Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Feminine Touch Of Wisdom

Wisdom is described as a loyal wonderful woman in Proverbs chapter four. Look at what she does as a responder.

"Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you.

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight. Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her. She will place on your head a graceful garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown." - Proverbs 4:5-9 ESV

First wisdom must be won. Like a suitor winning the heart of a woman. The lover says, 'There is a way that she might be mine. I want her and only her. How can I win her?'

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.

Prize her. Do not forget her or forsake her. Honor her and embrace her.

She will keep you. She will guard you. She will place on your head a graceful garland and make you a king in the Earth.

What do I need in situations? Wisdom.
What will I seek? Wisdom.

Wisdom is more than information. It is application and understanding. It is not just hearing the words and recording them. It is understanding the nuance of a language and reading the inflection of a tone of voice.

"Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;" - 1 Corinthians 1:20-27 ESV

The cross of Christ is God's wisdom. His grace and mercy seem weak to fallen men and women but they are actually stronger than man's wisest liberal thought.

The cross is ugly but God challenges us to love it. To see beyond the surface and get insight regarding it's meaning and implications.

If we understand the wisdom of grace it will keep us and not forsake us in situations. The flowery garland of summertime will rest on our heads. A woven thing that only a woman would make and a man would only wear it because of the sweet manner of that woman.

A golden crown will be ours in situations. Christ reigns and we reign in life by His side. Dead to the world and our old loyalties and alive to God in the intimate monogamy of wisdom.


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