What is wisdom?
Definition of wisdom
possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion.
Correct Application of Truth, makes one Wise.
Truth is Objective
It’s not just the laws of physics, mathematics, nature that are holding the universe together.
It is also God’s moral laws.
Wisdom cannot exist unless truth Exists.
Including Moral Truth.
Moral Truth is Objective.
It’s as real as rock. To break moral truth is to break yourself.
The More Truths you use, the more freedoms/benefits you can gain.
What happens when you combine these three laws?
1. Air Pressure, *storms and artic vortexes
2. Gravity, *tired feet, aching back.
3. Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. *bump into the doorway. The wall doesn’t move, all that energy is delivered back to you.
Answer; Flight, requires at least three laws.
True Freedom: Individual Responsibility.
Enables us to become Interdependent.
Teenagers are becoming: Independent
You are never alone with your choices, they always effect your relationship with God and people.
Whenever a third party comes in and says you are no longer responsible for ______________________ you have lost a freedom and become a slave.
In Proverbs God is going to talk about the following.
Your work ethic,
Why? because they are all in the 10 Commandments.
Look at the genius of this literary pattern.
IF. . . .
[Pro 2:1 ESV] My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
[Pro 2:2 ESV] making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
[Pro 2:3 ESV] yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
[Pro 2:4 ESV] if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures,
Then. . . . (Benefits) 1st Benefit is God, a relationship with your Creator.
[Pro 2:5 ESV] then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
Benefits of Following Your God. . . .
God is the Source
[Pro 2:6 ESV] For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
To Gather & secure safely.
[Pro 2:7 ESV] He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
[Pro 2:8 ESV] guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of His saints.
Then. . . . .(Benefits)
[Pro 2:9 ESV] Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;
[Pro 2:10 ESV] for wisdom will come into your heart,
Wisdom come INTO your heart, NOT from your heart.
False Teachers say the good is already in your heart.
Godly teachers say Put Good in your evil heart.
Jesus said concerning the human heart.
[Mat 15:18 ESV] But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
[Mat 15:19 ESV] For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
[Mat 15:20 ESV] These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone."
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
[Pro 2:11 ESV] discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you,
Look before you leap.
Wisdom Protects you from Politicians, Preachers, Salesmen & The National News.
[Pro 2:12 ESV] delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech,
“Tie means lie”
Preachers; False Teachers,
Have you listened to a politician and after all those words, you still don’t know what they said?
They use general words but do not define what they specifically mean.
[Pro 2:13 ESV] who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness,
[Pro 2:14 ESV] who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil,
[Pro 2:15 ESV] men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways.
Each one of the following breaks one of God’s Big Ten Commandments.
Healthcare: Steals Freedom & Your Money
Taxes: Steals your money
Tithing to TV Preachers, so God will give you more material wealth. Stealing
Sexual Immorality: Coveting & Adultery: Any physical intimacy outside of marriage of one man and woman.
Wisdom protects you from Sexual Immorality.
[Pro 2:16 ESV] So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman, from the adulteress with her smooth words,
[Pro 2:17 ESV] who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets the covenant of her God;
[Pro 2:18 ESV] for her house sinks down to death, and her paths to the departed;
[Pro 2:19 ESV] none who go to her come back, nor do they regain the paths of life.
[Pro 2:20 ESV] So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.
[Pro 2:21 ESV] For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,
The Unrepentant don’t have much of a future.
[Pro 2:22 ESV] but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.