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Embrace WISDOM.............The Principal thing for your Greatness!




Godly Wisdom!
1. Comes with discernment and instructions
2. It guides, keeps and protects you
3. It Promotes beyond measure
4. God's wisdom is the principal ingredient for Success!


Embrace is a powerful word that relates to love.  You embrace someone you love and so the Lord wants us to love Wisdom, accept its teachings and prefer wisdom to money and other things.  One reason is that wisdom brings all these other things plus more.

Wisdom hold the key to success in life.  It holds the key to weighty inventions, divine health, to divine prosperity, divine safety and to walking in the spirit and divine rest Prov 3. 

To embrace wisdom is to seek knowledge of how things are done, their effect and conclusion. To exalt wisdom is to give knowledge acquisition, research and study a pride of place in your life, especially the knowledge of God, His ways and the things He love.

God is telling us in Proverbs 3 and 4 that "His wisdom is the principal thing". Godly wisdom is described a tree of life to them that lay hold on her.  Every other wisdom will benefit you to a point and expire, but godly wisdom stays with you, guides you  and directs your lifestyles till eternity.  

The Lord says wisdom will preserve you and keep you.  She will promote you and bring you honour. Speak it, meditate on it, teach someone wisdom, apply the knowledge you have acquired to your life situations and love the products of wisdom and she will give thy head an ornament of grace, a crown of glory will she deliver to you.  Relevant skills important, but in addition get godly Wisdom! 

Many years ago, I meditated on wisdom as it is Proverbs 3 and 4, I came to the conclusion that this 'Wisdom' is God Almighty Himself.  The wisdom that will guard you, keep, defend, and protect you from the works of the enemies is surely GOD.

It therefore means that if you can acquire godly wisdom, you have acquired safety and key to everything else.  Wisdom keeps!  Godly wisdom comes with discernment - which was what Solomon actually asked for. That he may know how to discern good and bad and then judge the people right.

Instructions from Godly Wisdom - Prov 4:13-27

1. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

2. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.

3. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.  Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.

4. For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

5. But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

6. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

7. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

8. Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

9. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.


Solomon was gifted in wisdom from his birth.  The bible foresaw his coming to build the temple of God, which God asked David not to build.  It was wisdom that motivated him to offer 1,000 burnt offering - something that even his father David, being a friend of God could not do.

The young Ruler was a man of immense wisdom and quick understanding judging from his answer to a request the Lord made to him in a dream.  Instantly, wisdom told him to humble himself before God, and be thankful for being chosen to be king over God's people.  

Wisdom led him to make the most spiritually compliant request, that agrees with the mind of God and God was happy with the young man's request. 

See Solomon's request:  1 Kings 3:6-13

And Solomon said, "Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with thee; and thou hast kept for him this great kindness, that thou hast given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.

And now, O Lord my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in.

And thy servant is in the midst of thy people which thou hast chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?

The Blessing:

Beloved, the bible says Solomon's speech pleased the Lord,  and God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment.  Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.

And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.

EFFECT:

Solomon obtained godly wisdom in measures that no human on earth had ever received and will ever receive.  He was the wisest of all men, had the ability to walk with God and follow His ways. He knew what was right. 

Solomon discovered almost everything the early man knew about nature.  The sources of Rivers, the rising and going down of the Sun. moon the animals and their strength, man and what we think about.  He also discovered the times and seasons of life and put them in proper perspectives.

Solomon it was that discovered what is foolishness, the vanity of riches, lusts and human desires.  He discovered that the vanity in the heart of man is from the Lord, who created man and put into his heart the desire to conquer the world.  God gave man dominion to the earth and all His creations on the earth, So, man's burning desire is first towards the world, to conquer and dominate, instead of loving God.

Solomon discovered some strange findings like 'the people that have money, riches and wealth, but lack the appetite to eat and enjoy their wealth.  Their zeal and joy is to continue to increase in wealth and later leave everything for others to enjoy. The book of Ecclesiastes is full of the discoveries of Solomon.

Solomon got wealth as promised and could not control himself, his appetite and lusts came in-between and he fell from grace.  The wise man could not take his eyes off women and from all pleasure and joy.  In a confession he made made in Eccl 2:10a, he stated that "whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy" - This statement probably explained why he married the highest number of wives and concubines in history.

Solomon discovered that the race of life is not to the swift, nor battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise men, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill...but time and chance happeneth to them all - Eccl 9:11

Solomon discovered all these and more before he went astray, and was not able to return to walking in God's way. He could have followed after his father David, a man after God's own heart, he made mistakes also, but he quickly repented and returned to fellowship with God. 

Finally on Solomon, he told us that God giveth to a man that is good in his sight Wisdom, and Knowledge, and Joy. But to the sinner, He giveth travail-Eccl 2:26

CONCLUSION:

Seek divine wisdom, knowledge and understanding.  In all your learnings, forsake not God and His instructions. When God gives you wisdom, remember to be grateful and serve Him.

The moment you depart from the ways of the Lord to follow other gods or idols, God will also leave you and your profiting will nose-dive and finally crash.

Beloved, Jesus is coming back soon.  "Where will you spend eternity - In heaven or hell"? This is the time to work-out your salvation.  Now is the acceptable time!

Repent and give your heart to Jesus. He will give you a new life, victory and eternal life.  Will you accept Him today?



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