Thursday, November 8, 2012

EMMDEV 2012-11-08 [Proverbs revisited] The power of wisdom

A wise man attacks the city of the mighty
and pulls down the stronghold in which they trust. Proverbs21:22

I like this one!

Wisdom is connected to the will of God.
It is to think before we act.
It is to be ready to receive advice
It is based on values of integrity, justice, and love.
It needs a clear picture of God and a humble picture of ourselves.

When we are armed with God-given and God-guided wisdom, there are many things we can tackle and overcome.

Wisdom and courage are a powerful combination which will allow us to overcome bad habits, blockages in the work place, and strongholds in our family lives.

I love the way this proverb combines wisdom (which we associate with quiet and contemplative settings) and the hurly burly and chaos of the battlefield. Wisdom is earthy, practical and life-saving.

So, how do we get wisdom?
(We did look at this at the beginning of the series, but to recap:)
- Ask God for guidance
- Get advice from others who are wise
- Base life on the firm foundation of truth, integrity, and God's Word
- Be ready to obey when guidance is received.

When we are equipped like this, Giants will fall.

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Theo Groeneveld theo@emmanuel.org.za
You can see past EmmDevs at http://emmdev.blogspot.com/

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