To give subtlety to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion. A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
Over the holidays, and at various times of the year, the schools in most areas close for seasonal breaks. Children play and have a great time. Then comes the dreaded day when the vacation is over and School resumes its sessions. It’s not really school which is dreaded, as much as it is the idea of having to study and learn something. That takes work and time. It means having to memorize some things. Of which we hear young and old alike all make the same claim. “I am not good at memorizing things.” Well that’s just not true. Let’s think for a second. Where do you live? What is the address? What is your phone number? How do you get to work? What’s your favorite food? You have all the answers to these questions buried in your mind. You memorized them. Why? Because knowing each of these facts are very important to your daily life.
The book of Proverbs is also important for your daily living. I am not asking you to memorize the book of Proverbs. However, what do today’s verses tell us? “A wise man will hear”, and not just hear, but will also dig deep, to find the dark sayings. Simply put it’s not just reading the words, but understanding the depth of their meaning. Not just readers and hearers, but doers also.
What will be your choice? Will you be someone who reads the words, walks away, and never think of them? Or even worse, one who never even reads the words at all. Or will you be the wise person who says in your heart, I will read, learn, understand, and apply the wise counsel of the wisest one of all times. Are we talking of Solomon as the wisest? Absolutely not. The wisest is God. God simply used Solomon to share the wisdom and truth that He has for you.
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