FRIDAY, AUGUST 4
Scripture: Proverbs 4:7-12
In verses 7-12 we find the fourth and fifth fruits of wisdom, “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Exalt her, and she will promote you; She will bring you honor, when you embrace her. She will place on your head an ornament of grace; A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. I have taught you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in right paths. When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, And when you run, you will not stumble.” When we revere, elevate and pursue wisdom, that will lead to advancement. Promotion is the fourth fruit of wisdom and always a blessing in advancing our purpose and place in life. The fifth fruit of wisdom is that it brings honor and honor involves high regard and distinction. The sixth blessing of wisdom is in verse 9, “She will place on your head an ornament of grace…” and the Hebrew word for “grace” means ‘Favor.’ The favor of the Lord often precedes the promotion of the Lord. So wisdom brings us into great favor. The seventh fruit of wisdom is also in verse 9, “…A crown of glory she will deliver to you.” In Hebrew, “a crown of glory” means, ‘Bravery or renowned.’ So with wisdom we get a reputation of being a person with excellent character. This is the sevenfold blessing of wisdom as we pursue it. It is obvious as mature and fruitful believers that we cannot afford to be without these manifestations of God’s wisdom.