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According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of wisdom is knowledge that is gained by having many experiences in life; the natural ability to understand things that most other people cannot understand; knowledge of what is proper or reasonable; good sense or judgment.  According Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Biblical wisdom is the “ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding”.

Notice the definition from Webster depends on life experience or other circumstances to obtain worldly wisdom.  However, Biblical wisdom requires knowledge and understanding.  I don’t know about you but I would rather have Biblical wisdom because it is directly connected to God as the creator of knowledge and understanding.

True wisdom is not gained through the world.  It must be pursued through seeking The Lord.  God’s Word says those who find wisdom gain understanding, and they are blessed. When we seek Biblical wisdom we are seeking God Himself.

The pursuit of wisdom is not easy.  It means not living by our emotions or feelings.  It means not acting impulsively but instead stopping to think before speaking or acting. Searching for direction from The Lord enriches our relationship with Him and brings us more blessings than we can ever imagine.  Wisdom is truly a gift from God and a tree of life!

Blessed are those who find wisdom,
    those who gain understanding,
for she is more profitable than silver
    and yields better returns than gold.
She is more precious than rubies;
    nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are pleasant ways,
    and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her;
    those who hold her fast will be blessed.

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9 thoughts on “Tree of Life – Thoughtful Thursday

  1. “The pursuit of wisdom is not easy.” While I know this, sometimes I forget because somewhere I believe that these things that are important–marriage, motherhood, the pursuit of God, the seeking of wisdom–should come naturally and therefore come naturally. Thanks for the reminder this morning.

  2. Thank you for sharing this thoughtful write up on wisdom. I think I’ll read it to my daughter to start a discussion on this topic. Very well written. Thanks for sharing with TGI Saturdays. Have a blessed weekend and week ahead.

  3. I love word studies. I don’t think I realized that there are essentially two definitions, a worldly and a Biblical.

    When I thought of Biblical wisdom, in some respects I still saw it as the experiences of the “older women vs. the younger” in having more wisdom through their walk with the Lord and a longer study of the Scriptures. It looks like I combined both the world’s definition and a Biblical one…

    The Bible certainly is clear that ALL true wisdom comes from God, and all we need to do is seek and ask and we will find it.

    Thanks for sharing!

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