That is to say, when we hate evil in all of its forms and ways, then, and only then do we fear the LORD. We must hate pride, arrogance, a rebellious and preverse mouth, and hate all evil ways. That’s when we line up with God. In addition, that is when really become wise, not necessarily worldly wise, but Godly wise; and that is the wisdom that will count for us in the end.
In conclusion, the fear of the Lord will lead us wisely (with common sense) away from the wrath of God; and into a special harmony with God. While we, then, are in harmony with God, if we are open to receiving knowledge and understanding, He will give us that which we seek in an abundance of wisdom which brings joy, followed by peace and on to real prosperity in every area of our lives. A-MEN