Proverb for the Day 2:6 — Wisdom and Her Peeps!

For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 

We define wisdom as “seeing life from God’s point of view.” While there are a variety of means by which the LORD give us wisdom, as this verse notes — He’s the supreme source!

Personified throughout the book as a woman, Wisdom is the primary character quality in Proverbs. But, like wisdom, also “from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.”

God is actually the source of all three — wisdom, knowledge, understanding — and they’re all portrayed in Proverbs as readily available to each of us.

Knowledge is “the ability to see things as they really are” and we define understanding as “realizing how right choices lead to a meaningful life.” Taken together they offer a pretty good trio of support for whatever challenges we might be facing.

To access all three — we must simply realize our own need for their empowerment and accept that He’s willing and able to impart them all…to any of us.

Like bananas growing in bunches or grapes growing in clusters, in Proverbs, knowledge and understanding regularly come along with wisdom. Generally mentioned first, wisdom seems to be recognized as “the first among equals.”

So, the good news is — they’re all available to us. And, even better, when we get one — we have access to them all!