- Proverbs 4:6-10
- Prov 4:6 (KJB)
- Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall
- Just as a loving wife takes care of her husband and as a loving mother
takes care of her family, so wisdom when embraced with a passion will keep
the one who is embracing it. Godly wisdom has the ability to keep and
preserve us because it gives us insight concerning the snares of the world
system and when we avoid these snares, we are kept strong in the Lordís
service and it preserves us and grants us long life. There are many things
in the world ready to entice us which can cut our lives short such as
smoking or drugs, but when we have the wisdom to see the results of these
types of things, we will then avoid them and keep our bodies as pure as we
- Prov 4:7 (KJB)
- Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get
wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
- Is the principal thing - The beginning or the first
- Here is a very important statement admonishing us to get wisdom right up
front. For if we acquire wisdom in the outset of our Christian walk, we will
be able to call upon it for every facet of living and therefore will be
spared the evils of the world which easily snares a person in. Solomon is
saying that we are to get wisdom at all costs, to make every effort to get
wisdom. We are not to make it a non-priority in our life. Many Christians
obtain knowledge through the study of the Scriptures but without a
foundation of wisdom to apply that knowledge, it will not help us. We must
be wise in our understanding and application of Scripture.
- Prov 4:8 (KJB)
- Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour,
when thou dost embrace her.
- If we exalt wisdom, that is make it a priority to obtain wisdom, then
when we walk in wisdom, wisdom will exalt us. Wisdom will cause others to
seek us for advice just as the Queen of Sheba had come a long way to hear
the wisdom of Solomon, others will notice that something is different about
us and will seek us out. When we counsel others that will cause them to
excel in their Christian walk, we will be honored in the sight of those whom
we have helped. However, if we do exude much wisdom, we must be very careful
to give God the glory for that wisdom or else we could wind up failing just
like Solomon did in his later years. We must make wisdom the primary
characteristic of our walk and all other things will build upon that wisdom.
- Prov 4:9 (KJB)
- She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory
shall she deliver to thee.
- Just as a beautiful piece of jewelry is very noticeable on a person, so
wisdom by coming with grace, will make a person noticeable. Others will see
a difference in the person adorned with grace and that difference will be a
crown of glory which the true Christian will wear. The unbeliever wears the
crown of death but the believer wears the crown of Christ given to them
through the sacrifice of Christ. Salvation not only saved us from hell but
the true believer was given a kingship in the kingdom of God.
(Rev 1:6 KJV) And hath made us kings and
priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for
ever and ever. Amen. We will wear the crown of
Christís glory throughout eternity as we rule in the new Heaven and new
- Prov 4:10 (KJB)
- Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life
shall be many.
- Receive - Grasp or seize
- God wants to teach us well that when we take His wisdom and live our
lives according to it, one of the results will be longer life on this earth.
This is because we will see any evil and know the results of making a
foolish decision ahead of time. (Prov
22:3 KJV) A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but
the simple pass on, and are punished. A wise man
will avoid the snares of this world and all its accompanying consequences.
As we live in wisdom, it will bring us closer to God and as we walk closer
to Him, we will be like Job and eschew evil.
(Job 1:1 KJV) There was a man in the land of Uz,
whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one
that feared God, and eschewed evil. As we can see,
the Bible describes Job as perfect and upright, that is because he had the
imputed righteousness of Christ. To eschew evil is to habitually avoid it
and when we live the life of wisdom, then we too, will make a habit out of