Got real wisdom?

John Piper mentions five biblical instructions for how to get real wisdom: First, desire wisdom with all your might. Proverbs 4:8 says, “Prize her highly and she will exalt you; she will honor you for your embrace.” These are not cheap words. To prize something and to embrace someone are signs of intense desire and love. Wisdom must be valuable for us. We … More Got real wisdom?

Where to go on your quest for wisdom

Dr. Kim Riddlebarger comments on Job 28: Divine wisdom is therefore most fully revealed in special revelation–God’s speeches and acts of redemption. Such wisdom is codified in God’s law–particularly in the covenant of works God established with Adam in Eden, the specific terms of which are republished in the Ten Commandments. The realization that true … More Where to go on your quest for wisdom

Wise Words

The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume him. —Ecclesiastes 10:12 We probably all know foolish people who use many words. I know a few wise people who use many words and are discerning and articulate. Using many words is not necessarily an indicator of one’s … More Wise Words

Pity the Fool

Proverbs 28:26 Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered. Trusting in your own mind, in your own heart, is the opposite of trusting in the Lord.  Look at the contrast:  be a fool or be delivered.  Remember the words of Proverbs 3:5 and 6?  … More Pity the Fool

God speaks through….me!

In “The Treasury of David,” Charles Spurgeon says: Verse 3. My mouth shall speak of wisdom. Inspired and therefore lifted beyond himself, the prophet is not praising his own attainments, but extolling the divine Spirit which spoke in him. He knew that the Spirit of truth and wisdom spoke through him. He who is not sure that … More God speaks through….me!