Thursday, May 14

Thankful Thursday - Wisdom

Proverbs 2:1-6, My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Wisdom comes in two ways: it is a God-given gift and also the result of an energetic search. Wisdom's starting point is God and his revealed Word, the source of "knowledge and understanding". Wisdom is God's gift to us. But he gives it only to those who earnestly seek it. But because God's wisdom is hidden from the rebellious and foolish, it takes effort to find it and use it. The pathway to wisdom is arduous. When we are on the path we discover that true wisdom is truly God's and he will guide and reward us for our sincere and unrelenting pursuit.

We gain wisdom through a constant process of growing. First, we must trust and honor God. Second, we must realize that the Bible reveals God's wisdom to us. Third, we must make a lifelong series of right choices, we must learn from our mistakes, pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and recover. People don't develop all aspects of wisdom overnight. Some people may have more insight than discretion; others have more knowledge than common sense. We can pray and ask God for all areas of wisdom and take the necessary steps to develop them in our lives.

Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage is hosting TT today. Visit her site and read the other posts today from women who are full of wisdom.

I am thankful today for the wisdom God has given me over the years. I would have certainly made many more ridiculous mistakes in my lifetime without it.

Blessings friends!


  1. You did a wonderful job on this post. Thanks for reminding me that we are to search for wisdom as if looking for hidden treasure.

  2. Awesome post on wisdom! I loved it. Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

  3. Deborah, I loved your thoughts about todays topic. Happy TT!

  4. you are so right about obtaining wisdom if we search deeper within we will recieve sight that we may not if we do not thanks for writing such a great post

  5. My lack of wisdom has certainly caused many mistakes! Thanks for sharing!

  6. You're so right. We grow in wisdom - it isn't usually just dumped upon us. Have a good weekend!

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  8. Hi Deborah,

    Such great wisdom in your words and the scripture is powerful also.

    I am finally getting over to your place for Thankful Thursday…. Last week. Yikes, I am a bit behind. Thank you for honoring the Lord with your Thankful heart. I will see you again this Thursday. Hugs

    PS. I forgot the computer tip last week but have a good one for this week.


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