I will seek Wisdom! That is a very interesting statement to say the least. Is it possible to seek wisdom? And if so how does one go about seeking for wisdom? In the book of Proverbs we read:
Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as forhid treasures;
Webster tell us this about the word “if” (Regularly, if should be followed, as it was formerly, by the substitute or pronoun that, referring to the succeeding sentence or proposition.) In verse 5 we read this;
Proverbs 2:5Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
If we will seek after wisdom as silver and as hidden treasures then we will understand the fear of the Lord and find the Knowledge of God. So in order to find wisdom we must seek after it. One must choose their friends with care; show me your friends and I will show you who you are. You will speak their language, wear their clothes, and share their opinions and their habits. If you associate with chickens, you will learn to scratch at the ground and squabble over crumbs. If you associate with eagles, you will learn to soar to great heights. If you are to soar with the eagles you can’t spend all your time with the chickens. If you are going to become wise you must spend time with wise people. The word “Wisdom” is found in 222 versus in our Bible. What is interesting about that is that the word “Wisdom” is found 53 times in the book of Proverbs. Now think about that for a moment; the book of Proverbs; Solomon is the principal author. What is so important about that? Solomon after he was King of Israel asked the Lord this;
1Kings 3:7And now, O LORD my God, thou hast made thy servant king instead of David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not howto go out or come in.
Solomon was honest and came before the Lord with a humble spirit and asked;
1Kings 3:9Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people? What Solomon asked for pleased the Lord;
1Kings 3:10And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.
Solomon, because you were not selfish this is what I will do;
1Kings 3:11 And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
1Kings 3:12 Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
We are told about “Wisdom” in the book of Proverbs by the wisest man that ever lived; don’t you think that if you and I spend time in the book of Proverbs we stand a better chance of knowing how to make wise choices and decisions?
At what age are we no longer affected by those around us; 18, 21. 30? The answer is we are always and forever influenced by those with whom we associate. If a man keeps company with those who curse and complain they will mirror the same. If a man spends his days with the lazy; those seeking handouts, they too will soon find themselves mirroring the same. Many of our sorrows can be traced to relationships with the wrong people. Spending time with Chickens or Eagles? You can have as much as you want or as little as you are satisfied with!