Wisdom & Understanding

key-lockProverbs 4:5-7
Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Wisdom is like a key.  It is the thing that will do most to help you to achieve something.  But let me ask you, what good is a key without knowing which lock it belongs to?

Get understanding…

When a person understands something, then this person values, comprehends and grasps the actual knowledge that has been acquired.  In other words, understanding is how to use the knowledge you have.

You may know what the Bible says about a particular subject, but until you actually follow its instructions there will not be much benefit to your life.  Getting wisdom along with understanding is likened to hearing and doing the Word of God.  It is the person who does the Word that can expect results!

For example, you may know that the key to living a satisfied life is to forgive others.  However to actually live a satisfied life, forgiveness must be put into action and not just a piece of information you have in your head.  It is not enough to just know something.  The power is when you utilize what you know… when you put the knowledge into action.  It is wisdom along with understanding that gets results!

Is there some key information that you have, but have not applied it to your life?  What are you waiting for?

Remember to be REAL…