Wisdom for Life, Part 4, June 24, 2012

– wisdom is not just knowledge, it’s knowing when to apply knowledge at the right time and in the right amount. It’s the ability to recognize teachable moments.
Prerequisites of Wisdom:
1. Trusting in the Lord (Prov. 1:7) – to rely or cling to
  – the whole theme of the book of Proverbs is summed up in this one verse.
  – the fear of the Lord is reverential respect and honor of God
2. Passionately pursue wisdom (Prov. 4:7-8)
  – personify and embrace wisdom
  – ask God for wisdom (James 1:5)
  – reading through the Proverbs
  – buy lunch for someone who has wisdom you need and spend time with them.
3. Embrace an accurate moral code (Prov. 4:18-19)
  – moral code functions like a compass – an immoral code is like a broken compass and you just get more and more lost
  – begin moral code by commiting wholly to God
  – grace requires more than what the law required
  – start with the ten commandments
  – Colossians 3:5 – greed, sexual immorality, lust, are all idols
  – covetry is just deceoption
4. Build a life consistent with god’s plans (Prov. 19:21, James 4:13-15)
  – wise people commit their plans to God