Pr. 24:14: “So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; if you have found it, there is a prospect, and your hope will not be cut off.”
“And your hope will not be cut off.” Don’t those words sound wonderful? Isn’t that something we’d love to experience? Surely we can.
As sweet as honey is to the taste, so shall the knowledge of wisdom be to our souls. Where do we get that knowledge of wisdom? You know what I’m going to say: The Word of God. If you are looking for some other answer, then you are going to be quickly disappointed. We can be knowledgeable about many things, but those things will never bring true wisdom. True wisdom comes from the Lord.
Fear of the Lord is the ultimate wisdom. When we fear the Lord and stand in awe of Him and His greatness, then we are truly wise; we have allowed the truth of His word to penetrate our hearts and our souls.
Does the reality of creation truly capture your attention? He simply spoke, and the heavens were made. He said the word and the waters were gathered together and given boundaries. He breathed a word of life and all creatures were created. He commanded; and it all stands fast, unable to be shaken. He is the One who holds the world in His mighty hands. Do you have knowledge of that? Does it create awe within you to think of the awesome power that it takes to do these things?
When you are able to trust that His Word is right, pure, and proven, and you are able to stand in awe of His greatness, you will have true fear of the Lord. When His wisdom causes you to yearn for more, then you are truly growing in knowledge. When His Word opens your eyes to the truth, and causes you to reflect on Him, then you are filling yourself with understanding.
…and your hope will not be cut off. 🙂
Making melody to Him in my heart,