Southern Christian Writers


The Pursuit

WisdomBy Jamie Trisler

More and more my heart’s desire is to obtain skill for everyday living. In pursuit of this, my hands reach for a copy of the Scripture and my fingers turn to the pages of the book of Proverbs. King Solomon is credited for writing 3,000 proverbs (1 Kings 4:32), concise true statements of instructions and life observations, some of which are found in this book.
King Solomon wrote for the benefit of others and his purpose was multifaceted:

To know wisdom and instruction,
to understand words of insight,

to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice, and equity;

to give prudence to the simple,
knowledge and discretion to the youth—

Let the wise hear and increase in learning,
and the one who understands obtain guidance,

to understand a proverb and a saying,
the words of the wise and their riddles (Proverbs 1:2-6).

King Solomon was known for his wisdom (1 Kings 4:30-31). How did he get all of his wisdom? He asked God for it (2 Chronicles 1:9-12). I have Proverbs to help me with my quest for wisdom but I also have this promise, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5). There is no greater resource than God for obtaining skill for everyday living, i.e. wisdom.

About Jamie Trisler

What an honor it is to write for the Lord. My purpose is to share God's Word through the everyday circumstances of my life and to propel others to see their lives through the lens of His Word. Hopefully through my writing they will be encouraged to that very thing!

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This entry was posted on October 1, 2014 by in Skill for Everyday Living i.e. Wisdom and tagged , , .
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