3 When I was my father’s son,
Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,
4 He also taught me, and said to me:
“Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live.
5 Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
7 Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
8 Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
9 She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”
10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings,
And the years of your life will be many.
11 I have taught you in the way of wisdom;
I have led you in right paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,
And when you run, you will not stumble.
What Will Wisdom Do for You?
Wisdom will preserve your (v6)
- Don’t loosen your grip on wisdom
- Have an affection for her (wisdom) and she will keep you
Wisdom will promote you (v8)
- As you embrace wisdom you will be lifted (promoted)
- You will be promoted because you have the answers
“Just because you’re old doesn’t mean you’re wise.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
Wisdom Will Prolong Your Life (v10)
- Listen, pay attention with the intent to obey
- Grasp it, Receive it, Accept it
“The more you heed the voice of wisdom, the more and clearer you will hear the voice of wisdom.” – Pastor Billy Johnson
“You’ve gotta get more than an education, you’ve gotta get wisdom.” – Pastor Billy Johnson