Wise men never stop learning
“Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance…” — Proverbs 1:5
This message is stressed a lot in the book of Proverbs. Wise men take correction, they listen to what people have to say, and never stop getting wiser. The fool rejects the advice of others. If you wish to be wiser or smarter, learn how to take criticism.
Even if you are more knowledgeable or of a higher rank in a certain field; listen to everyone and see if you can learn from what they are saying. Don’t let your ego get in the way of your self-improvement.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
This verse teaches that the fear of God is foundational to true wisdom; all other types of learning are worthless unless built upon knowledge of the Lord Himself. Notice there is a sharp contrast between the wise life and the foolish life.
More than 3,000 years ago, King Solomon realized it isn’t enough to just acknowledge God.
We have to respect the Lord for who He is – the great Creator of all that exists, the wise Architect of this incredible universe, and the loving Father who is listening to your call out for help – and waiting to teach you just a little more of the lessons of life.
If you seek wisdom, you will find it
“…if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” — Proverbs 2:4–5
You can’t expect to be walking through life and eventually get a pile of wisdom dumped on your head. You also can’t expect to continually search for it and never find it. If you prioritize wisdom higher than wealth, the Bible promises that you will find it.
This message is constantly stressed throughout the book of Proverbs; wisdom makes herself available, but it is our job to seek her out with all of our heart.
“Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.” — Proverbs 3:7
If you are blessed with wisdom beyond your years, always stay in a humble mindset.
The Bible is very clear that God resists the proud but blesses a humble heart.
Pride comes before the fall.
If you find yourself getting swollen up because of your accomplishments, remember where your blessings come from.
✍️📕Mrs. Kalaiselvi Balakrishnan in Jesus Christ 📕✍️