Wisdom births Excellence

29th JULY, 2021

Christ for Youth International

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. [Proverbs 8:6 KJV]

In the cacophony of voices trying to govern us, God's wisdom stands out. How so? What is the mark of wisdom? How do we ascertain which voice belongs to wisdom?

Our verse today plainly tells us that wisdom speaks excellent and right things. The Oxford language dictionary defines excellent as being 'extremely good; outstanding'. Now you might assume that it will be easy to decipher what things are good and right and hence tell-apart wisdom's voice.

Yet that isn't always the case. In fact, we are cautioned in Proverbs 14:12 'There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” So to make the right judgement call, we must follow the wisdom progression path.

Bible tells us in Proverbs 9:10 that 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.' The reverence we have of God gives us the wisdom to seek knowledge of Him through His inspired Word (The Bible).

The knowledge we gather from the bible then gives us the understanding we need to tell which voice is speaking of extremely good, outstanding and right things. The voice of wisdom! After hearing the voice and putting to action what it says, we birth excellence.

Note that the wisdom progression path is not linear, but cyclical. We must take this path in every moment and with every decision. Proverbs 9:9 tells us that if you give instruction to a wise man, he becomes even wiser. So as we continually heed the instructions of wisdom, we grow in wisdom and show forth excellence.

Thank You Lord for giving me Your wisdom. Grant me the grace to birth excellence in all areas of my life with this heavenly wisdom in Jesus' Name. Amen!

Further Reading: Proverbs 24:14

Bible In One Year: Jeremiah [24 - 27]

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