Wanting Wisdom

Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.`

Proverbs 18:1

There are certain things that we are going to have to do if we want to have wisdom.  Proverbs is full of wisdom, as is the entire Bible.  In fact, the Bible is the source of all wisdom.  There are many good books out there that can give us wisdom.  There are many good Christians who have some wisdom that they would be willing to share with us.  We are supposed to “seek and intermeddle” with wisdom, but there are a couple of prerequisites for seeking and intermeddling.

1. We have to have a desire for wisdom. 
-“Through desire” is what this verse says.  We are not going to find wisdom by accident.  We are not going to just stumble across wisdom.  We are going to have to have a desire for it.  We are going to have to want it.

2. We are going to have to separate ourselves.
-“Through desire a man, having separated himself…”  If we are going to go after wisdom; if we want and desire wisdom, we are going to have to separate ourselves.  Separation always involves being separated to something (in this case, wisdom) and from something (in this case, everything else).  Unfortunately, we don’t have enough time in the day or enough days in our lives to do everything we would like to do.  We have to prioritize.  We automatically prioritize things every day.  The things that are most important to us are the things that get done.  Just how important is wisdom to us?  Is it important enough to sacrifice other things in order to attain?  Is it important enough for us to spend our lives desiring, seeking and intermeddling with?

One response to this post.

  1. Was just thinking about wisdom last night. Something that we all tend to get busy and forget about, it seems. Especially when it’s given when we ask. Thanks for something to “chew on” today.

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