Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
He who seeks wisdom is blessed by finding God’s favor.
The book of proverbs is known as the Book of Wisdom. It challenges man to be wise, to understand the power of wisdom, and to make decisions based on heavenly wisdom. It is important to understand that apart from the Word of God we can never achieve wisdom as God wants.
In today’s chapter, the proverbist personifies wisdom and makes it speak. Notice four truths that we see in the passage that are tied to wisdom.
1. The man who hears the voice of wisdom is blessed. – v. 34
Basically, the verse teaches that he who seeks wisdom and heeds it is doubly blessed. He who desires blessing then should seek it continually.
2. The man who follows wisdom will have a full life. – v. 35
We cannot live our lives as a foolish man and expect joy, peace, and fulfillment. Real life is reached by seeking wisdom and above all, heavenly wisdom.
3. The man who seeks wisdom gains God’s favor. – v. 35
When we seek to live lives based on God’s commands and use our biblical knowledge to make biblical decisions, the Lord blesses us. God longs for us to follow Him not for His benefit, but for ours.
4. The man who rejects wisdom sins and brings pain upon himself. – v. 36
There are people who need to go through grievances and pain to learn. They actively choose to reject the truth and live their lives their way. When we put wisdom aside and act based on our motivations, it should not surprise us when evil comes to our door.
Do you long to be blessed by God and enjoy the benefits of wisdom? Study His word, learn the truth, and when making a decision base it on heavenly thoughts.